My goal for the New Year is to try strudel. I have wanted to give this a try for a long time. I even have
a 'you-tube' demo with Rose Levy showing you the details of strudel making. One day this winter it's going to happen and I will post about it for better or worse!
Poppy Seed and Walnut Rolls
4 cups sifted flour
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks ( beat slightly)
2 pkg. yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
In a cup or small bowl mix 1 cup of lukewarm water, 2 tablespoons sugar and the yeast. Stir to mix and let stand while mixing butter with flour and salt as for a pie. Make well in center of flour mixture and drop in the beaten egg yolks and yeast. Mix thoroughly with hands until dough leaves sides of bowl about 5 minutes of kneading. Place dough on lightly floured board. Cut dough into four pieces and let rest for about 15 minutes. Roll each piece out and spread with filling. Roll up as for jelly roll. Place rolls on lightly greased baking sheets. Brush with egg whites and let rest for about 20 minutes. Bake at 400º for 20- 30 minutes. Loaves will be nicely browned.
1/2 lb. ground poppy seeds
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
Heat milk, add poppy seeds stirring until milk is absorbed. Remove from heat and add sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
I buy the canned Solo poppy seed filling and add a few tablespoons of milk to thin it a bit.
1 lb. ground walnuts
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Prepare the nuts the same as the poppy seeds. If making four rolls of the same kind double the amounts for each mixture.
|Yeast, warm water and sugar|
|Flour, salt and butter|
|Yeast and eggs poured into the center|
|Ready to roll!|
|Spread with poppy seed filling|
|Rolled and ready to bake..brush with egg whites|
|Ready to make the walnut filling|
|Out of the oven cooling|