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Almond Buns (Karlsbader)

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Nordic, Swedish
Keyword Almond, Buns, Karlsbader
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6 people
Cost 6$


  • Oven



  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 oz Fresh yeast
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 5+1/4 cups Weak wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons Weak wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons Baking powder
  • 1+1/2 sticks Butter At room temperature
  • 1 unit Egg


  • 7 tablespoons Butter At room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup Almond


  • Sliced almond
  • Egg


  • If we use instant yeast, dissolve the yeast in part of the milk previously heated.
  • Add the sugar, flour, pinch of salt and the baking powder.
  • Add the milk and the egg and start kneading.
  • We must knead until we have a nice dough that doesn't stick to our hands.
  • Leave the dough rise for 1 hour.
  • We prepare the filling mixing almond flour (I did it myself with the kitchen robot), confectioners sugar and butter.
  • Extend the dough with a rolling-pin forming a rectangle.
  • Extend the filling over the extended dough and bend the dough by the middle covering the filling.
  • With a sharp knife we split the filled dough in stripes. Then form the buns like we are knotting the stripes. Don't worry if some filling gets out of the buns; it will be caramelized and delightful.
  • Put the buns over the oven tray and let them rest for an hour. Then brush them with the whisked egg and decorate them with almond slices.
  • Preheat the oven to 356ª Fahrenheit (180º Celsius).
  • Bake the chocolate rolls for 25-30 minutes 356º Fahrenheit (180ºCelsius) until they brown. It will depend on your oven. 
  • Cover your buns with some confectioners sugar and enjoy!