Delicious home-made bread with a sweet and nutty pecan or walnut filling.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 package yeast (about 2-1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup warm water
4 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cups sugar, half brown, half white
1 stick of melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs one at a time Dissolve 1 yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and add to creamed mixture. Sift 4 cups flour and 2 tsp. salt together. Add to mixture and mix. Place in greased bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Mix all filling ingredients together.
Roll out 10" X 14" size dough, spread half of the nut filling on and roll up. Repeat with second dough roll. Seal edges, cover with towel and place in warm spot until dough rises, or for an hour, whichever comes first. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Brush with melted butter if desired the last fifteen minutes before roll is done.
Kristin, who donated this recipe, says: "My mother makes this every year. I can't remember a year when she didn't."
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