Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday's Mouthful O' Joy

Today's mouthwatering recipe comes from the kitchen of The Calm One's Grandma, affectionately known as Granny Longfingers. It's this time of year when I am baking, that I especially miss Granny. She was loving, funny, played a mean game of dominoes and made food that would melt in your mouth.

Her loving hands made this recipe for years and she faithfully distributed the nut rolls to friends and family alike at Christmas time. She's in Heaven now probably seeing who else she can make a nut roll for. One day I'll post about what a special lady she was, but until then, Enjoy!

Granny Longfinger's Nut Rolls

Crumble in a bowl:
4 c. flour
1/2 lb of butter

In another bowl mix:
5 egg yolks
1 c. sour cream
1 pkg. yeast in 1/4 c. warm water
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon extract

Add liquids to flour mixture.
Divide into three parts and wrap in waxed paper.
Keep in fridge overnight.

5 egg whites, beaten stiff
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. nuts (I use walnuts)

Roll out one part dough (turning dough over frequently) into a thin sheet onto sugared board (you may need to re-sugar surface as you roll out the dough)and spread 1/3 of filling mixture onto it. Roll up, but not too tightly. Pinch ends and tuck under roll to keep filling inside. Place onto cookie sheet.
Bake 25-30 minutes @ 350*. Roll may split on top during baking (It's OK!). Transfer roll onto cooling rack so bottom doesn't continue baking. It can be a little tricky, I often have to use two wide spatulas to help in the transfer.

And there you have it! Hope your family enjoys these nut rolls as much as our family has.


  1. I love that "granny longfinger" title--it's a name straight from Dickens! All my family has unusually long fingers :) Rather like E.T.

  2. Anonymous11/28/2007

    One ingrediant you left out and no one can get. Those loving long fingers used to mix those nut rolls. Just like the main ingrediant in her carrot cakes. Many try to duplicate her baking with great success but they just can't find that main ingrediant. Sadly missed always but especially at this time of year. Wish I could get her a box of chocolate covered cherries.

  3. Anonymous1/04/2008

    And sadly, this was as close to a nut roll as I got this year.
    Love, Mother


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