Buchty – Czech yeast dough buns sweetly stuffed

Buchty fillings

Czech Buchty can be filled with various fillings, including fruit jam (apple, pear, plum), cottage cheese or poppy seeds filling.

Where I can taste Czech buchty in Prague?

You can get them in some traditional Czech restaurants as a dessert, but most likely you will get them at bakeries. At Alf & Bet are a permanent items on the menu, very often available also at Eska.

How to make czech buchty – recipe


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • filling of your choice (e.g. plum jam, cinnamon and sugar)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. Add the flour, salt, beaten egg, and melted butter to the yeast mixture. Mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and turn it out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
  7. Spread the filling of your choice over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Roll up the dough, starting from one of the longer sides.
  8. Cut the roll into 1-inch slices and place them on a greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the Buchty are golden brown.
  10. Serve the Czech Buchty warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!