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Merry Christmas



Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Nut Roll Recipe


Nut Roll - a family holiday tradition that I have not had in many years. 
I finally attempted again this year with success!
I can remember eating this every year as a kid and loving every last morsel. 
As I got older, I would sometimes place a nice pat of butter on top.
Not like it really needed the butter but....
This recipe is one that my mother's family has passed down for generations.
This is one tasty holiday treat that will not disappoint.

Tips:
1. When rolling out the dough it needs to be quite thin.

2. The ground walnuts I used were from Oh! Nuts.
Nicely ground, fresh and wonderful nut flavor. I highly recommend them. 
Their products are always fresh and flavorful. 
3. As you roll the dough up, you will need to roll it really, really tight. Otherwise it will
split open and become a mess. Ask me how I know.
4. Your nuts need to be ground very, very fine. (Food processor is your friend.)

Nut Roll:

4 cups of flour
2 1/2 sticks butter- make sure it is room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp of salt
1 egg
2 tsp. baking powder

Mix with fingers flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and butter for about 10 minutes, the longer you rub the flakier it becomes. Beat the egg and milk together and pour over top of the flour mixture. Work well until the dough forms a ball. Refrigerate over night. Split dough in half. Roll the dough out thin on a well floured surface. Spread evenly the nuts over top and roll up tightly. Use water to seal the seam and you will want to tuck in the ends. Repeat with the remaining dough. 

1/2 pound nuts (ground fine)
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar 
cold coffee to make the mixture spreadable (about 4 Tbsp.)

Mix all ingredients together and spread atop the dough.

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