Sadly I wrote an entire blog post about our nadzook-ian adventures, which Blogger apparently ate for breakfast. Oh well, in short -- it was a delicious challenge and a lot of fun to make.
I made the dough in advance on a weekday morning and then Sara came over in the evening and, while I whipped up a quick dinner, she made the filing.
We decided to add walnuts and cinnamon to the basic vanilla + butter + sugar suggested.
Sara did the hard work of rolling out the dough.
And the fun work of rolling up our pastries.
We coated them in egg-yolk wash and cut them with a pastry cutter.
This picture doesn't do them justice. They were really beautiful out of the oven -- nice swirl with a lovely brown glossy top -- and they smelled wonderful.
They tasted wonderful, too. We each had two and had to resist going for more. Thanks for a great challenge -- new to us, but I suspect we may make these again!
The Daring Bakers’ April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake. Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake.