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hazelnut rye rolls

Hazelnut Rye Rolls

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 55 mins
  • Yield: 9 rolls 1x



For the dough:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) Red Star active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (about 100 degrees F)
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

For the filling:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped and toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves

For the topping/glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk


  1. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, stir sugar and yeast into milk to dissolve. Let stand 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add flours, butter, egg and salt; stir until a dough forms. Use dough hook attachment to knead dough on medium speed 5 minutes, adding more all-purpose flour as needed until dough pulls away from sides of bowl and is smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky; OR, knead dough by hand on a lightly floured surface 10 to 15 minutes, adding more all-purpose flour as needed until dough is smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky.
  3. Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours until doubled.
  4. Punch down risen dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 15-by-9-inch rectangle.
  5. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon melted butter. In a small bowl, combine toasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Sprinkle mixture over surface of dough, leaving a 1-inch border along edges.
  6. From the long end, tightly roll up dough into a log. Use a sharp knife to cut dough into 9 equal-sized rolls.
  7. Grease bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with butter or cooking spray. Place rolls, cut-side up, in prepared pan. Cover pan lightly with a towel or plastic wrap and let rolls rise 1 hour until nearly doubled.
  8. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Uncover pan and bake rolls 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and drizzle 1 tablespoon melted butter over rolls.
  9. To make the glaze, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk into a smooth, drippy glaze. Spoon or spread glaze over warm rolls.

Keywords: Sweet Roll