Freezer Braided Nut Roll (Coffee Cake)
50 mins (prep 30, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
3 servings
Originally from a Fleischman's Yeast cookbook, this has been a Christmas standard with our family for probably 30 years. Today I only make one recipe which makes 3 rolls, but when the children were little and funds were slight at Christmas, I would make these ahead in the freezer and then give them as Christmas presents for close friends. I would give them in the frozen state with a copy of the recipe for Christmas morning baking. If you like yeast breads, this is wonderful and not really hard. As often happens on Recipezaar, "don't let the length of the instructions scare you". They are provided for those who may be newbies at any kind of yeast baking and to share what I have learned over the years. Once you have mastered the technique, you can successfully double the recipe to make six nut rolls at a time. This year I served mine with Breakfast Overnight #61831 which is also ano overnight recipe. I hope you grow to like this as much as my family has over the years.

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  • 5 1/2-6 1/2 cups flour (sifted if possible)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/4 ounces fleischmans active dry yeast (these come joined together in 3 packets of 1/4 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup softened margarine (room temp)
  • 1 cup very-warm tap water (120-130 degrees if you have a thermometer but i never use one. you should be able to hold your hand)
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups ground english walnuts, ground the finer the better
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 9 tablespoons melted margarine
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 6 -8 tablespoons water (add water gradually until "drizzle" consistency)
  • 1 dash salt


Serving Size (415.96 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 1474.73 Calories from Fat 356.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39.58g 182.68%
Saturated Fat 7.84g 117.58%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1169.15mg 146.14%
Total Carbohydrate 260.06g 260.06%
Dietary Fiber 31.8 g 381.62%
Sugars 89.45 g %
Protein 41.84g 251.02%
Vitamin A 1430.33IU% Vitamin C 0.17mg%
Calcium 98.1mg% Iron 8.64mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tap water, english walnuts, ground, melted margarine, confectioners' sugar, dash salt


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