Finnish Butter Eye Buns "voisilmäpulla"

Recipe by Wobin
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 20 rolls




  • Combine 2 cups Flour, the cardamom, yeast and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine milk, butter and sugar into a small pot.
  • Heat on the burner until just hot and butter is almost melted, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Add milk mixture and egg to flour mixture, beat on low for 1 minute and on high for 3 minutes (I have no electric mixer at the moment so I beat it with a spoon "really fast" for 3 minutes and it does the job just fine :).
  • Add in additional flour until dough is workable and turn out to a floured surface.
  • Kneed dough until it springs back when you touch it.
  • Let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Make into rolls about the size of a small fist -- or however big or small you want them. The official recipe says 20 pieces. I think I come out with about the same.
  • Brush with beaten egg.
  • Make a thumb print into each roll and add 1/2 tsp butter and 1/2 tsp sugar.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with coffee or tea :).
  • The preparation time does include the hour to rise.