Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Family Recipe | Bacon Buns

Few food items are so good that they can actually be used as currency, but Bacon Buns are one of those rare exceptions. From the outside, they look like ordinary rolls. But the surprise is on the inside – a savory filling of bacon, ham and onion tucked inside a pillowy, soft dough. The recipe originates from Lithuania, where they call the buns “lasineciai”. There was never any written recipe – it only existed in the memories of Grandmothers and Great Aunts in our family. Luckily, someone finally followed Mrs. Sobut while she was making bacon buns and recorded her every move and measure. From that original recipe, I’ve refined and revised so that we can all create these magical buns in our kitchen.

Bacon Buns taste best fresh from the oven, but the next best thing for day-old buns is a quick zap in the microwave (wrapped in a paper towel) for 12-seconds.

Click here to download and print a pdf of this recipe:

Double-Stuffed Bacon Buns

12 comments:

Renegade said...

Yummy!

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stephanie said...

Have you tried Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Bar From Vosges?

J.Noelle said...

Holy cow! No, I have not, but now I am really intrigued. Check out the description on Vosges' website:

http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/product/bacon_exotic_candy_bar/candy_bars_chocolate_chips

madame x said...

is that square plate as cute as it looks? I love old plates

Grace said...

I'm new to this blogging community and am visiting my neighbors. Great looking website! Love the name and graphics. Am not a cook. lol. "I am NOT a cook." okay. 70s joke. Looks like yummy stuff though!
Grace
http://nemotheunturtle.blogspot.com

cactuse said...

wow, a recipe from lithuania! cool ;D except that it's called "lasinaiciai". anyway. i luv them ;)) mmmmm

Anonymous said...

Is this like a kolache? I just moved to Houston and I had never heard of them before...but mmm mmm mmm.

Christine said...

You have gone too, too far- bacon buns?!?

Can I come over?

And you know, it is my birhtday next week...and I love bacon....

Suman said...

Hey this sounds yum. will try. i have just started baking my own bread about a year back, and have been contemplating just such a thing. thanks for the recipe! will tell you how it turned out. :)

Raminta said...

lasineciai
is the correct spelling

and as they say in the old country

I Sveikata!

El said...

Labus -- J Noelle, I think we are related. I'm waiting for my dough to rise right now, but I use Rhodes dinner rolls -- no luck with yeast. How do you know Ms. Sobut?

J.Noelle said...

Hi El, I'm not actually related by blood to Mrs. Sobut, but my grandpa came to America with his brothers from Lithuania and they lived with Mr. and Mrs. Sobut. I don't know their first names, but they lived in Chicago Heights and their daughter-in-law (Carol Sobut) was the one who followed Mrs. Sobut around the kitchen and documented this recipe.