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Black forest buns/Brioche forêt-noire


If you are looking for something different you should try these buns; they are filled with sour cherry pie filling and crumbled chocolate cake. Yummy!

For 15 pieces, we need:

Icing ingredients:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice

Mix well the ingredients.

Dough ingredients:

  • 550 g flour
  • 160 g butter
  • 25 g fresh yeast (8 g dry)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 80 g sugar
  • 240 ml  milk
  • 1 tsp. salt

Pour 100 ml boiled milk over 50 g flour and quickly mix very well


then add 50 g butter, mix well.  Cool a little and add the fresh yeast dissolved with sugar


then the egg yolks and 140 g flour


cover and let rise 15 minutes.


Add rest of the butter, flour, milk and salt and knead 10 minutes.

Let rise in a buttered bowl, covered, until dough doubles in size ~ 1,1/2 hours.


In the meantime prepare the filling.

Filling ingredients:

  • 1 x 680 g jar canned sour cherry (pitted sour cherry in syrup)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice, optional
  • 2-3 Tbs sugar
  • 45 g cornstarch

Drain sour cherry, pour the syrup in a pan (will be ~350ml), add sugar and lemon and bring to boil. Add cornstarch dissolved with 1-2 Tbs of water and mix well with a whisk. When thickens remove from heat, add the sour cherries and let aside.


You can use, as well, 2-3 cups cherry pie filling.

Once the dough has risen, pat it in a 40×52 cm rectangle, spread the cold filling leaving 2 cm all around


then sprinkle chocolate cakes’ crumbles. (I used 400 g brownie; previously I made them with castagnaccio)


Roll the dough in a log


pinch the dough closed, and cut the buns with a sharp knife about 4-5 cm wide.


Place the buns in pan, cover


and allow to rise for 1 hour.


Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C.

Cool on wire rack.


You can drizzle icing on top if you prefer.


And enjoy:



4 thoughts on “Black forest buns/Brioche forêt-noire

    • Multumesc Any.
      E o reteta draga mie, dar nu apuc s-o fac de cate ori as vrea, ca pana sa ma apuc sa le fac, dispare negresa, sau ce pregatesc pentru ele.
      Ar trebui sa fac portie dubla, sa congelez o bucata, asa ma asigur ca nu raman fara materie prima cand ma apuc de melcii padurea neagra. :)))

  1. Ce bine ca i-ai postat , asa mi-ai adus aminte ca eu inca nu i-am facut inca. Poate reusesc sa ma mobilizez zilele astea. Arata super !!

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