If you are looking for a tasty treat for your friends and family, Buchty fits the bill. These soft, sweet filled buns are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients for approx. 24 large rolls :

(2 medium baking dishes)


2 egg yolks

1 cup of sugar

3 cups of milk (warm)

Lemon zest

Teaspoon of salt

7 tablespoons of butter (melted)

4 ½ cups of flour (preferably Wondra)

3 packages of instant yeast

2 sticks of butter for greasing the pan & rolls (melted)


2 packages of cream cheese

½ cup of sugar (to taste)

1 egg yolk

Raisins (optional)


Combine egg yolks and sugar in a food processor. Slowly add warm milk and melted butter. Add lemon zest and salt. Mix the instant yeast into the flour in your measuring cup and keep adding it in small portions into the dough until the dough is firm but smooth and elastic. If it is too sticky to touch, add more flour. Knead with your hands. Keep the dough covered in a warm place for about 1 -2 hrs to rise. In the meantime prep the filling. Mix softened cream cheese with sugar and the egg yolk. Add raisins and mix until all ingredients are combined. (For a fun twist, soak the raisins in a small cup of warm water with a shot of rum before adding to the dough). Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll out the dough. It will be very elastic, so don’t worry if it doesn’t hold the right shape. The dough should be about 1 inch thick. Using a glass or a large round cookie cutter, cut out circle shaped pieces out of the dough. Take each circle and using a teaspoon, place a small amount of the filling in the center. Use your fingers to lift the edges around to wrap the filling. Grease the baking dish generously with butter and place the roll (“seam” down) in it. Grease the sides of the rolls to prevent them from sticking to each other and before placing in the oven, grease the whole surface, using a silicon or feather brush. Do not open the oven for the first 10 minutes to allow the rolls to rise some more. Then lower the temperature to 325°F and bake for 40-60 minutes until the surface is golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Use a cutting board or a tray, cover the baking dish and then flip it upside down. The rolls should come out easily. Separate them and let cool. You can dust the rolls with powdered sugar, if you prefer.

You can use different fillings – fruit, preserves, or poppy seed filling.