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Nut Roll Coffee Cakes

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

3 loaves

"I especially love preparing povatica with ground-up walnuts," shares Louise Gasper of Northville, Michigan. "The bread is tender with a golden brown crust and a nutty filling that’s flavorful but not too sweet. With a drizzle of white icing and a sprinkle of walnuts on top, this bread becomes a festive dessert. It pairs well with a cup of strong coffee."
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups ground walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the butter, milk, egg yolks, sugar, salt and flour; beat until smooth. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in walnuts; set aside.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Let stand for 10 minutes or until easy to handle. Divide into thirds. Roll each portion into a 15x13-in. rectangle. Spread filling over rectangles to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  4. Place seam side down on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over coffee cakes.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 124 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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