This recipe was from my favorite aunt. Our family always looked forward to going to her home, and she would always serve this delicious Hungarian nut roll.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 rolls
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a bowl according to package instructions. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

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  • While yeast softens, combine sugar, 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening, butter, egg yolks, egg, vanilla-butternut flavoring, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until creamy and thoroughly combined.

  • Combine flour, milk, and yeast mixture in a separate bowl; mix into egg mixture until well combined and a dough forms. Set aside to rise in a warm area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Knead risen dough down gently; cut into 4 equal pieces. Set the pieces aside and let rise for an additional 20 minutes.

  • While rolls rise, beat egg whites using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until stiff. Add pecans, sugar, honey, and vanilla extract; beat to combine.

  • Roll out each piece of dough using a lightly floured rolling pin on a lightly floured work surface, to approximately 13x18-inch rectangles, 1/4-inch thick.

  • Spread pecan mixture approximately 1/4-inch thick onto the dough. Roll up dough, beginning from the side. Place rolls 2 1/2-inches apart on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Mix yeast according to individual package instructions.

Freezes well to use later.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 28.6g 9% DV; fat 19.7g 30% DV; cholesterol 30.6mg 10% DV; sodium 76.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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