Better than eclairs: fluffy Czech dukat buns with pudding cream

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Dukat buns recipe
Dukat buns recipe. Source: screenshot of the video on YouTube

Czech buns are a delicious, flavorful bakery product that resembles yeast-dough buns in taste and preparation. But instead of a filling, these buns are made with vanilla pudding cream.

Lush homemade buns

Cook Maria (mashka_salei) shared on Instagram a recipe for delicious Czech buns with cream and berries that you can easily make at home.

Recipe for Czech buns


  • Milk - 300 ml
How to make the perfect yeast dough
  • Sugar - 50 g
  • Fresh yeast - 40 g
Chicken eggs
  • Salt - 1 tsp.
  • Vanilla sugar - 1 tsp.
Wheat flour
  • Eggs - 2 pcs.
  • Flour - 700 g
  • Baking powder - 1 sachet
  • Butter - 125 g + 50 g for greasing the buns

Ingredients for the cream:

  • Low-fat cream or full-fat milk - 1.5 l
  • Sugar - 150 g
Milk for making dough
  • Vanilla pudding - 1 sachet
Cognac for the dough
  • Rum, cognac if desired - 1 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Dough: add yeast and half of the sugar from the total mass to the warm milk, mix and add some of the flour, mix, cover with a towel, and leave for 10-15 minutes.

Bun baking oven

2. Add the remaining sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, and eggs to the finished dough, mix, then add the flour and baking powder, knead the dough a little, add the soft butter, and knead for another 10-15 minutes, leaving for another 1 hour.

Eggs for making dough

3. Divide the dough into pieces, roll out into bundles, place on a baking sheet, cut into pieces and leave to proof for 20-40 minutes in a warm place. Then brush with melted butter.

Yeast dough for buns

4. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes at 180 °C.

5. Cream: in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the cream or milk with the sugar and pudding.

Buns with cream

6. Remove the buns and pour the hot cream over them.

Ready-made buns

Sprinkle the buns with powdered sugar and berries before serving!

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