Recipe type: Dessert
Diós Kalács is a Hungarian food recipe of rolled walnut bread.
- 1 oz yeast
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1 lb flour
- 1⁄2 lb butter
- pinch of salt
- 1 oz sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2⁄3 lb sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 12 oz walnuts, ground
- 12 oz almonds, ground
- 3 apples, grated
- 6 oz raisins
- 1⁄2 tsp vanilla
- grated peel from 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp apricot jam
- Sprinkle yeast over the sour cream and place in a warm place until dissolved, about 10 minutes.
- In a food processor, mix yeast mixture, flour, butter, salt, sugar, and 3⁄4 of the egg yolks just until they form a dough.
- Remove from processor, knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
- Place in a greased bowl, cover, and leave in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until doubled.
- Divide dough into two. On a floured cheesecloth, roll out one dough ball to a 1⁄3-inch-thick rectangle.
- For the filling, bring sugar and water to a boil for 5 minutes to make a light syrup. Add walnuts and almonds. Remove from heat, and stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Spread half of the filling to within an inch of both edges.
- Roll up firmly like a jelly roll and place seam side down on a greased and floured baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining piece of dough.
- Brush rolls twice with remaining beaten egg yolk.
- Prick with a fork in a pattern of waves or flowers.
- Bake in the middle of the oven at 350F for 30 minutes, turn down heat to 325F and continue baking until rolls are golden brown, about 10 minutes.