Barbeque Sweet Rolls

These Barbeque Sweet rolls with their tender crispy crust filled with vanilla cream and strawberries are simply amazing.

Don’t know how many of you know what a kurtos-kalacs is. This is one of my childhood favorite recipes.

A kurtos-kalacs (sweet roll) is made from sweet, yeast dough. Pieces of dough are rolled into a thin rope and then wrapped around a truncated cone, and rolled in egg and granulated sugar. While baking, the sugar stuck on kürtos kalács and becomes caramel forming shiny, crispy crust.

 Roll over the the fire

We took this idea of kurtos kalacs and used it for a barbeque day to create these barbeque sweet rolls, utterly delectable-looking.

Barbeque Sweet Roll near the fire


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Barbeque Sweet Rolls

5 from 1 vote
These Barbeque Sweet rolls (Kurtos Kalacs) with their tender crispy crust filled with vanilla cream and strawberries are simply amazing.
Servings 25 servings
Prep Time 1 day 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes


  • 1.2 kg flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lemon finely grated zest
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 50 g fresh yeast
  • 10 tbsp oil
  • 500 ml warm milk


  • sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon (optional)


  • In a large bowl, mix flour with sugar. Dissolve the fresh yeast in little warm milk and add to the flour mixture. Add eggs and rest of the milk, sour cream, lemon zest and oil and mix everything together. Knead until smooth. Cover it and let it sit for about 1 hour at room temperature, to let the dough rise until nearly doubled in size.
  • Punch the dough down, knead, and split into 23-25 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a thin rope, about 30 cm (12 inches) long . You can use oil if the dough is sticky. 
  • Grease the bottom of a barbeque stick and wrap dough rope around it. Beat the egg and brush each roll. Sprinkle sugar (and cinnamon if using) all over the roll surface and roast it slowly over the fire until golden brown. 
  • When it's done, let it cool for a minute then remove slowly from the stick and serve with vanilla cream filling, fresh strawberries on top and sprinkle with strawberry topping.


Serving: 1gCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 44.6gProtein: 7.6gFat: 7.7gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 40mgSugar: 7.3g
Calories: 279kcal
Course: Bread, Snack
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: cinnamon, kurtos kalacs, rolls, strawberries, sweet rolls

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  1. Cristina Author says:

    100% decadent deliciousness. Great recipe!

  2. Rachel Author says:

    These are simply gorgeous! I love that the pastry is grilled. It must give it an amazing flavor.

  3. Hester Casey - Alchemy Author says:

    What fun! Not only do these look delicious but I think family and guests would enjoy cooking their own rolls.

  4. Courtney Author says:

    Wow – these look amazing! What a fun recipe to try this summer. Thanks for the idea!!

  5. Gwenevere Author says:

    We fire pit cook ALL summer long. This will be a great addition! I can hardly wait.

  6. BestOodles Author says:

    Great recipe as well as photos!

  7. Kristi Rimkus Author says:

    What a great idea. I would never have thought to cook these over the bbq pit! Love your blog!

  8. Cristina Author says:

    What an adorable blog/site you have here! I luv how everything is laid out, colors and some delicious looking recipes. =)

  9. Jovairia Author says:

    Can the dough be prepared and frozen beforehand? or even the strips cut and frozen; then thawed and wrapped to bbq?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Never tried freezing an yeast dough. I am not sure how it would behave. 

  10. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Author says:

    Wow! These rolls look so delicious, Ella!What a fun treat! 🙂

  11. Karen Author says:

    I live in the US and wondered what the flour would be in terms of cups?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      1.2 kg of flour is about 9 1/2 cups of flour (1 cup= 125g flour)

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