Smooth buns

Smooth buns

Smooth buns are a wheat bun with a hint of cardamom. Enjoyed best when freshly baked or with a little butter, together with a glass of milk. These buns can also be used as a base for Semlor buns as well.


Step 1
  • Crumble the yeast into a bowl. Heat the milk to a maximum of 37 °. Pour it over the yeast and stir.
Step 2.
  • Add butter, sugar, salt, cardamom and almost all the flour and mix with the yeast. Work the dough in smoothly. Cover the mixture and allow to rest for about 30 minutes. .
Step 3.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide it into 30 pieces and then roll into round buns. Put the buns onto baking trays covered with baking paper and allow to rest covered for about 30 minutes.
Step 4
  • Heat the oven to 225 °. Brush the buns with eggs and bake in the middle of the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool down on the tray.
Top Tip

For a slightly different variation, add 0.5 teaspoons of Soda Bicarbonate to the dough mix.


Semi-skimmed milk
500 ml
50 g
150 g
Caster sugar
80 g
½ tsp
Ground cardamom Seeds
1 tbsp
Wheat flour
600 g