Yale's Nut Roll

Thanks to Carol Yurkovic's mom - Luba

 

One taste and I’m transported to a winter’s night, long ago in Hazleton.  Snowflakes tickle my eyelashes as I look up at the Christmas lights strung across the streets and running along the streetlights.  The sky is dark, the town quiet.  The only sound is the snow crunching underfoot.  My fingers and toes are cold.  My nose is froze.  Finally, up the steps to Carole’s house.  Stomp my feet to knock the snow from my boots and step inside.  It’s warm as toast.  The red carpet beckons a holiday welcome.  The lights on the tree are blinking or are they winking, ‘cause they know the secret history of every ornament.  I miss our midnight chats.

 

I haven’t made this recipe since 1969.  But I made it this year and thought you’d enjoy a taste.

 

 

Makes 8 Nut Rolls

Makes 2 Nut Rolls

 

10 - 12 cups flour

1 pound butter

12 tbsp sugar

10 - 12 eggs

Pinch of salt

4 oz yeast cake

1 cup milk

 

 

Mix butter, flour, sugar, and salt like piecrust.

Add eggs one at a time.

Dilute yeast in warm milk, and then add the rest to make soft dough.

 

Put in buttered bowl.

After it rises, separate into 8-9 round balls.

Roll out and spread with filling.

Bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes.

 

 

Nut Roll Filling

 

4 - 6 cups ground walnuts

½ that amount of sugar

 

Melt sugar in ½ cup milk.

Add a stick of margarine and about 2 tbsp vanilla.

Wait until it cools off, then spread and roll.

 

 

2½  - 3 cups flour

¼ pound butter

3 tbsp sugar

3 eggs

Pinch of salt

1 oz package dry yeast

¼ cup milk

 

 

Mix butter, flour, sugar, and salt like piecrust.

Add eggs one at a time.

Dilute yeast in warm milk, and then add the rest to make soft dough.

 

Put in buttered bowl.

After it rises, separate into 2 round balls.

Roll out and spread with filling.

Bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes.

 

 

Nut Roll Filling

 

1 – 1½ cups ground walnuts

½ cup sugar

 

Melt sugar in 1/8 cup milk.

Add ¼ stick of butter and ½ tbsp vanilla.

 

Wait until it cools off, then spread and roll.