Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand


  • Total: 5 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 5 hr
  • Cook: 20 min
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1 cup (2 sticks) butter

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cube cake yeast

1 cup heavy cream

3 egg yolks

Filling, recipe follows


1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup raisins


  1. Dough: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix butter with dry ingredients until sandy. Crumble yeast into cream and stir in the yolks. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients to make a dough and chill it for 3 to 4 hours or more. Roll out 1/3 of the pastry thin, into a circle.
  3. Filling: Combine sugar, cinnamon and nuts and sprinkle onto the dough. Dot with golden raisins.
  4. Cut into triangles and roll up starting at the wide end and place on a greased cookie sheet, point side down. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise 30 minutes at room temperature. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
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