Pulla-Finnish Coffee Buns

Recipe by FoodieFinn
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 36 buns




  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in milk.
  • Add sugar, salt , cardomom, eggs and enough flour to make a batter(about 2 cups).
  • Beat until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add 3 cups flour, and beat well until dough is smooth and glossy.
  • Stir in melted butter and beat again, adding the rest of the flour until a stiff dough forms.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and cover with a inverted mixing bowl. Let dough rest 15 minutes. Knead until smooth and satiny.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased mixing bowl , turn dough to grease the top, cover lightly and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, app 1 hours.
  • Punch down and let rise again, until almost doubled, about 30 minute.
  • Roll out dough into a rectangle 24x36 inches. Spread with half cup of soft butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and ground almonds.
  • Roll up into a firm log shaped roll. Cut diagonally to make triangular shaped pieces measuring about 1 inch on one side and 2.5 inches on the other.
  • With the side of your finger, press down the center of the rolls so the cut ends spread out, creating two ear shaped sides. Place the rolls on a greased baking sheet and let rise for 30 minute.
  • Glaze with beaten egg , and sugar topping.
  • Bake in hot oven (400F) 25-30 minutes. Remove when golden brown.
  • Makes app 36 buns.
  • Serve with coffee. Can be frozen.