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Almond Buns Almond Buns dough Almond Buns rolls Almond Buns pre bake Sweet Paul Almond Buns Almond Buns Almond Bun recipe Eat & Make Today we have a bit of a special post. This recipe for Auntie Gunnvor’s Skillingsboller, or Almond Buns are from Sweet Paul’s new book Eat & Make. I have been a fan of Sweet Paul for what seems like 10 years? Before he launched his magazine I was reading and very much looking forward to his craft posts on his blog. He always had stunning ideas, and impeccable taste. So when we were offered a copy of Eat & Make, we were pretty excited. This book is beyond beautiful. Down to every single detail, the photography is impeccable and the design is so fun. You don’t see many books of this caliber being published recently.

There are many recipes we would have wanted to share with you from this book, but this one stuck out. This recipe is actually Paul’s great aunts. She says that these buns helped her find a husband. So I will obviously be making these more often ;) The secret to these buns, Paul says, is adding the grated marzipan to the dough because it just melts right in. These buns really are quite delicious, and they smell amazing. ☺

We are giving away a copy of his book Eat & Make for you to enjoy it as much as we both do! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us your favorite family recipe. Make sure you write your email in the appropriate field when you comment so we know how to reach you! Entries will close on Monday June 16th at 11:00 am Pacific time, and a winner will be chosen at random. US residents only. Good luck!
♥ Teri

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Almond Buns from Eat & Make
Makes 12 buns

2 3⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading and rolling the dough
1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup whole milk, warmed
5 tablespoons cold butter, grated
Vegetable oil for bowl

6 tablespoons (3⁄4 stick) butter, softened
1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1½ cups (10 ounces) grated marzipan
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 large egg, beaten with
1 tablespoon water

1. To make the buns: In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, combine the flour, sugar, salt, egg, yeast, and milk and mix well until the dough comes together.
2. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes in the mixer or turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 15 minutes by hand. If it feels too sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.
3. If necessary, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Add the grated butter, little by little, kneading it into the dough until it is all incorporated and the dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and place in a warm spot. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
5.On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out with a rolling pin into a 12-x-16-inch rectangle.
6. To make the filling: Spread the dough with the butter. Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, marzipan, and almonds evenly over the butter.
7. Roll the dough up along the long side into a log and cut it into 12 equal pieces.
8. Place the pieces on a baking sheet about 1⁄2 inch apart, cover with parchment paper, and let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
9. About 20 minutes before you plan to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F, with a rack in the middle position.
10. Brush the rolls with the egg wash and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
11. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.

  1. Hope Not Specified Not Specified

    My Aunt Angella’s Marconi and Cheese

  2. Meg Not Specified Not Specified

    Ok – I need to go find some breakfast immediately.

  3. Sandy Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is Mint Chocolate Chip cookies my mom has been making since I was a kid. I’ve mastered the recipe and make them for friends and family – they are a hit!

  4. Christina Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my mom’s spaghetti sauce — but I’d prefer to eat almond buns :)

  5. Amanda Not Specified Not Specified

    Hmmm… my favorite family recipe is probably my grandmother’s Angel Pie. :)

    This looks like such a fun book!

  6. Lauren Not Specified Not Specified

    I am crossing my fingers for this book! It looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious.

    My favorite family recipe is Peanut Butter Dreams. It’s my moms secret recipe but they are chocolate dipped peanut butter balls that my friends constantly ask me for to make again and again. :) Thank you!

  7. Sarah F. Not Specified Not Specified

    Whoa, these look incredible (and I adore marzipan). One of my favorite family recipes is for my grandma’s angel food cake; so light, airy and delicious with homemade whipped cream and strawberries.

  8. Emily N Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom’s matzoh ball soup!

  9. Kitty B Not Specified Not Specified

    It would have to be chocolate gravy and biscuits!!

  10. Sammi @Sammi Sunshine Not Specified Not Specified

    “Almond Buns” sounds like a cute nickname someone would give to their sweetie. Hee hee :)

    My favorite family recipe would have to be tator tot casserole. My mom made it a lot when I was a kid!

  11. Allywan Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom’s lasagna is pretty much everything.

  12. Francesca Hemsey Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my great grandmother’s Pizza Piena, or Easter pie. It’s a savory pie filled with eggs, basket cheese, mozzarella, sopressata among other things. My grandmother continues to make it every year although my Mimi has passed away. It’s comforting, as if she is still with us.

  13. Heather Not Specified Not Specified

    I would have to admit I don’t have just ONE favorite family recipe. However to narrow them down, one of my favorite family recipes is refrigerator potato rolls. My mom always made them for gatherings and they are always a hit!
    Also, butter dips. We always make them with stew and they are just SO delicious!
    And, because I have to mention a dessert (my personal fav), I would say it is banana split cake. Oh so good!

  14. Lisa Jackson Not Specified Not Specified

    Those almond buns look SO good! just printed out the recipe. My mom’s steamed chicken with black mushrooms is my all time fave.

  15. Alison Not Specified Not Specified

    I have heard such good things about this book. Pizza from scratch has to be one of my favorite foods to feed a family or crowd – everyone loves it!

  16. Mariel Galbiati Not Specified Not Specified

    My mothers cabbage and sausage is the BEST in the world!! My husband never passes “dinner night at mom’s,” if that’s what’s cookin’. Add those buns and he’d have the perfect meal!:)

  17. Stephanie K Not Specified Not Specified

    My grandmother’s black bottom cupcakes have always been a favorite. The cake is so good you don’t even add icing to them.

  18. Maryclare Not Specified Not Specified

    my mom’s special occasion breakfast casserole (i.e. the only way to drag me out of bed before 7am)

  19. Emma Not Specified Not Specified

    my mom’s chocolate chip cookies! the dough is perfect for messing around with–I did a version with pretzels, caramel, peanut butter cups and chocolate chips the other day that turned out great :)

  20. Laura C Not Specified Not Specified

    My dad’s Prairie Dog Stew, which was actually goulash made with venison. It’s what I ordered my first time in a restaurant. The waitress just stared blankly.

  21. Anne Thompson Not Specified Not Specified

    Momma’s Seafood & Sausage Jambalya. Especially when made with freshly caught seafood at the beach!

  22. Dorothea Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my mom’s Marble Cake. Everyone loves it – it has the texture of a tender pound cake and is a great all-occasion cake. Great for birthdays, brunch, or anytime!

  23. Kiran Not Specified Not Specified

    My mum’s creamy rice pudding with vanilla and tart cherry couli.

  24. Annie @ ciaochowbambina Not Specified Not Specified

    Okay… these almond buns look divine!! My favorite family recipe, if I have to pick just one…now you’re really making me think…my mama’s meatballs!

  25. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my husband’s bread. It’s the best bread in the WHOLE WORLD. I swear. He would love these buns by the way. Also can I just say that I’m 12 and I love the word “buns.” Sorry not sorry.

  26. Lois Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my mother-in-law’s “famous” sponge cake. People travelled a good distance when they heard she was baking sponge cake. No flour used for this cake – only potato starch!!!! The best!

  27. Stephanie Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is German biscuit cookies: a sugar cookie sandwich with icing on top and raspberry jam in the middle

  28. Sarah F Not Specified Not Specified

    I love Sweet Paul! Those buns look delicious! My favorite family recipe is my Mom’s broccoli bread, it is the staple of every gathering and holiday, its cheesy & garlicky and best right out of the oven.

  29. Kier Not Specified Not Specified

    My family has a “spaghetti bread” recipe that we absolutely love. Now that we are living in locations around the world, we will randomly dub a certain day “worldwide spaghetti bread day” and everyone will make it.

  30. Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming Not Specified Not Specified

    my mom’s homemade spring rolls!

  31. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    My aunt’s almond poppyseed cake – I’ve loved it since I was 5!

  32. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I just ordered this book about a month ago after seeing Naomi review it. I have been loving thumbing through it. Havent made anything yet but so many great ideas! Your almond looks delish & pinned!

  33. Monica Not Specified Not Specified

    These look great. My family’s favorite recipe is oven baked ribs with homemade bbq sauce.

  34. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    My family’s chicken gumbo recipe. My family has lived in and just outside of New Orleans since the 1700’s, and I’m pretty sure the recipe is just as old, and unchanged! We always eat it on Christmas and Mardi Gras, but it’s hard to resist any other time of the year too. I’ve only recently begun to cook it myself, but my first few batches turned out quite well!

  35. Julia D. Not Specified Not Specified

    My grandmothers homemade huckleberry pie, with vanilla ice cream of course.

  36. Mona Not Specified Not Specified

    Budapest rull or peppernøtter. In english that will be Budapest roll or gignger nutts :)

  37. Lisa Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my mother’s pumpkin pie. This was are cope handed down from my paternal grandmother.

  38. Cathryn Not Specified Not Specified

    Growing up in the south, my family has so many favorites: fried okra, chicken and dumplings, pound cake, tomato sandwiches made with home grown tomatoes one eats over the sink, asparagus casserole, eastern NC barbque.

  39. Paula h Not Specified Not Specified

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without my mother’s salad…very Southern..marshmallows, whipped cream, white cherries, pineapple…etc.

  40. Shannon J Not Specified Not Specified

    It may be simple but there is still nothing like my Mimi’s pound cake. She makes it for every holiday and somehow my Grandad always manages to steal a slice before it’s served. It makes all the grandkids giggle to here her say “Robert! Did you cut this cake already?!” as he winks at us and smiles.

  41. Janet Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing! I think my favorite family recipe that I make over and over again are some little cakes named after my husband’s grandmother – Nan Smith Cakes! English in origin, they are more dense that a cupcake – lighter than a scone. They are easy to throw together and you can vary the ingredients. Everyone in the family seems to make them a little differently! I LOVE cookbooks – I hope this wins it for me :)

  42. Rebel Hildenbrand Not Specified Not Specified

    Green olive dip!

  43. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    These buns look great ! I can’t wait to try this recipe and read Sweet Paul’s book.

  44. Eve Not Specified Not Specified

    So many to choose from… but mom’s empanada’s were the best, sweet or savory. Everything she made was wonderful! I only wished I’d paid more attention when helping her. I can make a lot of things she used to but of course they are never the same. I may not have her recipes but I have all those memories of delicious meals shared.

  45. Sarah S Not Specified Not Specified

    Funny thing, my sister and I were just talking about this the other day! She said that her favorite recipe is my grandmother’s m&m cookie recipe, but I love her strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe! Reminds me of picking the huge stalks of rhubarb as a kid visiting my grandparents in Seattle…

  46. Lisa Digman Not Specified Not Specified

    This year for Mother’s Day we decided we’d all bring a dish for breakfast together. I made these almond buns and they were awesome. Very “almondy” and not overly sweet.

  47. Sara H Not Specified Not Specified

    Blackened chicken pasta. Everyone loves it.

  48. Rebecca Not Specified Not Specified

    My Mom’s spinach casserole recipe. Even spinach haters love it!

  49. Jen Snider Not Specified Not Specified

    One of my favorite family recipes is for a very slow roasted pulled pork that makes the most awesome pulled pork sandwiches but can also be served as a meat serving next to a large dollop of roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Okay, really…just dig in with a fork and steal a snitch of bliss when no one is looking. I wouldn’t tell on you!

  50. SweetAudreyMay Not Specified Not Specified

    Mmmm… These rolls look absolutely delicious! I’d have to say one of my favorite family recipes is my Dad’s homemade gnocchi and spicy sausage gravy. Homemade pasta is definitely a labour of love! Soooo worth it! Also my grandma’s yellow cake and dark chocolate frosting. Hard to have just one piece!

  51. Jade Sheldon-Burnsed Not Specified Not Specified

    One of my favorite family recipes comes from my grandmother. She makes the most incredible sugar cookies!

  52. Suzanne Kroder Not Specified Not Specified

    My grandmother’s Blueberry Pudding which was really a cake filled with wonderful ripe blueberries. Reminds me of lobster and boiled corn dinners followed with Marty’s Blueberry Pudding. The essence of a New England summer

  53. Kim Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom’s ribs

  54. Jeff Not Specified Not Specified

    Our family Oatmeal Pies!

  55. Elise Not Specified Not Specified

    I love my mother’s Cream of Barley soup. Simple ingredients and preparation equals a really tasty bowl of pure comfort.

  56. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    My Alex Special – named after my oldest brother! Grits, cheese, fried egg.. what could be better?

  57. Jocelyn Not Specified Not Specified

    My Grammy’s buttermilk pancakes are delectable. She makes them for me every time I visit. I do love a good sweet roll – definitely trying these babies!

  58. Lydia W. Not Specified Not Specified

    My family always makes pecan sticky buns on Christmas morning! These look super delicious, though, so we may have to give them a try this year!

  59. Gab B. Not Specified Not Specified

    My Swedish Mother used to make these buns every Christmas morning. Reading the recipe brought me right back to Christmas mornings of my youth.

    She always made pork with prunes for dinner and it was delicious. Unfortunatly, the recipe has gone missing. Maybe Sweet Paul will publish this recipe in his next cookbook. I can only hope.

  60. Medeja Not Specified Not Specified

    They look perfect! Just irresistible!

  61. Callie Not Specified Not Specified

    My grandanddy’s biscuits

  62. Linda Not Specified Not Specified

    When I was 12 or so, my neighbor taught me how to make a peach cobbler which has become a favorite of everyone who has the pleasure of eating it. The same recipe works for any mis of berries and fruits. Many thanks to Miss Myrtle!

  63. Gabrielle Vilella Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite memory/food was my dads peach pie. His crust was the best ever.

  64. Alicia Not Specified Not Specified

    I love my mom’s waffles — I think the secret is the extra love and my grandmother’s waffle iron that makes extra crispy edges! :)

  65. Amber O. Not Specified Not Specified

    My GG’s chicken divan. Homey, yummy and never lasts long…

  66. Rachel Riebe Not Specified Not Specified

    Mulberry sauce: a fantastically purple marriage of tangy and sweet little berries marinating in their own sugared juices.

  67. jenna @ just j.faye Not Specified Not Specified

    These look both beautiful and delicious. I will have to make them… Especially if they aid in husband-finding ;)
    My favorite family recipe is Swedish rice ring. My siblings and I make my mom make it for every special family gathering. So good.

  68. Nancie (Painted Palate) Not Specified Not Specified

    These Almond Buns look wonderful and I can’t wait to make them – I’ll try them right away and then roll them out (pun sort of intended!) for my family during the holidays. I’m loving the Scandinavian influence – my mother is of Swedish heritage.

    When I think of family recipes, there are many (we have 2 full cookbooks made so far); however, one recipe in particular is a standout and taught, early, to each new generation: Emma Theresa Olson’s Swedish Meatballs

    We have Swedish Smorgas (buffet) dinner at my Mom & Dad’s house on Christmas Eve every year. EVERYONE comes home for Christmas Eve dinner. The menu changes a bit here and there from year to year, but the biggest, unchanging component are the meatballs. As a kid, I remember bouncing excitedly when the first hit of beef and pork, laced with just a touch of nutmeg, wafted through the air. Now I make them, as do my sisters, brother and nieces. SO fun to have the “out of town” family come flocking home for “Swedish Smorgas” in December! Thank you, dear Aunt Emma Theresa Olson for this legacy! <3

  69. ali Not Specified Not Specified

    my mom’s mandelbread!

  70. Lauren Not Specified Not Specified

    It just so happens my favorite family recipe is also in the cinnamon roll family – my Grammy’s upside-down pecan rolls. Family recipes are the best, and this one looks amazing!

  71. Kiran Herbert Not Specified Not Specified

    My grandfather’s tomato chutney from Pakistan. The only thing I ever knew him through

  72. Lorraine Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite family recipe is my mom’s chicken paprikash: fried whole chicken (cut up), with real sour cream and good paprika. It was often my choice for birthday dinner :)

  73. Christa Luke Not Specified Not Specified

    A staple of our family is my dad’s clam dip & my mom’s tequila pancakes.

  74. Theresa Sea Not Specified Not Specified

    My Gram’s “Polish Spaghetti”. :)

  75. Samina | The Cupcake Confession Not Specified Not Specified

    This is making me drool ALL OVER MY COMPUTER SCREEN! Neeeeed to make these ASAP! The marzipan and almonds in the filling is just droool-a-licious!!!! And all my efforts at controlling myself failed after seeing that glaze!!!!

  76. Cindy Martin Not Specified Not Specified

    Arroz con Pollo, Panamanian style!

  77. Mia Not Specified Not Specified

    Everyone loves my Mom’s banana bread. No one who visits her house can escape from tasting the yummy treat, she even sends them home with guests. She makes them weekly with bananas that she purposely allowed to get really black, she says that’s what makes her bread so good. It really is a simple recipe but so delicious!

  78. Caren Not Specified Not Specified

    My family’s favorite dish is Japanese curry :)

  79. Jennie Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom wasn’t much of a cook but she did make a lovely spinach quiche regularly. These buns sound better though. ;)

  80. Millie l Add A Little Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing – who doesn’t love a warm fluffy bun from the oven?!

  81. Lauren Not Specified Not Specified

    I love love love when my family makes pot roast in the slow cooker. Walking into our home with the delicious smell of a roast that has been cooking all day is one of my favorite memories.

  82. Wendy O Not Specified Not Specified

    I favorite family recipe was Ramona’s, my mother, pork roast cooked in sauerkraut, with mashed potatoes, green beans and knepp. To finish the meal off we had cream kuchen, which was kind of like a pie made with a sweet dough for crust and filled with custard. Sometimes she would bake peaches, apples or prunes, not a favorite, into the custard. Hmmmmm…I can picture it now but I can also pictured Augusta Gloop.

  83. Joy Saunders Not Specified Not Specified

    I think my favorite family recipe is for oatmeal raisin cookies I used to make with my Grammy… brings back such special memories.

    Thank you for running this generous contest. Wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day :)

  84. Celine Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom’s spare ribs

  85. Brittany Atella Not Specified Not Specified

    I cannot wait to make these, especially since I’ve never baked with marzipan before and it is high time I do! Do you have a recipe for the frosting? My favorite family recipe is hands down my mothers homemade cheesecake! I’ve never had another one like it. It’s more light and airy than traditional cheesecake. The secret to that is the whipped egg whites that you fold into the batter. It take a full 24 hours to make but it is worth every minute!

  86. jenn Not Specified Not Specified

    my gramma’s sweet rolls. she has made them every year for xmas from scratch in the shape of a xmas tree. it’s a tradition we will pass down.

  87. Taylor Rayner-Palmer Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t enter the giveaway since I’m in Australia but I wanted to tell you guys my favourite family recipe anyway. It’s my grannies (grandmas mum) Pea & Ham soup, no one else actually knows how to make it, but I’ll be asking for the recipe next time I’m home. Best Pea & Ham soup I have ever tasted; my mum & I would always go & visit my granny when we knew she had this soup on the stove.

  88. ChristinaW Not Specified Not Specified

    Lemon pound cake, yummy!

  89. MaryP Not Specified Not Specified

    A favorite family recipe is a blueberry cream cheese pie. I could eat the entire pan :-)

  90. Alyson Not Specified Not Specified

    These look great! My favorite family recipe are my Grandma’s peanut blossom cookies (you know the kind, with hershey kisss in the middle. She does them better than anyone. :)

  91. Kristen Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom’s hot crab dip.

  92. Megan (Braise The Roof) Not Specified Not Specified

    My family’s recipe (that was passed down through a long line of Scandinavians) for labskaus (beef stew) is my all-time favorite. It tastes like home!

  93. Abbey Not Specified Not Specified

    Our family potatoe cheese perogi recipe always brings me back to happy times cooking with my grandma and my aunties. Plus nothing beats caramalized onions and butter to top a meal!

  94. Phillip || Not Specified Not Specified

    These look soooo addictive! Also… LOVE that blue pan!

  95. Corbin @ Decor-Eat Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, those look amazing!!

    I think my favorite family recipe right now are sour cream pancakes, so good.


  96. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow! Those almond buns looks delicious! I’d love to try a dairy and egg free version of it! :)


  97. Carol Freer Not Specified Not Specified

    My Favorite recipe is my Grandmas veringas( it”s German)

  98. Carol Freer Not Specified Not Specified

    Mt favorite recipe is my Grandma”s sugar cakes. She showed how to make them when I was 5. That was are fun!They were real good too!!

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  100. Ellen Not Specified Not Specified

    My dad’s pancake recipe is my fave family recipe!

  101. Vickie Not Specified Not Specified

    Funny..I have been reading Sweet Paul from the inception as his site..I don’t have any of his books .. just his him..These buns look amazing..
    Coming from a line of fantastic..multiple generations of southern cooks..over 150 years of recipes..kind of hard for me to pick one..luckily for me, family and friends..the cooking/foodie bug is in me now too..I do try to lighten up some recipes now..not all though..haha…anyway..I get asked to make cornbread stuffing and chicken and dumplings the I will say those two for savory..for desserts it would be a toss up between nanner pudding, caramel cake or peach cobbler…thanks.

  102. Monique Not Specified Not Specified

    The rolls look great? One question though, in the write up, you said the marzipan is grated into the dough but in the recipe instructions it says butter. I am guessing it is the butter, is that correct?

  103. Monique Not Specified Not Specified

    Never mind, I found the original recipe. Butter.

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