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Slovak Kolache Recipe (Slovakian Walnut Roll)

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Looking for a delicious and unique dessert recipe? Pin this Slovak Kolache Recipe for a delicious, sophisticated addition to your next gathering. These tender Slovakian walnut rolls feature a rich, nutty walnut filling paired perfectly with a sweet, soft dough, giving you a flavor that’s sure to impress your guests. With such a unique flavor, these rolls are sure to be a hit at your next party!

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What is a Kolache Roll?

A kolache is a type of pastry that is popular in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A kolache roll is a variation of the traditional kolache that is made by wrapping the dough around a filling.

What You Need to Make Slovak Kolache

For The Slovak Kolache Dough

  • 3 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ½ cup milk, heated to 110° F
  • ½ cup + 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

For The Walnut Filling

  • 4 cups ground walnuts
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 ¼ Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make Slovak Kolache

Make the Filling

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground walnuts, milk, sugar, butter, and cinnamon until it forms a paste. Set aside.

Make the Slovak Kolache

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in the warm milk.
  2. Using a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix together the yeast mixture, remaining sugar, salt, butter, eggs, and sour cream. Beat on a low speed for a minute, then add the flour. Continue mixing on low for 2-3 minutes, then on medium-high for 5-6 minutes. The dough should be just slightly sticky. If needed, add another ½ cup of flour.
  3. Form the dough into a ball, then transfer it to a greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap or cloth and allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 60-75 minutes, or until the dough has doubled.
  4. Once the dough has doubled, punch it down with your fist, then divide into 3 equal pieces and roll each piece into a rectangle, about ⅛ inch thick.
  5. Brush each rectangle with melted butter and spread the walnut filling on top, leaving the far long edge of the dough uncovered by the filling.
  6. Carefully and tightly roll the dough lengthwise. Pinch together the ends and transfer the prepared rolls to a piece of parchment paper with the seams side down and wrap with cling wrap. Repeat with the other 2 dough pieces.
  7. Let the rolls rise for 50-60 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  8. Once risen, bake the Slovak Kolache for 30- 40 minutes until golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing. ENJOY!

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slices of walnut roll, rustic background

Slovak Kolache Recipe (Slovakian Walnut Roll)

DWELL by Michelle
Looking for a delicious and unique dessert recipe? Pin this Slovak Kolache Recipe for a delicious, sophisticated addition to your next gathering. These tender Slovakian walnut rolls feature a rich, nutty walnut filling paired perfectly with a sweet, soft dough, giving you a flavor that's sure to impress your guests. With such a unique flavor, these rolls are sure to be a hit at your next party!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Rise Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine European
Servings 28 servings
Calories 146 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Slovak Kolache Dough

  • 3 tsp active dry yeast
  • ½ cup milk , heated to 110° F
  • ½ cup +1 teaspoon sugar , divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter , softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour , plus more as needed

For The Walnut Filling

  • 4 cups ground walnuts
  • ¼ cup milk
  • tbsp butter , melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

Make the Filling

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ground walnuts, milk, sugar, butter, and cinnamon until it forms a paste. Set aside.

Make the Slovak Kolache

  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in the warm milk.
  • Using a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix together the yeast mixture, remaining sugar, salt, butter, eggs, and sour cream. Beat on a low speed for a minute, then add the flour. Continue mixing on low for 2-3 minutes, then on medium-high for 5-6 minutes. The dough should be just slightly sticky. If needed, add another ½ cup of flour.
  • Form the dough into a ball, then transfer it to a greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap or cloth and allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 60-75 minutes, or until the dough has doubled.
  • Once the dough has doubled, punch it down with your fist, then divide into 3 equal pieces and roll each piece into a rectangle, about ⅛ inch thick.
  • Brush each rectangle with melted butter and spread the walnut filling on top, leaving the far long edge of the dough uncovered by the filling.
  • Carefully and tightly roll the dough lengthwise. Pinch together the ends and transfer the prepared rolls to a piece of parchment paper with the seams side down and wrap with cling wrap. Repeat with the other 2 dough pieces.
  • Let the rolls rise for 50-60 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Once risen, bake the Slovak Kolache for 30- 40 minutes until golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing. ENJOY!
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