Traditional Czech Buchty – Sweet Buns filled with Rosehip Jam

Posted on October 15, 2012
Hi, Everyone! I’m so excited to share this recipe for traditional Czech “buchty” (sweet filled buns) with you today! Every time I get a little homesick and miss Prague, I know that cooking or baking something that reminds me of home will cheer me up! These sweet buns are one of my favorites, and just the smell of them backing brought back lots of happy memories of summers at my grandparents’ house. Traditionally, the buns are filled with a sweet sort of cream cheese mixture, plum jam or a sweet poppyseed mixture, but since I didn’t have any of those I decided to fill them with some rosehip jam (one of my favorites!) These buns are really easy to make, are so light and fluffy and deliciously sweet! Here is how I made them…
*Makes 12*
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (2 1/4 tsp) instant dry yeast
2 tbs granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 whole egg and one extra egg yolk
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
1 cup jam of your choice!
1. First, combine the flour and sugar in your electric mixer bowl. Next, heat up the milk until it is lukewarm, and add the instant dry yeast to it. Cover and let sit for about five minutes, until its frothy. Set aside.
2. Next, whisk together the egg, extra egg yolk, vanilla extract and oil. With the mixer running, slowly begin adding the yeast mixture and the egg mixture to the flour, and mix until a soft dough begins to form (if the dough is too wet, add more flour). Then, knead for five minutes using the dough hook attachment on your mixer. Form the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour.
3. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and turn it out onto a floured surface. Roll out into about a 9×13 inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into 12 equal squares. Drop a dollop of jam in the middle of each square. Grease your baking dish (I used a 6x8inch baking pan) and make little bundles out of each square, pinching down the bottom so none of the jam leaks out. Place the little bundles into your pan (brush the sides of each one with oil – this is very important, it’s what helps them bake as buns and not one big cake) and cover and let rise for another half hour.
4. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and bake for about 20 – 30 minutes, depending on your oven, until they are beautifully golden brown on top! (While they are still hot, you can brush them with a little bit of milk just to make them super soft.) Let cool for a couple of minutes, then dust with confectioners’ sugar!

Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Leslie October 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look Heavenly! I’ve never seen anything like this! I love recipes that bring back memories of home. 🙂

    • Maria October 16, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Thank you, Leslie! I love those recipes that bring back memories too, they just make the food taste all that much better! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!

  • Mo 'Betta October 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    These really do look fantastic!

    • Maria October 16, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Angela October 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    These look amazing, your whole Blog is making my mouth water and my eyes big, lol. I am following you back so i don’t miss a thing 🙂

    • Maria October 16, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Thanks, Angela!

  • Rebecca @ Herons Crafts October 16, 2012 at 1:12 am

    These look sooo delicious! Cannot wait to give them a go! Thanks for the recipe!
    Have a great day!

    • Maria October 16, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Thanks, Rebecca! And thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

  • Jane Craske October 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Oh! Super Yum! I haven’t had these in years and years-thanks for the recipe.

    • Maria October 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks, Jane!

  • Gail @ October 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    These look so good…you did a great job explaining the recipe, but the pictures are the best. I love you home city having visited Prague several times. I can see why you would miss it. Bless you, Gail

  • Dear Lillie October 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    These look delicious!

    • Pinx Pillay , South Africa September 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      Hi , I’ve seen your recipes for the first time today .
      They are just awesome with simple pantry ingredients. I can’t wait to try these.
      Thank you

  • HungryLittleGirl October 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

    They look scrumptious!
    I would love to have you share this or any other of your recipes at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party! Here is the link:

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  • SIENA.STYLE November 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    no way you did it!!!im from the czech republic but recently moved to milano italy
    these buchty are the most difficult thing to bake it even for us in the czech republic, good job!!

  • Tori December 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    This recipe is amazing! I just made it today for my grandparents who are from the czech republic and they loved it! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    • Maria December 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Tori! I’m so so happy you and your grandparents enjoyed the buchty!! I love making these, it’s one of my favorite Czech things to bake! Thank you so much for letting me know you tried them and enjoyed them!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • TresBohemes October 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

    This is a wonderful recipe.
    We make and eat buchty all of the time, all different kinds and we love to try other people’s recipes as well.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • ahomemadeliving October 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much! They are one of my favorites! I would love to know what kinds you make! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Susan Ledyard December 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I am so excited to have found this recipe! My Dad has been craving what sounds to be these rolls! His mother/my grandmother used to make them when he was young and he said he wished he knew how to make them. I am going to make these for him for Christmas and his Birthday, but I am going to use Lekvar inside – that is one of his favorites when I make filled cookies, and it is what his mother used. Thank you for sharing this and preserving our beautiful Slovak traditions 🙂

    • ahomemadeliving December 11, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Susan! Thanks so much for stopping by! I really hope that you enjoy these and that they bring back happy memories for your dad! I hope they turn out great, I love making these, they always remind me of home! 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

  • Cathy Santos August 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I love these! My coworker makes them with a cheese filling or a poppy seed filling. Do you have a recipe for different fillings?

  • Dave Wolinski August 30, 2017 at 12:57 am

    My mother and grandmother made this as a single large filled roll with ground poppy seed filling….like a jelly roll. Awesome!

  • Deb August 4, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I’m so happy I found this! My aunt used to make these but we knew them as a kolache. The area I moved to is big on selling kolaches but do not resemble these at all nor does the bread taste as good. My grandmother was Czech and grandfather German. So maybe my aunt was just calling them the wrong name. Can’t wait to try and make these!💜

    • ahomemadeliving August 4, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Deb! Thanks so much for your comment! How interesting that your aunt used to make these, they are one of the most popular Czech sweet recipes, and one of my favorites! I hope you love them and that they bring back happy memories! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Peggy Dolezal Lindquist August 23, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I made these today and filled with homemade peach jam and they turned out GREAT! TY for the Czech recipes. I’m sure my Czech relatives baked these but unfortunately I never got any of their recipes. I am following you on Pinterest!

    • ahomemadeliving August 24, 2021 at 10:43 am

      Hi Peggy! Thank you so much for your comment and for letting me know! I’m so glad these turned out well for you, and making them with homemade peach jam sounds delicious! It’s been a little while since I made these, I need to make them again, one of my favorite Czech recipes! Thanks so much for following along! 🙂

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