Planned to prepare the delicious Mardi Gras buns at least a few times before it becomes Mardi Gras. This year we have not yet baked a single Mardi Gras bun, on the other hand, we have visited several local bakers, where the selection of beautiful Mardi Gras buns is tempting. The favourite so far is the delicious old-fashioned bun from Meyers, but the large classic ones with cream and berry mousse from Bakers can now also be recommended.
Mardi Gras buns bought from the baker are expensive, and the quality varies greatly. Therefore, I encourage you to go into the kitchen with the children and bake them yourself. It’s a pleasant chore to share and more fun to spoil the family with some home-baked goods.
I love the classic buns with either jam, chocolate or vanilla cream, like the ones you see here in the picture. Incidentally, they were baked a few days before the event for a spice campaign for Santa Maria, so they don’t really count on our Lawn. But if you are more against me for Mardi Gras buns with lots of foam, then you can find a recipe in this post.
Mardi Gras buns
100 g of butter
200 mlwhole milk
50 g of yeast
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cardamom
2 tsp. vanilla sugar
approx. 350 g wheat flour
strawberry jam/chocolate or vanilla cream
1 egg for brushing
- Melt the butter and pour it into a bowl. Add the milk and dissolve the yeast in it. Add sugar, cardamom and vanilla sugar.
- Knead wheat flour into the dough a little at a time and knead until the dough is smooth and pliable. Leave the dough covered to rise in a warm place for approx—1 hour.
- Turn the dough onto a floured table, roll it out and cut into squares of approx. 10 x 10 cm. Spread a little jam in the centre of each piece of dough and fold the dough tightly around the filling.
- Place the buns on a baking tray lined with baking paper with the tip facing down and let them rise for approx. 30 minutes
- Brush with beaten egg and bake at 200 degrees for approx. 15 minutes until they are golden.
- Cool the Mardi Gras buns. Stir icing sugar with boiling water into a glaze and decorate the Mardi Gras buns.