sweet vanilla bunsI love these Norwegian Vanilla Buns ( In Norway we call these buns for skoleboller) These are my absolute favorite Buns since childhood. These Buns are baked with the most delicious pastry cream in the middle of each bun, and right  after baking I cover the buns with a garland of white glaze and sprinkled with delicious coconut. No wonder that these buns are so popular in Norway.


Norwegian Vanilla Buns  (12 – 14 rolls)


  • 1 cup ( 236 ml) warm milk
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) regular sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp dried active yeast
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups (410 g) bread flour or 3 1/2 cups ( 435 g ) all purpose flour



  • 3 cup (300 g) powdered Sugar / confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 Tbsp ( 45 ml ) milk
  • 1- 2 teaspoon light corn syrup ( optional )


  • 1 cup ( 100 g ) desiccated Coconut

Place warm milk into large bowl and whisk in sugar until dissolved.


Sprinkle yeast over warm milk and let dissolve and proof for 5 minutes.


Whisk in eggs, butter and salt.

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Gradually begin adding bread flour. When dough forms, turn out onto work surface and knead gently to make soft dough. Adjust flour as needed.

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Place dough into greased bowl, covered with kitchen towel and let proof for 45 to 60 minutes, or until doubled in size.


Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet  with parchment paper.

Punch the air out of the dough.


Shape the dough into a ball.


put the buns on a baking sheet lined with  parchment paper.

use a spoon to make a depression in the center of each ball

Fill it with pastry cream ( about 1-2 tablespoon )


And let it rest covered with a clean kitchen towel for about 60 minutes, or until puffy but not necessarily doubled in bulk. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush the rolls with heavy cream and bake for 15 to 25 minutes, until golden brown on top.


Cool on wire rack.


Right  after baking I cover the buns with  a garland of white glaze ( just Stir together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and light corn syrup to make the glaze, you can heat it in the micro a minute ) and sprinkled the vanilla buns with coconut.


These vanilla buns are magical, I hope you give these a try, and give me a feedback if you liked it.

Have a great day you all, and Happy baking

Love Manuela xo









  1. Thank you so much for sharing. my foster mom an dad living in norway. my mom is from norway and i always eating them when im visiting.

    • You are so welcome, there something about sweet memories right, simply love these buns, enjoy
      Manuela xo

  2. Hi Manuella, Looks great! Would it work to freeze the balls after forming and filling with custard, then defrost them and let them proof and then bake them?

    • Hi, Anita, yes you can freeze the balls, but you need to defrost them a few hours before you bake these off! I hope you are going to love these!

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