I love this recipe, and the filling is great, but you can use whatever else you like, Nutella, Poppy seeds, jam ….
My kids love these, and it is also possible to freeze them and eat them whenever…

Bratislava Horseshoes from my Aunty Eva

120g butter
1 dl milk (30 degrees)
20g fresh yeast
20g sugar
2 egg yolks
Pinch of salt
300g flour

Walnut filling:
1 dl water
150g walnuts
150 g sugar
Lemon zest

Preparation method:

For the dough:
Melt the butter and added to your milk, this will warm it up a bit and help out with the rising of the yeast.
Sprinkle in the fresh yeast, add sugar, egg yolks, pinch of salt and all the flour. Work this into a nice smooth dough and let it rise for about 1/2h.

In the meantime prepare the filling:
Bring the water to boil, add your slightly crushed walnuts, sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon. Cook for a little while and then set aside to cool it.
(I normally take a paper bag place the walnuts in it and bash them with a rolling pin until they are the right size for the filling, no larger than a raisin).

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

When the dough has risen enough you divide it into 3 parts and roll each out into a flat round circle. Each circle should be cut into 8 parts, little bit like when you are slicing up a pizza into pcs.
Place spoon full amount of filling on each of the 8 parts, on the widest part of the ‘’pizza slice’’. And roll it into a little horseshoe. You can brush the last bit with butter or egg wash to keep it in place but I think they hold anyway.



Place all of them on a tray covered with baking paper, brush them with egg wash (whisked egg) and bake in the oven for about 20 min until they are nice and golden brown.

Sprinkle with icing sugar just before serving.