Lightning fast cocoa snails

The dough of these rolls is yeast free, requiring neither folding nor proofing. Cottage cheese is the key element, it makes the snails butter-soft. Hungarian cottage cheese is quite dry and crumbly, if you buy creamier cottage cheese, reduce the amount of milk and oil, so your dough won’t be sticky.

Lightning fast cocoa snailsphoto:


  • 250 g (~1/2 lb) cottage cheese
  • 100 g (~3/4 cup) powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 100 ml (~1/3 cup + 1-2 tbsp) milk
  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • 250 g (~2 cups) flour
  • 6 g (~1 1/2 tsp) baking powder

For the filling:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Combine baking powder and flour in a bowl. In another bowl mix together cottage cheese and powdered sugar. Stir in salt, milk and oil, then add flour and knead into a smooth dough. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and roll it out into a rectangle. Spread the top with oil, then sprinkle with the sugar-cocoa mixture. Roll it up and cut into 2-3 cm/1 inch thick pieces. Place the rolls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C / 356°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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