Nut roll

Recipe from: 3/28/1996 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 21
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 250
    g
    butter, grated
  • 30
    ml
    soda water
  • 5
    ml
    lemon juice or brandy
  • FILLING
  • 100
    g
    mixed, chopped nuts
  • 45
    ml
    sugar
  • 3
    ml
    ground cinnamon
  • 1
    ml
    mixed spice (optional)
  • 10
    ml
    cake flour
  • SYRUP
  • 100
    ml
    sugar
  • 100
    ml
    water
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 1
    whole clove
  • 15
    ml
    honey
  • 5
    ml
    brandy
  • 5
    ml
    lemon juice
  • egg white for brushing
  • castor sugar for sprinkling on top
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F). Spray a baking tray with non-stick spray. Sift together the cake flour and salt for the pastry. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the soda water and lemon juice and mix to form a stiff dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour. Mix all the ingredients for the filling and set aside. Mix the sugar, water, cinnamon and clove for the syrup. Heat slowly until the sugar has melted. Stir continuously. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce is syrupy. Add the honey, brandy and lemon juice and cool. Add 50 ml (1/5 c) of the syrup to the filling ingredients and mix. Divide the pastry in two. Roll out one half into an 18 x 30 cm rectangle. Spoon the filling on top, leaving an uncovered edge of 2,5 cm. Roll the other half of the pastry into a 20 x 32 cm rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise and, using scissors, make incisions in the pastry at 1 cm intervals, leaving a 2 cm edge all the way around. Carefully unfold the pastry. Brush the uncovered sides of the bottom pastry layer with egg white. Place the other pastry half on top and press the sides together. Make a ribbed edge by pressing on the pastry with two fingers and making an incision between the hollows with a knife. Brush the top layer of pastry with egg white and sprinkle with a little castor sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
 

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