Soon to be filled with fresh vanilla cream and almond paste - homemade, of course! ;D

25g of dry yeast
1 cup of milk
75g of butter
10 tsp sugar
3 cups of flour
1 tsp of ground cardamom
1/2 cup of egg, beaten (for glazing)

Melt the butter in a pan, and add the milk, then heat until just warm. Add some of the mixture to the yeast and stir until dissolved, then pour the rest in.
Add dry ingredients, and almost all of the flour. Work into a dough until it is smooth and shiny - keep adding the rest of the flour while you are kneading the dough. Cover and let it rise for 40 minutes.
After it has risen, shape the dough into small balls, and let rise again for 20 minutes. This recipe makes about a dozen. Brush the egg onto the dough and put in an oven at 220 celcius until golden brown. Enjoy!

These are also traditionally eaten with almond paste and cream - I make almond paste by mixing 400g ground almonds, 200g icing sugar, 200g caster sugar, 2 eggs and the juice of half a lemon together. Cut the buns in half, and scoop out some of the bottom layer for all. Mix this with 400g almond paste, and add half a cup of milk to smooth it, then return to the buns.
Spread a thick layer of whipped cream over it (nice if mixed with a bit of vanilla) and close, then shake some icing sugar over. Delicious!


  1. I am jealous!!!!!
    YUMMY! :)

  2. Ummm! Nice =) Merry Christmas!

  3. You´re great-looking, styled and good cook! what´s more ;)

  4. I LOVE almond paste! It's so delicious. They look delicious! You seem an amazing cook!

  5. You must be Wonder Woman!!
    Eeeh I'm so bad for cooking... *I'm going to hide myself*
    Kisses from Paris ;)

  6. aww..give me some!!


  7. Are you the girl of Bree Van De Kamp ?? :D
    You cook, same hair, fantastic, stylish,
    maniac ?

    Take care !
    Thanks for the "recette". :)

  8. Loredana ; Oh how I wish! Isn't Bree fantastic? And thank you ;D

  9. Mmm, so yummy! I'm just a little confused about the half cup of milk in the last part, where should that be added?
    Thank you so much!

  10. When you make the almond paste, measure out 400g of it and set aside. Cut the buns in half, and scoop out some of the bottom half so there is a kind of 'well' there. Transfer what you scooped out to the almond paste, and mix - it will get very stiff, so the half cup of milk is added to smooth it out.

  11. Oh, I see, thanks a lot for clarifying!