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Lemony Nut Rolls

 Lemony Nut Rolls
My grandmother had these light, lemon rolls waiting for the men when they came in from working the fields on our farm. They're still a favorite with our family today.
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the potatoes,

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Lemony Nut Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • milk, sugar, shortening, egg, lemon juice and peel, salt and 2 cups
  • flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a
  • firm dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a
  • 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Brush with butter to within 1/2 in. of
  • edges. Combine the sugar, pecans and lemon peel; sprinkle over
  • dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch
  • seam to seal. Cut into 16 rolls. Place cut side up in two greased
  • 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until
  • doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10
  • minutes on a wire rack. Combine frosting ingredients; spread over
  • warm rolls. Yield: 16 rolls.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 246 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.