As a child, I wouldn’t always understand everyone’s obsession with nut rolls during certain holidays (Christmas and Easter, for example). Where I come from, walnut roll is a traditional dessert, and it usually contains raisins, which I’ve never really liked. What’s more, it would often come dry and kind of chewy. I actually liked it only on rare occasions when someone baked a roll, rich with nutty filling and without all those nasty raisins.
As I grew older, I discovered poppy-seed and cheese-tarragon rolls. Oh, how yummy these could be! Now, after a certain period living a keto/low-carb lifestyle, I’ve started missing these specific treats, especially during holidays. Religious or not, in this part of Europe everyone is either baking or buying these around Easter and Christmas (or just pretty much most of the time in rural areas). And how nice they smell!
So, what else to do but adapt the original nut roll recipe to become keto diet friendly? For starters, I’ve prepared walnut, hazelnut, and coconut rolls. The recipe that follows contains only walnuts, but you can always use any other nuts.
Related: What nuts to choose on Keto?
I’ll sure try making the poppy-seed and cheese-tarragon rolls in the future, that’s how much I like how the walnut recipe turned out. And, of course, a macadamia roll that should become a keto “best-seller” roll in no time.
The recipe is not the most simple one out there, mostly because the dough is not simple to roll out and kept together before placed in the baking pan. But when done, and especially the next day, all the possible dough frustration is long forgotten, and “I want more!” is all that’s left.
I definitely suggest you try going nuts with this one!
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