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Source:
Vicky Bryant (from Carole Resnick)

Serves/Makes:4 loaves

Ingredients
  • Dough:
  • 2 cakes compressed yeast
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) milk, scalded and slightly cooled
  • 2 beaten whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) lukewarm milk
  • 6 1/2 to 7 cups (1650 ml) sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 4 beaten egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sweet butter, softened
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 pint sweet cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
  • 2 pounds ground walnuts
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 ml) sugar
Preparation
  • Dough:
  • Crumble yeast into lukewarm milk; add 1 T sugar, stir and set aside till foamy.
  • Sift flour, sugar, salt into large bowl and make well in center.
  • Add cooled scalded milk, beaten egg yolks and eggs, butter and yeast.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Knead until no longer sticky (about 10 minutes).
  • Form into soft ball and place in greased bowl.
  • Cover and put in warm place till double, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Filling:
  • Scald sweet cream, butter and honey together.
  • Pour over ground nuts.
  • Add lemon peel, vanilla and salt; mix.
  • Fold in egg yolks, sweet cream mixture and stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Blend in sugar.
  • Set aside.
  • Assembly:
  • Punch down risen dough.
  • Divide into 4 parts.
  • Place 1 section of dough on floured board.
  • Roll to about 1/4-inch thickness to about 9" x 22".
  • Spread nut filling on top of dough, leaving 1/2 inch plain dough on each side.
  • Roll up as a jelly roll.
  • Pinch seam of dough closed.
  • Place seam side down in 9x 5 x 3 inch greased bread pan.
  • Repeat with 3 other sections of dough.
  • Prick dough on top to prevent bubbles.
  • Cover with cloth and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
  • Brush tops with melted butter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Let stand in pans for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove to cooling racks and allow to cool completely.
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