Boo Buns & Braided Bread

By Jemma Olson of At Home With Jemma

Could I interest you in a warm Boo Bun or Braided Bread? A great and simple no fail recipe that is full of endless possibilities from these fun Boo Buns to Cinnamon Rolls, this Basic Sweet Dough is an all time favorite.

These buns won’t scare your little one, in fact they will run for more-great fresh from the oven with a dollop of butter or slice them in half for a mini sandwich. This recipe comes from my Mother’s Southern Living Cookbook 1970.

The Basic Sweet Dough recipe is the same no matter the shape you choose. I used half of my dough for the Boo buns and the other half for the braided loaf of bread.

I really like braided bread because instead of slicing your piece of bread you simply break off a piece of this soft, tender sweet bread then add butter and maybe some honey too…

Mind you, you will have to knead this dough, I know that can be a deterrent to making bread, but honestly these buns and bread were well worth the effort. In fact on a scale of one to ten these buns got a ten!


Here is a great tutorial from Baking Bites on how to braid bread using three to five strands of bread.

Now seriously wouldn’t you like some warm Boo Buns!


JoyceOlsonRSMy name is Joyce Olson, however I go by Jemma and I am the creator of At Home With Jemma, a lifestyle blog. My focus is to share with you how to create an inspiring and beautiful life that you will love through  DIY projects, recipes, decorating and inspirational living. Some of my current projects include organizing and implementing blog retreats, spending time with family and friends and exploring ways to create the home of my dreams on a budget.
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