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Nut and Poppy Seed Rolls

 Nut and Poppy Seed Rolls
My grandmother always made Nut and Poppyseed Roll, a Hungarian family favorite, as a treat for Christmas. It tastes extra delicious with a cup of coffee on Christmas morning as you sit by the Christmas tree. —Carrie J. Gamble, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
28 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • NUT FILLING:
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • POPPY SEED FILLING:
  • 1 can (12-1/2 ounces) poppy seed cake and pastry filling
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water

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Nut and Poppy Seed Rolls (continued)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sour cream,
  • sugar, butter, eggs, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Beat
  • in remaining flour until mixture forms a soft dough. Transfer to a
  • greased bowl, turning once the grease the top; cover and refrigerate
  • overnight.
  • Divide dough in half. Roll each portion into a 14x12-in. rectangle.
  • For nut filling, in a small bowl, combine pecans, sugar, dates, milk
  • and salt. In another bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form;
  • fold into pecan mixture. Spread over one portion. Spread poppy seed
  • filling over remaining dough; sprinkle with raisins and walnuts.
  • Roll up each jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch
  • seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place seam side down on parchment
  • paper-lined baking sheets. Let rise in a warm place until doubled,
  • about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough water
  • to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over breads. Yield: 2 loaves
  • (14 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: Nut Filling: 1 slice equals 290 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 298 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Poppy Seed Filling: 1 slice equals 307 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.