This sweet bread is bursting with flavor and a sweet ground walnut filling.
Put yeast and ½ tsp sugar in an 8 oz measuring
cup. Mix with fork and add about ¼
cup warm milk. Mix well until
yeast dissolves and let rise in warm spot until it reaches the top of the cup.
Heat the 2 cups of milk, butter, and shortening, in
a saucepan. Let cool to lukewarm.
Beat 6 egg yolks and sugar together until creamy.
Add the milk and egg mixture to the flour
alternately with the yeast. I use a mixer with a dough hook for this step.
Knead dough until it becomes satiny. At this
point, add more flour or milk as needed to reach proper consistency. Dough
should be smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 2 hours.
Divide the dough into about 8-10 balls, approximately
the size of baseballs.
Roll each ball into a large rectangle: about 12
inches by 14 inches.
Spread the filling over the dough and roll up
jelly-roll fashion. Fold ends over
and pinch closed.
Brush loaves with a mixture of 2 egg yolks mixed
with 1 tablespoon water.
Bake at 375º for 18-22 minutes or till done. Remove and brush with butter. Cool on wire racks.
If you want to start a tasty tradition at your house, don’t miss this sweet, walnut filled yeast bread, rolled into tasty goodness. This recipe make 9 loaves, so you will have plenty to share, if they last that long! If you start by 8 am, you can be sitting down to fresh warm loaves and coffee by 1 pm.