Orange Walnut Roll: A sweet dessert bread made with a walnut, orange zest, and brown sugar filling, rolled up into swirly layers and baked. Then topped with an orange glaze.
I made a version of this Nut Roll years ago.
Which seems so long ago.
It was one of the first things I made in my then new house.
I still miss that kitchen to this day.
Mostly because it had a large island.
An island so large I’m pretty sure it’s bigger than my whole kitchen I have now.
I bring this up because you have to roll this out to 20-x-30.
Which I didn’t think about until I was in the middle of rolling it out and realized I didn’t have the counter space do it.
That resulted in me getting very creative.
And that resulted in a lot of swearing. 🙂
The original version I made did not have orange and it was pecan.
While I love me a pecan they are more expensive than walnuts and this recipes uses 4 cups of nuts.
I considered using dried cranberries as well and I think if you wanted to add them that would be tasty.
I’d add about a cup or so.
Chocolate chips would work with the orange and walnut too.
My filling always seems to run out a little and I’m okay with that.
It makes a nice crispy caramel nut edge that I love.
Be sure to test your yeast before you start to bake.
Nothing worse than finding out after all the ingredients are mixed together that your yeast isn’t fresh.
If you didn’t try the original version I definitely think you should make that or this version.
Both are yummy and a fun treat to make for relatives for breakfast.