Barbeque Sweet Rolls

Barbeque Sweet Rolls

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 kürt?s kalács and becomes caramel forming shiny, crispy crust. 


We took this idea of kurtos kolacs and used it for a barbeque day to create these barbeque sweet rolls, utterly delectable-looking. Sweet rolls with tender crispy crust filled with vanilla cream and strawberry. Simply amazing. 

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  • Makes about 23-25 rolls
  • 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 (2 cups) warm milk
  • Garnish
  • sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon (optional)
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
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Nutrition facts 1 Roll - Calories:279, Fat:7.7 g, Saturated Fat:1.6 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:44.6 g, Sugar:7.3 g, Fiber:1.7 g, Protein:7.6 g, Cholesterol:40 mg, Calories from Fat 69, Sodium 24mg, Vitamin A 2%, Calcium 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 15%, Nutrition Grade B+, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On April 26, 2011 at 11:57 am, Cristina said...
100% decadent deliciousness. Great recipe!
On April 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm, Rachel said...
These are simply gorgeous! I love that the pastry is grilled. It must give it an amazing flavor.
On April 27, 2011 at 05:45 am, Hester Casey - Alchemy said...
What fun! Not only do these look delicious but I think family and guests would enjoy cooking their own rolls.
On April 27, 2011 at 11:19 am, Courtney said...
Wow - these look amazing! What a fun recipe to try this summer. Thanks for the idea!!
On April 28, 2011 at 11:29 am, Gwenevere said...
We fire pit cook ALL summer long. This will be a great addition! I can hardly wait.
On April 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm, BestOodles said...
Great recipe as well as photos!
On May 06, 2011 at 08:45 am, Kristi Rimkus said...
What a great idea. I would never have thought to cook these over the bbq pit! Love your blog!
On May 10, 2011 at 06:19 pm, Cristina said...
What an adorable blog/site you have here! I luv how everything is laid out, colors and some delicious looking recipes. =)
On April 14, 2015 at 11:57 am, Jovairia said...
Can the dough be prepared and frozen beforehand? or even the strips cut and frozen; then thawed and wrapped to bbq?

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

On May 30, 2015 at 01:03 pm, Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen said...
Wow! These rolls look so delicious, Ella!What a fun treat! :)
On October 09, 2016 at 07:28 pm, Karen said...
I live in the US and wondered what the flour would be in terms of cups?

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

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