Baked Nut Roll Recipe

Upgrade your usual desserts with this easy baked nut roll recipe. It’s a European pastry dish that goes by a lot of names like Kolachi roll, and Hungarian or Slovak nut roll. We’re following this old fashioned nut roll recipe that highlights the sweet walnut filling that also goes well with a soft baked dough. Pair this treat with a cup of hot lemongrass tea or orange coffee

Tips on Making Baked Nut Rolls

To help you make these delicious baked nut rolls, we’ve listed down a number of helpful tips so that you’ll achieve that beautiful golden brown dough with a tasty nut roll filling:


  • Use a food processor to grind the walnuts. This recipe requires finely ground walnuts so simply chopping it won’t be enough. We suggest using a food processor to make the prep easier for you.
  • Add in orange zest. Try adding in a bit of orange zest in the filling for a subtle citrus flavor to mix with the sweetness of the nutty filling.
  • Poke holes on the dough surface before baking. Use a fork or chopsticks to poke 5 to 6 holes through the dough to release some of the trapped steam inside. It also helps with keeping the nut rolls in a uniform shape.
  • Brush egg wash on the rolled dough to achieve a golden brown finish. Make the egg wash by whisking together 1 large egg and a tablespoon of water inside a small bowl. After mixing, using a pastry brush, coat the uncooked dough with egg wash.
  • Drizzle it with a sweet glaze. If you want extra sweetness, make a white frosting glaze to drizzle on top of each roll. To make the frosting, combine sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix until it reaches a smooth texture.
Baked Nut Roll Recipe

How To Make Baked Nut Roll Recipe

This easy nut roll recipe is the perfect pastry to serve with tea or coffee. With your homemade dough, add in the sweet nutty filling, roll it up, and finish it off with a tasty white frosting glaze.

Prep: 25 mins
Chill: 2 hrs
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 55 mins


For Dough:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, or margarine
  • ¼ oz active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream

For FIlling:

  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup butter, or margarine
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup ground walnuts

For Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsps milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Scald milk in a saucepan, then add sugar, salt and margarine. Let cool to lukewarm. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in sour cream and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  4. Add this mixture to the lukewarm milk texture.
  5. Beat egg and add to the mixture.
  6. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth.
  7. Stir in 2 more cups of flour to make a stiff batter.
  8. Remove from the mixing bowl and knead dough on a floured surface.
  9. Knead until dough is smooth, soft, and elastic.
  10. Dust lightly with flour then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  11. Cover bowl with towel and let rise.


  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan.
  2. Add in flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and chopped pecans. Mix well.
  3. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.


  1. In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Mix until it reaches a smooth consistency. Set aside.


  1. Lightly dust flour on the surface, then roll dough into two 14x7-inch rectangles.
  2. Add in the filling mixture and spread evenly.
  3. Roll dough up lengthwise. Seal edges and fold under ends.
  4. Place both rolls on a large baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool.
  7. Drizzle the roll with frosting.
  8. With a knife, cut the nut rolls into 1-inch thick slices. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 19g
  • :
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Calories: 302kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 164mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 241mg
  • Vitamin A: 332IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my nut roll crack?

Nut rolls can crack when you use too much flour on the dough. Make sure that you only add the correct amount of flour for this recipe. Overbaking them can also dry it out, as well as rolling it too thinly. To prevent this from happening, make sure that the final roll of dough, including the edges, is at least a quarter inch thick or just thicker, in general.

Does nut roll have to be refrigerated?

Yes, so that it can last longer. It can last in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also make it ahead of time by making uncooked rolled dough that you can store in the freezer and make it last for up to 2 months. Simply wrap it tightly with a plastic wrap and then with a freezer-safe foil. When ready to bake, thaw it in the refrigerator first.

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Indulge in this delicious baked nut roll recipe that combines both sweetness and nuttiness! It will give you a pastry roll that’s worth every bite. Top it off with some sweet white glaze, and pair with a cup of hot tea or coffee for added enjoyment and taste.
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