Thursday, January 22, 2015

Iceland - Bolludagur Buns



A sweet blog food is long overdue so this week I made these cream filled buns from Iceland.

Apparently Bolludagur translates as Bun Day and is a day just before Lent where playful beatings and the eating of cream buns in enjoyed. Sounds like a great holiday. :D

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
3 large eggs
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
1/4 cup jam
200g chocolate

This makes 20 buns so I halved the recipe.


In a pan warm the water, sugar, salt and butter. Poke and stir around until the butter is melted and it's all combined.


 Add the flour. This is so close to being an action picture, hah.


 Add the eggs and stir quickly until the mixture is a pudding like consistency.


 Place dollops of it onto oiled oven trays and bake at 190C for 30 minutes. I only baked mine for 20 minutes because they were starting to burn so maybe a bit cooler is better.


 When the buns are cooled add jam and whipped cream.


 Melt the chocolate and spread over the top of the buns to finish.


The buns were great and we all enjoyed them. They're almost identical to choux buns. It was nice to make a blog food that the kids were interested in eating for a change. I am slightly disappointed that I didn't hold out on the chance of finding smoked reindeer meat to use for the Icelandic entry for my blog. Ah well :)