UA Recipe Collection

Slovak Nut Rolls


1 Roll
SourceKathy Murdock (1992)
Prep time35 minutes
Cooking time12 hours, 45 minutes
Total time13 hours, 20 minutes


1 pk
1 c
sugar, plus 1 tsp (divided)
1⁄4 c
lukewarm water
1 lb
margarine, plus 1/4 cup (divided)
5 c
egg yolks
egg whites, beaten stiff
1 c
sour cream
2 t
vanilla (divided)
1 lb
walnuts, ground fine
1 c
sugar or to taste
1⁄4 c
margarine, melted
1 t


For the dough, mix yeast with 1 teaspoon sugar in lukewarm water; set aside until bubbly. Cut 1 pound of margarine into flour as for pie dough. Add yeast mixture, egg yolks, sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well. Divide dough into 4 parts; wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate overnight. 

For nut filling, mix together walnuts, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold beaten egg whites into the mixture.

Roll out refrigerated dough on floured surface 1/8 inch thick. Spread with nut filling and roll up like a jelly roll. Place on lightly greased baking sheet; let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. 


Dough can also be used for poppy seed rolls or small kolacky.