I have fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table cracking bags and bags of walnuts. Each batch of bread required 4 1/2 cups of finely chopped walnuts. The yummy smells that came from the kitchen when my Grandma was cooking are among my dearest childhood memories.
In a moment of nostalgia, I googled then found a recipe that seemed like what a 40 year ago memory of me as a 10-year-old could remember about Grandma's nut bread. Here is what I found:
2 packages active yeast
½ cup warm milk
¼ cup sugar
In a bowl, mix the warm milk, sugar and yeast. Let dissolve.
1 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
4 - 4 ½ up to 6 - 6 ½ cups flour
In a separate bowl, mix butter, sour cream, eggs and flour. Pour in the yeast mixture. Stir together.
The dough should be sticky.
Turn the dough on a floured surface. Knead until smooth. Cover & let rise about an hour.
1 ¼ sugar
½ cup butter
½ teaspoon cinnamon
4 ½ cups ground walnuts
1 large apple, peeled & grated
In a skillet, add all filling ingredients & cook until warm on low. Let cool.
Punch down. Turn on a floured surface. Divide into four. Roll dough into a rectangle. Spread filling. Roll dough like a jelly roll. Place on baking pan. Cover & let rise to double about 30 minutes.
Bake 350 for 40 minutes. Remove from pans to cool.
After all these years, I made the bread today. It's as delicious as I remember. My husband and kids love it too. Ommie's nut bread recipe is found. :)