Happy Birthday

We still love the traditional Danish birthday cake made of buns, decorated with sweets and shaped as a "girl" or "boy". It recalls all kinds of sweet memories from our childhood and is a nice way to carry on a tradition while making your child happy on their big day.

Hope you will like it!

20 pieces. Danish birthday buns

5 dl. warm water
25 g yeast
2 eggs
900 g plain flour
75 g of honey
15 g salt
75 g soft butter
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 egg for brushing

         Pour water into a bowl and dissolve yeast in it.
         Add egg, flour, honey, cardamom and salt, mix it all thoroughly.
         Mix the soft butter into the dough and mix the dough thoroughly so it 
         becomes smooth and firm.
         Put the dough in a bowl and allow it to rise for approx. 2 hours, 
         cover with a towel.

         Turn dough out onto a floured kitchen table and divide it into 18 small 
         balls and one big ball to use for head.
         Put the buns on a baking sheet with wax paper so it looks like a bun 
         "girl" or "boy".
         Leave to rise approx. ½ -1 hour, so the buns rise to double size.

         Brush the buns with beaten egg and bake them in a preheated oven 
         at 200° C for 15-17 minutes.
         Take the bun "girl" out of the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
         Garnish finally with candy and icing.

Serve together with hot chocolate.

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