Numerous times I tried to recreate these sweet, fluffy buns that mom used to make when we were children. I don’t have a recipe because mama always made these without one! I think today they have turned out just right – right amount of sweetness, softness, right texture and above all the right taste! I know she would be proud of me – Happy Birthday Mama! 🙂
Sweet Yeasted Buns Printable recipe
(KORPICE- is the name of these buns, which in Bosnian language means “little baskets”)
- 4 cups (512 g) all-purpose flour
- 2.8 oz (80 g) sugar
- 1 ¼ cup (295 ml) warm milk
- 0.7 oz (20 g) fresh yeast
- ½ lemon (zest only)
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 2.8 oz (80 g) butter (softened)
- Flour for kneading
- 3.5 oz (100 g) finely chopped walnuts
- 3.5 (100 g) fresh blackberries (mashed)
- 5.2 oz (150 g) blackberry jam
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
***1 Tablespoon powder sugar + 1 pack of vanilla sugar for dusting
For the dough combine the flour, sugar and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl. Make an indent in the flour. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and lightly pour the milk into the flour. Mix the dough until almost combined, add the egg and the yolks, mix some more and at the end add butter.
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Form into a ball, place into a buttered bowl, cover and let it rest until double in size. The dough supposed to be medium firm. Once is rises is will be stretchy, soft and easy to work with.
While the dough is rising, prepare the filling. Just mix all ingredients together and set aside until needed.
Once the dough is ready place it on a floured surface and roll it into a rectangle (approx. size 12 X 24 inches or 30 X 60 cm). With a pizza knife cut it into 24 squares. Place some of the filling in the middle of each square, pick up opposite corners together as to form a little basket. Pinch the sides good so the filling doesn’t come out.
Cover and let it rest for about 15 minutes. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for about 15 minutes or until you see nice golden-brown tops.
While still warm, dust with mixture of sugar and vanilla sugar. Serve warm with coffee or a cup of milk.
YUM! ENJOY! 🙂
20 thoughts on “Sweet Yeasted Buns: recreating mom’s recipe”
I think there is something similar in the Czech Republic called buchty. I’ve been meaning to try them … I think I will try yours instead!
I’ve never had buchty, have to look them up. These turned out so great, I am so pleased. 🙂
Looks delicious! Happy birthday to your mom! I’m sure she would enjoy these.
Thanks so much! I know she would! 🙂
Love these Sibella! What a nice tribute to your mum – they look delicious 🙂
Thanks Korena! My mom was truly an angel and I’ve learned so much from her, so much! 🙂
For years my wife wouldn’t make her Mom’s sweet rolls – too intimidated. Glad you made the effort. These look wonderful.
Thanks Darryl! I tried and tried and tried! I think this is it! 🙂
Those look so amazing…
Thank you so much! 🙂
Oh, Sibella, these look so good with the filling oozing out before and after baking.
Thanks so much Kathleen! They were VERY good! 🙂
I know she is smiling…the buns look beautiful.
Thanks so much Karen! 🙂
Ahh, these look delicious! I love blackberries!
Thanks! Me too! 🙂
They are GORGEOUS and just the thought of them made my mouth water! What a nice tribute to your mom. 🙂
Thanks so much April! I am so happy that they have turned out just like I remember them and even more happy that I can make them any time I want (without experimenting) 🙂
Lovely! And delicious too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks a lot Rachel! 🙂