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Maple Walnut Rolls

 Maple Walnut Rolls
For old-fashioned flavor, you can't beat this attractive nut roll. The recipe makes four rolls, so you'll have enough to serve family and friends all through the holiday season. —Elleen Oberreuter, Danbury, Iowa
56 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 cups ground walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a
  • small saucepan, heat sour cream, butter and water to
  • 120°-130°; add to dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for
  • 2 minutes. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes longer. Stir
  • in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about

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Maple Walnut Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover
  • and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours. Punch
  • dough down; divide into four portions. Roll each portion into a
  • 14-in. x 12-in. rectangle.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar and syrup; stir in
  • walnuts. Sprinkle 1 cup over each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll
  • style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam
  • side down on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm
  • place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • from pans to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine
  • confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency;
  • drizzle over rolls. Yield: 4 rolls (14 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 188 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.