Poteca Nut Roll is a rolled yeast-based pastry layered with a slightly sweet pecan nut and brown sugar filling that you see at Christmas time.

Ingredients of Poteca Nut Roll

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 tsp salt1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups ground pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • milk

How to Make Poteca Nut Roll

  1. Dissolve yeast in water in a bowl.
  2. Add milk , sugar, shortening, salt, egg. And 1 ½ cups flour.
  3. Beat until smooth, Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  6. Combine nuts, brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  7. Add enough milk until mixture is spreading consistency, Roll into rectangle.
  8. Roll up from one long side.
  9. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. If desired, brush with a glaze of powder sugar and milk.


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