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Croatian Recipes: Buhtle with jam

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Buhtle with jam (Photo: Fini Recepti)

Buhtle are sweet rolls made of yeast dough and usually filled with jam or chocolate.

The origin of the Buhtle is the region of Bohemia, but they are also popular in Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary, and made their way into Croatian kitchens.


Milk – 180 ml
Fine  flour – 240 g
Course flour – 120 g
Yeast – 25 g
Sugar – 30 g
Lemon – 1
Eggs – 2
Butter – 120 g
Rum – 10 ml
Plum jam – 150 g
Icing sugar


1. In a bowl pour the milk (warm at around 35°C), add the yeast, teaspoon of sugar and mix well.

2. Add about a third of the flour (both) to the milk mixture and mix. Cover with a tea towel and leave at room temperature to rise.

3. After around 15 minutes add the rest of the flour to the mixture, grated lemon skin, sugar, rum, egg yolk, butter (melted), a pinch of salt, and mix.

4. Cover mixture again with a tea towel and leave to rise.

5. After around 40 minutes roll the mixture out (1 cm thick) on a surface sprinkled with flour. Cut circles (6-7 cm in diameter).

6. In the middle of each circle put a teaspoon of jam.

7. Brush the dish they will be cooked in with melted butter and sprinkle a bit of flour.

8. Close up the circles and dip the top in the melted butter and let them sit upright in the dish.

9. Cook in the oven at 180°C for around 30 minutes.

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(Photo: Fini Recepti)

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You can see the original recipe in Croatian here.

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