Holiday Fun with Melissa Schroeder

Today Melissa Schroeder is sharing one of her favorite holiday recipes with us. I love recipes that have been handed down as they make for a sweeter holiday.

This is an old Czech recipe that has been handed down in our family and is included in The Write Ingredients from Samhain.

Favorite books, hmm, I love to read some books set in the winter. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas comes to mind. I also love to dig into Harry Potter that time of year. I do have favorite movies to watch. A Christmas Story plays all day in our house when TNT does the 24 hours of it, but I also love The Ref, Dennis Leary at his sarcastic best with a great supporting cast. For the first time in more than a dozen years, we are making a trip back to be with our family this holiday. I can’t wait to have a serving or three of these nut rolls.

Grandma Bodnar’s Nut Rolls




1 cup lukewarm milk

2 eggs

3 envelopes yeast

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. salt

4 cups flour


Filling (mix together):

1-1/2 cup walnuts or pecans

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup milk

1 egg white


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crumble yeast into warm milk. Add to rest of dough ingredients and mix well until hands are clean from dough. Let rise 1 hour in a warm place. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick and spread with filling, not too close to edge. Roll up and seal all edges so filling doesn’t leak out.  Let rise 1 hour again. Bake and brush with butter. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.


1 Comment

  1. aurian

    I also love watching the same movies every year. Here in Holland, they usually broadcast the Sissy trilogy. I just love it. Those dresses, costumes, just everything.


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