Slovak Nut Rolls


This is an old Slovak recipe. In Slovak it is called Roshky. The rolls are filled with lekvar, a thick, soft fruit spread. This is an all day project. This recipe will make 7 or 8 twelve inch loaves, or some dough may be reserved for lekvar squares.

7 or 8 loaves


  • 2 cups margarine

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 cups sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 12 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 1 pound ground walnuts

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 8 ounces apricot preserves

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Prepare two fillings. Mix together walnuts, 1 cup sugar, and 1/ 8 teaspoon cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix lekvar with lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.

  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 2 cups butter or margarine, and 6 eggs. Mix well. Add sour cream, milk, flour, yeast, and salt. Beat thoroughly until dough does not stick to hands.

  3. Form dough into 7 or 8 balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured board to a rectangle.

  4. Brush dough with melted butter. Fill with fillings. Roll tight. Place on greased pans, and let stand for approximately 4 hours to raise before baking.

  5. Brush tops with beaten egg yolk just before placing in oven.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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