Love poppy seeds and bread? Then Danish Breakfast Buns (Rundstykker) is perfect for you. Homemade bread that’s soft, delicious and not too buttery or sweet — you will surely be a fan once you’ve tried these buns!
Don’t be fooled by the name of this bread – you can enjoy them any time of the day, not just breakfast. You can eat them with cheese as appetizer, or with some salami or ham for snacks.
If you have left-overs, heating them up in the microwave for a few seconds will do the trick.
Just between you and me, I think this easy bread recipe should be called ‘all-around buns’ instead. 🙂
HOW TO MAKE DANISH BREAKFAST BUNS (RUNDSTYKKER):
CAN I USE BREAD FLOUR INSTEAD OF ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR FOR THIS POPPY SEED BREAD?
Yes, I had to use bread flour once when I realized I had way too much bread flour in stock. I had no problem with the result, and I did not get any complaints either.
WHAT CAN I USE TO MAKE THE CUT ON TOP OF THESE BREAKFAST BUNS?
You have to use a really, really SHARP knife or blade.
If you don’t have any, just skip this step. Trust me, I know how difficult it is when you don’t have the right blade – the whole bun rolls with the knife. Before you know it, the bun takes on a different shape. Really annoying.
CAN I USE THIS EASY BREAD RECIPE FOR HAMBURGER BUNS?
Absolutely. You just need to adjust the size of the buns.
To use as hamburger buns, you should split the dough into 8 equal portions instead of 12. I have done that a couple of times for Swedish Salmon Burger with Lemon Yogurt Sauce.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH POPPY SEED BREAD?
Anything you want.
For breakfast or snack, they go so well with butter or marmalade; or if you want to make a sandwich using cold cuts, tomatoes and cheese – these buns are perfect for that as well. Give them a try!
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Danish Breakfast Buns (Rundstykker)
- 1 & 1/4 cup milk, warm
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp yeast
- 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
- poppy seeds
- Combine warm milk and yeast in a bowl. Mix and set aside until it gets foamy.
- In a mixer bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Mix.
- Add yeast mixture and melted butter. Mix until you get a smooth dough.
- Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Set aside until it has doubled in size.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
- Place the balls on a baking tray (lined with baking sheet). Make sure the balls (buns) are not too close to each other. Cover the buns with a clean kitchen cloth and set aside until it has increased in size (not necessarily doubled).
- Preheat oven to 200°C (375°F).
- Brush each bun with beaten egg. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and make the cut on top with a sharp blade or knife.
- Place in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the buns have turned golden in color.
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