3 Moscow Buns on a table

Moscow Buns

Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10 Units




  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Suggar


  • For the first set of dough, combine 2 cups of flour with yeast, add 3/4 cup of water. 
    Water, yeast and flour being combined in a bowl with spoon
  • Mix well with the spoon and let dough sit in warm place for 2 hours, covered with a plastic wrap or towel. 
    Mixed dough in a bowl
  • You should see the bubbly texture on the dough.
    Close up of the bubbly textured dough
  • Add 1 3/4 cup of flour to the existing dough and 1/4 cup of warm water. 
    Mixing in more flour with the dough in a KitchenAid
  • Knead the dough with electric mixer or by hands until you get an elastic texture. Let dough sit in a warm place for an hour. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towel.
    Dough in a KitchenAid
  • Combine sugar and salt with butter. Add butter mixture to the dough and knead again until dough stops sticking to your hands. 
    Butter mixture was added into KitchenAid with dough mixture
  • Let dough rise for about 1.5 hours or until it's doubled in volume.
    A bowl with dough
  • Melt butter in a separate dish. Fold dough from the sides of the bowl. Split it into two pieces. 
    Dough being folded away from side of the bowl
  • Roll out one piece of dough at the time into long rectangular pieces. With a pastry brush, lavishly spread butter all over the dough, this will keep dough from sticking together. Roll each piece of dough into long rolls.
    Dough rolled out into long rectangular pieces
  • Slice each roll into 5 inch pieces. Fold each piece by connecting the opposite cut edges. 
    Moscow Buns being sliced into pieces from the big roll of dough
  • Using a buttered knife, cut each piece in the center. 
    Each Moscow bun being cut in the center on a cutting board
  • Pulling the sides apart, it will shape a heart.
    Moscow Bun formed to look like a heart
  • Place all buns on a lined baking sheet, let them rise for about an hour in a warm palace, keeping them covered. 
    Many heart shaped Moscow Buns on a baking sheet
  • Spread whisked egg over each bun. Sprinkle with lots of sugar. 
    Sugar and whisked egg placed on top of the heart shaped Moscow buns on a baking sheet
  • Bake them at 350F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
    3 Moscow Buns on a table