Rolled Nut Biscuits

    8 hours 41 minutes

    These rolled nut biscuits freeze really well, so you don't mind making so many of them. Great at parties.

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    Serves: 75 

    • 2 (8g) packets active dry yeast
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm water
    • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
    • 500g margarine, melted
    • 1 (400ml) tin evaporated milk
    • 1 cup (230g) sour cream
    • 6 egg yolks
    • 10 cups (1 1/4 kg) plain flour
    • 6 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 6 egg whites
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 2 kg ground walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar for dusting

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:21min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours41min 

    1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Let sit until creamy; about 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together melted margarine, evaporated milk, sour cream and yeast mixture. Stir in the egg yolks. Combine the flour, salt and 6 tablespoons sugar; stir into the wet mixture, then knead until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. Cover dough and refrigerate overnight.
    3. To make the filling, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Mix in sugar, ground walnuts and vanilla. Stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until filling reaches a spreadable consistency.
    4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    5. Cut dough into baseball sized portions. Dust a clean dry surface with icing sugar. Roll the dough out to 5mm thickness. Spread with filling, then cut into 16 wedges like a pizza. Roll up wedges from the outside into the point. Brush with remaining milk and place 3cm apart on a baking tray.
    6. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

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    These were very good. Instead of rolling and cutting them as individual cookies, I rolled and baked each as a large nut roll. Made wonderful hostess gifts when visiting at the holidays.  -  04 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe to base full nut rolls from. I did, however, make tons of changes so they turned out appropriately. Halved the dough recipe and had to double the filling. Omit the milk. Didn't let the dough stand overnight and had it warm when rolled out so you can roll dough very thin. Bake for 30-35 minutes. I ended up with 6 12-18" nut rolls that were wonderful.  -  17 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've been looking for this recipe. After I moved over 23 years ago it was lost. The lady was unable to give me the recipe again as she was seriously ill. Thank you  -  09 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)