When I have some free time on my own, I cook, of course, and I love looking for new recipes, usually on the internet.
It was during one of these moments that I found this recipe. It’s Jamie Oliver’s one, which means that you can’t really be disappointed.
So, the recipe is a Swedish bun with berries. The official recipe is with blueberries but I used blackcurrants, which are sharper and go very well with sweet buns.
Like any buns or pastries, it’s better just when it’s straight out of the oven so don’t feel bad if you can’t resist!
– One packet of yeast (7g) stirred in
– 375 ml of warm milk
– 2 eggs
– A teaspoon of grounded cardamom
– 200g of sugar
– A bit of salt
– 800g of plain flour
– 50g of melted butter
– For the filling: between 200 and 400g of berries of your choice, roughly mashed in 75g of sugar and a tiny bit of orange juice
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, the salt, cardamom, butter, sugar, 500g of flour and the milk and yeast mixture.
It’s going to be thick and sticky.
Then add the rest of the flour. Knead this dough until it’s soft and lovely.
Put it back in the bowl, cover it with a tea towel and leave it to raise in a warm place for an hour or until it doubles of size.
Put the dough on your worktop and make a rectangle with it (use your hands). It doesn’t have to be big, about 30 cm long and 20 large.
Pour the berry mixture on it and then take the edges of your pastry and fold it in the middle and press gently to let the berries go into the pastry. Fold again.
It doesn’t have to be precise, it’s actually supposed to be quit messy.
Cut the dough into eight bits (I like having little portions so you can cut it into more than eight) and stretch and pull each portion in a long thin “kind of sausage”.
Roll this around your finger and put it on a baking tray with baking parchment on.
Do the same with all of the portions.
Leave these uncooked buns for 30 min in a warm place.
Cook for half an hour at 180°C until gold and crispy.