Happy New Year Treats for everyone!

I don’t know about you but in my family, it’s not all about the gifts we get at Christmas. Or the parties on New Year’s Eve. It’s about friends and family spending special occasions together. Of course, when I know I’ll be having visitors, a pastime I most enjoy is the baking I do for that time of the year.

I guess a favorite recipe in my house is what we call “German Buns”. They are wonderful treats in the morning with breakfast or at any time during the day. The company, I serve these little goodies to, love them. Best of all, they’re extremely easy to bake. And… they make 24 which is a nice size recipe.

Now I don’t know if they originate in Germany or…  at some time in my youth a lady gave me the recipe who was German and so I named the buns after her. To be sure it isn’t a familiar recipe because I checked German Buns on Google and all I saw were regular yeast-type ones that are in no way like these.

As you’ll see by the photo, they’re more like a cinnamon bun kind of indulgence. The difference is that rather than having cinnamon in the center, they’re filled with coconut and brown sugar. Trust me, I’ve had so many compliments on these treats that I can vouch for the taste.

German Buns

4 cups of flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp soda

1 cup sugar

2 tsp cream of tartar

1 cup margarine

1 egg beaten

2/3 cup milk

1 tsp almond flavoring

Mix the dry ingredients together. Blend the marg. with the dry ingredients until crumbly. Add egg, almond flavoring, and milk together and then to the flour mixture. Work the dough and form a ball. Cut into two equal pieces and roll out to approx. 1 inch,  spread ½ the filling, roll up, and cut into 12 parts. Bake at 350 oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.


1 egg

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup coconut

May you all have a wonderful New Year’s weekend and all the best possible in 2023.

Love and hugs from the Authors at the Billboard.


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