03/01/2015 03:19 pm ET | Updated May 01, 2015

Norwegian Recipes: Sweet Vanilla Custard Buns!


Have you ever heard of Norwegian Skoleboller? They are the most delicious Norwegian pastry I know! Its sweet buns with vanilla custard, sugar glaze and coconut flakes. Yum! They're actually called Skoleboller or Sweet School Buns because they used to be included in your school lunch. I don't know who in their right mind would send this off in their kids lunch box, because its a pretty sweet treat, but anywho, they're good and maybe that's why!

I have never met anyone who didn't like sweet buns. You won't get nauseous like you might be after that fourth piece of chocolate cake. Yes, we've all been there! The perfect thing about sweet buns, is that you can make a bunch and just freeze what you don't use. We used to bake them all the time when I was a kid. My dad actually wanted to be a baker, until he realized how early he would have had to get up every morning!

Ok, now lets get on to what you came here for. The recipe!


What you'll need:

  • 1 stick and one tblsp of butter (125 grams)
  • 1.5 cup of milk (3.5 dl)
  • 1 pack of dry yeast. I usually use the rapid yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of sugar (75 grams)
  • 4 1/3 cups of all purpose flour (550 grams)
  • 2 eggs (only one in the dough)

  • Coconut flakes
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla Custard

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Mix together the dry ingredients and then add the milk and butter combination once its body temperature (37 Celcius and 98 Fahrenheit). Let the dough rise for 30-40 minutes.


Roll out the buns in the size you want them and let them rise again for 30 minutes. Remember they will get bigger as they rise. Make a pinch or a dent at the top to add the custard.


Set the oven to 430 (225) degrees and bake for 5-10 minutes depending on how large the buns are. Once they turn golden around the edges, they are done :) Let them cool for about 15 minutes to let the custard set. Add powdered sugar glaze and coconut flakes and eat! Enjoy :)

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