• 250-300 g plain flour (start with 250, then add more if the dough is too sticky)
  • 50 g sugar
  • 75 g flora light
  • 150 ml milk (I used semi-skimmed)
  • 25 g fresh yeast (or a sachet of dry yeast, not many shops in the UK sell it dry, I found some in a Polish shop!)
  • 1/4 tsp hornsalt or heartshorn/ammonion bicarbonate (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom

1 egg for brushing

  • 1 egg for brushing


  • Strawberry jam
  • Whipped cream


  • Sift a little bit of icing sugar on top


  • STEP 1
    Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • STEP 2
    Melt the butter in a pan and add the milk. It should be body temperature 37ðC. Mix the yeast in with about half of the egg mixture.
  • STEP 3
    Make a well in the dry flour mix, and pour the liquid into the centre. Use a wooden spoon to blend it all together and then knead well, adding more flour if necessary. Leave the dough to rise somewhere warm for about 1 hour (I set the bowl in another bowl of hot water and covered it with a kitchen towel.
  • STEP 4
    An hour later and you can roll out the buns. Place them on a baking paper clad baking tray and leave for at least another half hour to rise some more. Make sure you have enough space between them as they will rise quite a bit!
  • STEP 5
    Preheat the oven to 180-200ðC. In the meantime, crach an egg into a bowl and top each bun with some of the egg.
  • STEP 6
    Once the oven is hot, pop in the tray (or trays) of buns in the oven and leave to bake for about 12-14 minutes. I left mine in for a few minutes too much, they should have a nice golden colour. Take them out and leave them to cool down for 5-10 minutes.
  • STEP 7
    Cut each bun in half, spread over some jam, top with cream, place the lid over and sprinkle over some icing sugar using a sieve.
  • STEP 8
  • STEP 9
    At 220 calories each without the filling and topping and about 300 calories with, you can definitely treat yourself!

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