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Recipe Description
My Oma’s recipe from Germany​
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Ingredients for the Hefeteig (yeast dough)

2 ½ c flour

4 tbs sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½ tbs yeast

1 c lukewarm fresh milk

6 tbs soft butter

1 egg

Important: Make sure that all ingredient have room temperature

Ingredients Filling:

5-6 oz milk

¾ c sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 ½ c ground hazelnuts

2 tsp cinnamon

1 egg-white (beaten)

Optional: 2 tbs cocoa​
Sift flour into a large bowl

Warm up milk until lukewarm add sugar and yeast. Stir until yeast and sugar have dissolved in milk

Add egg, mix well

Add mix to the flour

Add butter and salt; knead for a good 10 minutes

Let the dough rise until double in size in a warm place, cover with a moist kitchen towel

Punch down, let rise again

While dough is rising for the second time prepare the hazelnut-filling:

Combine milk, sugar, cinnamon and hazelnuts in a pot and bring to a slow boil. Stirring constantly

Remove from stove and let cool, add the beaten egg white

Preheat oven to 350

Roll dough until into a large rectangle shape

Pour filling onto dough, spread evenly

Roll up dough starting with the long side

Cut the roll lengthwise into 2 halves forming to “ropes”

Twist both ropes together

Bake on a cookie sheet (middle rack) for about 45 minutes, but make sure that the top doesn’t get too dark

Optional: let cool cover with a powdered sugar glaze


Use almonds or pecans instead of hazelnuts

Add some raisin​

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Oh, this looks so good! I can't make it for us, because my son is allergic to nuts, but I'll bet it will taste good with other fillings. I will have to experiment. It looks like it would be good for the holidays.

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
It works without the nuts, maybe add some chopped raisins or chopped dried apples?

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That looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing.:lip:

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They look fabulous!
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