Farmer Cheese Buns

Uff, I just looked at this recipe and it looks quite lengthy… But don’t fret! It’s just the first impression. As all yeasted goodness these buns require some rest time and some work time, but not so much of actual work. Unless you’re doing kneading yourself (as I did not so long time ago).

I am not sure if I mentioned that in Poland, and probably in surrounding countries as well, yeasted sweet breads and buns are pretty popular and easy to find. You don’t actually need to bake them yourself. On metro, train stations, anywhere where people are in a hurry, there are these little pastry shops that sell buns filled with all kinds of stuff. Farmer cheese and poppy seeds are the most common ones, I think, then there is fruit filling, and savory varieties. I used to buy them quite often in college when running from one class to another. The best time to grab one of those (beside breakfast) is around 11, when lunch is coming but not soon enough, or ~4pm when dinner seems so far away. Anyway, I grew up with them around and now I miss the familiar flavors. So I bake them myself now.

This recipe will yield ~20 buns, which is way too much for a family of 2 and a half. However they can be frozen and reheated later. Just pack them in a Ziploc and toss in the freezer. When you’re in mood for something sweetish reheat it. Each microwave is different, and bun’s size is also a factor, but mine takes 15-20 seconds on high. I know some people prefer to freeze the buns just before baking – I haven’t tried this option yet, but it should work fine too.


Farmer cheese buns

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4 Responses to Farmer Cheese Buns

  1. This is the first time I saw a hand drawn step by step picture and I absolutely love it! SUPER cute and creative, and not to mention, so easy to understand the process!! I wish I am artistic enough to be able to explain by drawing then it saves a lot of time to take pictures of step by step! These cheese buns look so delicious too. You have a lot of dishes that I want to try… 🙂

    • Monika says:

      Thank you for visiting and for such nice comment Nami! Hand drawn picture is the best I can do right now 🙂 so I am really glad you liked it. Hopefully one day I will be good enough with photos to post more of them 🙂

  2. R says:

    Where do you add the melted butter?

    • Monika says:

      Hi! First of all I am so sorry for not seeing this sooner! Life has been crazy around here. Hope you’ll still see this.
      Butter should be added at the end of the kneading, once the dough is well mixed. Thank you for catching that!

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