Buchteln, or yeast buns with quark filling Recipe
Buchteln, or yeast buns with quark filling
Flavours of the Czech Republic
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Prep. time: 30 minutes
Raising time: 90 minutes
Baking time: 25-30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

When you bake the buns, try brushing them with a mixture of melted butter and rum in the end, to give them better taste and aroma and to ensure they stay tender a long time. 

- For 20-25 buns

- Dough
- 1 package fresh yeast
- 250 ml / 1 cup lukewarm milk
- 140 g butter
- 500 g all-purpose flour (medium ground)
- a pinch of salt
- 60 g granulated sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- a little vanilla and grated lemon zest
- melted butter for the pan and brushing the buns

For quark filling:
- 250 g soft quark
- 60–100 g powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp. raisins soaked in rum

The dough

  1. Warm the milk - approx. at 30°C.
  2. Mix the yeast with a bit of sugar and 100 ml / 2/5 cup lukewarm milk and put the mixture on a warm place to let the yeast ferment.
  3. Melt the butter in the rest of the lukewarm milk.
  4. Put the flour with a pinch of salt into a bowl, add the remaining sugar, egg yolks, some grated vanilla and some grated lemon zest. Pour in the warm milk with melted butter, egg yolks and the fermented yeast mixture.
  5. Knead until having smooth dough, sprinkle with some flour and let rise until doubled in bulk - approx. 1 hour.

In the meantime, prepare the filling

  1. Beat the quark with sugar and egg yolks until smooth.
  2. Soak raisins in rum, sieve and blend in the mixture.

Making the buns

  1. When the dough is ready, put it on floured pastry board. Roll the dough to a 1/2 cm / 1/4 inch thick layer and divide it into equal square pieces.
  2. Place a tablespoon of filling onto the centre of each square piece.
  3. Bend the edges over the filling, press together using your fingers and make a roll.
  4. Grease the buns with melted butter and place them into a greased baking pan, one beside the other. Finally, brush some more melted butter over the top of all of them.
  5. Let rise for another 30 minutes.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F for about 25-30 minutes, until they golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.  



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Buchteln photo with quark filling: MSCOMM / ID 71303080 / alein

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