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  • Serves: 12 Servings

Semlor-Lenten Cream Buns

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Category: Desserts, Swedish

 Ingredients List

  • 1/8 lb Butter or margarine
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1 oz Yeast
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ts Ground cardamom
  • 3 c Baking flour
  • 1 Lightly beaten egg
  • Filling
  • The scooped-out portion of
  • Bread from the buns
  • 2 1/2 oz Almond paste
  • 1/4 c Cream or milk
  • Garnish
  • 1 c Whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar


To make the buns: crumble the yeast in a bowl. Melt the butter or
margarine in a saucepan, add the milk, heat until lukeward (not over 100
degrees). Remove from heat and stir in the yeast until it is completely
absorbed. Gradually stir in the salt, sugar, one egg, cardamom, and most
of the flour. Work the dough until smooth and shiny, then cover and let
rise 30-40 minutes. On a floured surface knead the remaining flour into the
dough. Divide into 12 parts and hand roll into smooth round balls. Let
rise 20-30 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. Set oven for 475 degrees.
Brush with the beaten egg and bake in the middle of the oven 8-10 minutes
until golden and baked through. Set them out to cool.

To make the filling: cut off the top of each bun and scoop out a hollow in
the bottom half with a spoon. Mix the scooped-out bits with the almond
paste. Add cream to thin the mixture to a soft, smooth consistency. Fill
the buns with the almond-paste mixture and put the tops back on. Using
stiff whipped cream in a pastry bag, squeeze out a wreath of whipped cream
around the top of each bun, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

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