Sweet roll for drop-ins

A holiday classic you can make ahead
JERRY ANNE DI VECCHIO

Gigi's Hungarian Almond Roll

In December, the doorbell rings often - a little refreshment on hand to offer guests is in order. My friend Gigi showed me how to make this lovely, spiraled nut roll, from a recipe her mother brought from Hungary. Chilled airtight, it stays fresh up to a week and makes a delectable alternative to cookies.