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Monday, June 11, 2012


This Mennonite classic was prompted by my father-in-law's insistence that I "find them and make them."  It took me forever to figure out what they were, as he pronounced it "Toy-buck" (possibly low German or Russian?). Unfortunately the link I originally took it from has disappeared so I am unable to cite my source.  They were surprisingly easy - not super quick but high-yield.

Start with:

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp dry active yeast

Mix and let sit 5-10 minutes.  Once the yeast has foamed up, add 1.5 cups of warm milk (not too hot) and 1.5 Tbsp vegetable oil.

  • In separate bowl, mix:
  • 4.5 cups white flour
  • 1.5 tsp salt

Take 2 cups of the above mixture and cut in 1/2 cup of room temperature butter. Add it to the wet ingredients, then add the remaining flour. Knead gently on lightly floured surface.  Let dough rise until doubled (cover bowl with a wet cloth or plastic wrap and set in a warm place).

Shape into two-part buns (larger one underneath, smaller knob on top, poke your finger down the center to stick them together).  Bake on parchment paper for 18-20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Eat when warm with butter and jam.  Delicious!

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