Bear N Mom Recipes - Croatian Nut Rolls

Croation Nut Roll
Croation Nut Roll
Grind Nuts
Grind Nuts
Roll dough
Roll dough
Spread nut mixture on dough
Spread nut mixture on dough
Roll dough into a log.
Roll dough into a log.
Nut rolls ready for the oven
Nut rolls ready for the oven
Nut Roll Sliced for serving
Nut Roll Sliced for serving
Apricot Roll Variation
Apricot Roll Variation
Nut Rolls and Poppy Seed Rolls baked for a wedding.
Nut Rolls and Poppy Seed Rolls baked for a wedding.

My son-in-law is Croation and his grandmother made nut rolls for his family. That recipe is a family secret and he wont share it with me or anyone else. I can appreciate that because I am the holder of a family cheesecake recipe that came from the Old Country and my daughter forbids me to share that one.

I am a nut roll lover from way back and my feeling is that you can't use too much nut filling for my taste. I love the sweet nutty flavor along with the sweet bread all rolled into one.

This recipes was given to me by a lady who was from the same area as my son-in-law's grandmother and was famous for her nut rolls. When I first met her, she was already getting frail but she still made her nut rolls for Easter. I'm so glad she shared this recipe before she was taken to her reward. It is my pleasure to see that the recipe is not lost to Old World Baking Enthusiasts.


Dough

Dough Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 1 Small cake yeast
  • 1/2 C. Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 6 C. Flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt

Scald milk, cool, add sugar, mix until sugar is disolved. Add yeast to 1 cup of this mixture and let stand until bubbly. Add butter, beaten eggs and yeast mixture to remaining milk. Add flour (1 C. at a time). Cover and rise in warm area. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and brush with melted butter.


Nut Filling

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 C. Nuts ground
  • 1/2 C. Butter
  • 1/4 C. Sugar
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 egg yolks

Filling: Mix ingredients and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Cool before spooning over dough.

Spread filling and roll up. Rise again until double. Bake 350 deg. 45 min.

You can double this recipe and make 5 or 6 small loaves in bread pans.

Alternatives

This dough recipe would be great with different fillings. My suggestions would be apricot but so many people favor poppy seed.

© 2009 Laura L Scotty

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