This year my sister came over to make up a few loaves. We used two bread machines to make up the dough. While the dough was rising, she used a food processor to grind up some pecans. She was nice enough to use pecans in place of the usual walnuts since I always have a bad reaction to walnuts. One year when we made this I tried breaking up the walnuts in a sealed baggie with a rolling pin and inhaled some walnut dust - that set my nose to itchin' sumpthin' fierce!!
When the dough was ready we spread it out as thin as we could get it. The pros can get it paper thin but we weren't that lucky. We stopped spreading when the dough kept tearing.
We then took the cinnamony/sugar/pecan mixture and spread it across the dough. We rolled it up and baked it. We had cut off the ends to make the loaf look neat, so we baked the ends and used those for taste testing!