Croatian nut roll (orahnjaca)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 cups Unbleached flour
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Light cream
¾ cup Water
4 \N Egg yolks; beaten
2 ounces Cake yeast
½ cup Water
¼ pounds Unsalted butter; melted
1½ tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Sour cream
1 \N Egg yolk
1 pounds Walnuts; finely ground
1 cup Sugar
½ \N Stick butter; melted
½ cup Milk; (1/2 to 1)
2 \N Egg whites; beaten
¼ teaspoon Walnut flavoring


Sift together flour, salt and ½ cup sugar in a large mixing bowl. Heat cream and ¾ cup water until lukewarm. Add egg yolks and melted butter.

Dissolve yeast in ½ cup lukewarm water, and 1½ tablespoon sugar and add the egg mixture. Make a well into the flour, slowly pour yeast mixture into the flour beating well with wooden spoon. On a slightly floured board, knead dough until it is elastic and smooth. If dough sticks to the board, add a little flour, knead 15 to 20 minutes. Place dough in a large bowl lightly greased, turning to grease top. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in bulk. Punch dough down. On a slightly floured board shape into a ball, then divide ball in half. Now shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place 1 ball in bowl and cover with a towel. Place the other on a slightly floured board, cover and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Now roll as for jelly roll 11" x 5", spread the nut filling (after mixing ingredients well) and start rolling, rolling away from and pulling roll towards you each time you make a turn. Place in a greased pan 11" x 5", seam side down, prick about 10 times with a fork to release air. Brush with 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Other ball can be filled with other filling.

NOTES : From Hermine Sostarich of Brookfield, Wisconsin: My mother, Barbara Suveljak Hosni and father, Thomas Frank Hosni, Sr., passed through Ellis Island in September 1913 from Austria-Hungary. My mother decided I should have some of her recipes. As a result, we did a "stop and measure" as she prepared Nut Roll.

Recipe by: Barbara Suveljak Hosni Posted to Digest bread-bakers.v097.n075 by snardo@... on Nov 23, 1997

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