Walnut Roll ‘Strava’

Episode 93 - Walnut Roll 'Strava'

Ingredients:

  • Pastry:
  • 2 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Nut Filling:
  • 1 Packet of Butter (melted)
  • 2 Cups Walnut (chopped)
  • 2 Cups Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Pinch of Nutmeg/Cinnamon
  • Syrup:
  • 250g Butter (melted)
  • 4 tbsp Honey (softened)
Note: Preheat oven to 180°C

Method:

Pastry:
  1. Rub oil into flour and add sufficient water to make soft dough.
  2. Knead for at least 10 minutes until dough is smooth in texture and whitish in colour.
  3. Divide into 4 sections. On a floured board, roll out fairly thin.
Syrup:
  1. Gently melt honey and butter in a saucepan until combined and golden.
  2. Set aside for basting pastry when ready for baking.
Assembly with Nut Filling:
  1. Combine filling ingredients. Sprinkle filling all over pastry and roll up firmly.
  2. Shape ends on the angle.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut on oblique lines ¾ the way through at approximately 3-inch intervals.
  4. Place onto greased baking tray and baste with syrup mixture.
  5. Place into oven and cook for approximately 3o minutes.
  6. Baste at regular intervals whilst cooking and turn to brown evenly until pastry has a crispy texture.
  7. Remove from oven, place on wired tray and allow cooling before cutting through the slices to make individual pieces.
  8. Baste with syrup once more to glaze.