This recipe uses a shortcut where you just use canned almond cake and pastry filling (or almond paste); a homemade filling option is also included. It’s perfect for holidays, celebrations, and edible gift-giving as 1 recipe makes 8 nut rolls (12-13 slices each)!
Activate the Yeast: Activate the yeast by adding 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar into the 1/2 cup warm water (make sure the water is 120-130°F) Allow the yeast-water mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is foamy.
To Make The Dough: In your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, add the activated yeast mixture with the eggs and mix until combined . Add the sour cream , melted and cooled unsalted butter, granulated white sugar, vanilla extract, and kosher salt.
If you don't already have the dough hook on, put the dough hook on, put the stand mixer on low speed, and add the flour gradually, about a cup at a time. The dough should be soft when it's done mixing and the dough should not stick to the sides of the mixer bowl.