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A Message from Marie’s Nutcracker Sweet

As a small, family owned business with a patriarch who is immune compromised as the result of a kidney transplant, we have always been sensitive to reducing the spread of germs. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines for proper hand washing and sanitation of our work space. Our limited staff is family and we will continue to monitor them for any signs of illness before allowing them to work. Our facility has little to no foot traffic and the nature of our retail business has always been mail order or pick up by appointment only.
We will continue to ship orders as usual. For anyone in our local area who would like to order rolls, we can make special accommodations based on your circumstances. You may choose to pick up at either our Richland or Windber locations. We are not yet baking in Windber, but we can arrange for order pick up there if it is more convenient. At either location we can bring your order to your car. For our elderly and most vulnerable customers we can arrange for local delivery if necessary. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for your continued support of our small business.

Nut Roll Defined

Nut roll

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nut roll is an Eastern European pastry of yeast bread similar to a strudel, with one or more fillings. It is also known as: Potica (also known as gubana, guban'ca, or povitica, depending on the region) in Slovenian; Orechovnik in Slovak; Makowiec in Polish language; Štrudla in Serbian; Povitica, Orehnjača (walnut variant), or Makovnjača (poppyseed variant) in Croatian. Over time, it has been adopted most by most of Eastern Europe, and has subsequently changed into regional varieties of the same dessert. It is traditionally made to share at celebratory events, and holidays such as weddings, Easter, or Christmas. It is popular in the United States in areas with large Eastern European settlements, such as the Iron Range of Minnesota and Butte, Montana (where it is known by the Slovenian name potica and Croatian / regional Slovenian name povitica).

Preparation and Design

A sweetened dough is rolled flat, and a filling is smeared onto it. The dough-filling combination is rolled onto itself, forming a log or loaf-shape, then baked. When sliced, the cross-section shows a swirl of filling. Major types or forms of nut roll are: rolled log, loaf made via a bread pan, a bun form, and a "crazy loaf" style with a unique texture.

Fillings

Traditional Nut Rolls in the US are made with walnuts, poppyseed, and/or coffee. Other variations may also include: vanilla, tarragon, "hazelnuts, honey, mint, curd, cream, cracklings, bacon or dried fruits, ... cocoa, chocolate or carob fillings, and cinnamon and raisins or currants ... bread crumbs, lemon zest, rum and heavy cream or sour cream. Other fillings include apple, sour cherry or jam.