Hazelnut Zavyvanets

Preparation info

  • Makes about


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

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This zavyvanets recipe features ground hazelnuts which are used extensively in baking throughout Ukraine and rate very high in preference. I usually braid the dough, but feel free to manipulate the dough whichever way you see fit.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons


Cream the butter and ½ cup sugar together in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup crushed hazelnuts and the brandy and mix well.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured bo