Walnut Rolls

Walnut Rolls | giverecipe.com

Mom has been here for a few days, which means we’ve been having feast- like dinners. As she knows how we are busy, she prepares wonderful dishes before I’m back from work. She went to Ankara (capital of Turkey) yesterday morning to visit her sister and turned back before evening. When I came back from school, I entered the kitchen first and opened the refrigerator to see what we had for dinner and guess what? There was a surprise waiting for me: These walnut rolls for my sweet tooth! And she also took these photos for my blog.

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The dough:

–          6 cups flour

–          150g butter, melted

–          2 eggs

–          1 cup yoghurt

–          ½  cup warm water

–          1 tsp salt

The filling:

–          2 cups crumbled walnut

The syrup:

–          3 cups sugar

–          3 cups water

–          1tbsp lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients for the dough well. And make a soft dough. Cover it with a wet piece of cloth and rest itfor about 40 minutes. Divide it into four balls. Roll each of them out. They shouldn’t be so thick. Try to make them as thin as you can. Sprinkle the crumbled walnut on them evenly.

Roll them up and cut them like coins.

Preheat  the oven at 180C and cook it until they get golden.

Meanwhile you can prepare the syrup. Put sugar and water in a pot and stir until the sugar melts. When it boils, add lemon juice and boil for a few minutes more until it gets thicker. Then wait it until cold.

Walnut Rolls | giverecipe.com

Take the walnut rolls out of the oven and pour the warm syrup on them when they are still hot. Wait them in this syrup and serve cold.

Walnut Rolls | giverecipe.com


  1. says

    Perfect for my afternoon tea. Looks delicious. I wonder if anyone can resist these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. OysterCulture says

    Sweet rolls like this are some of my favorites, and I cannot wait to try your version, I love the lemon syrup on top, perfect breakfast treat!

  3. says

    Hello zerrin!!

    Brussels calling!! Your apart & lovely walnut rolls look so marvellous & apart!!!

    So appetizing too!

  4. Erkin says

    Perfect recipe to be savoured after a couple of glasses of Rakı when one needs something sweet!

  5. says

    I hope you have a wonderful time with your mother, Zerrin! She looks like a fabulous cook and photographer…I will definitely be making these delicious rolls!

  6. vanessa says

    These look amazing! You are so lucky to have your mom there cooking for you!

  7. says

    MaryMoh- These are wonderful at any time of the day with tea. You can have these even with a scoop of ice cream.

    Anncoo- You’re right. I learn a lot from her.

    Sophie- Thank you! I ate quite a lot from these. They were wonderful!

    Cherine- Thank you! They do taste yummy, too :)

    Erkin- These can be eaten at any time if you love desserts with this syrup. The best point is that it’s so easy to make.

    Oyster- Although most people here don’t prefer eating such desserts at breakfast, I think such kind of desserts make great breakfast. There are various desserts with this syrup in Turkish cuisine and we call them ‘dessert with syrup/sherbet’ (şerbetli tatlı). This one is one of the easiest. Hope you love it when you try.

    Faith- I love to work with her in the kitchen as her tricks are always hidden in details. I always find something to learn from her. She says “You’ve learnt how to cook from me, I’ve learnt how to take food photos from you.”

    Jenn- You’re right, they make perfect snacks for me. I occasionally enter the kitchen to have some even after eating a lot. I’m afraid I’m gaining weight.

    Reeni- Thank you! I’m sure we will try some new (for me) dishes together.

    Vanessa- I’m absolutely so lucky. It’s great to see delicious dishes when back from work.

  8. says

    Hey Zerrin, I love walnuts, and even more turkish and eastern desserts soaked in sweet syrups-yum. Oh, and your Mom took photos for your blog? Sweet….

  9. says

    Oh your mom is a great baker and a great photographer too, the rolls are gorgeous and the photos beautiful :o) Can you send her over here :)?

  10. says

    How I would love to open the refrigerator door and find these waiting for me! What a wonderful treat from your mother and it’s so great that she even took photos. Your blog is such a family affair – when will we see your father in another video? 😉

  11. says

    Those little rolls look very simple to make. My mouth is watering right now just to think on them coming out of the oven. It was so nice of your mom to even take the pictures. Please do thank her for such an easy and well documented recipe.

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