A traditional Christmas time treat in many homes is lasineciai - very tasty Lithuanian Bacon Buns.
A lot of cooks enjoy making these year 'round, not just during the Christmas period because they are a family favorite. During the Christmas season, these special bites of heaven are passed around in Lithuanian homes, accompanied with the word - "Linksmu Kaledu" which means Merry Christmas everyone!
This particular recipe includes making your own dough, but you can always use frozen bread dough to speed things up and cut down on the labor, if you want.
Those Lithuanian bacon buns can be eaten hot or at room temperature or can even be reheated in the oven.
Success with Bacon Buns:
- Semi-frozen bacon is way easier to chop into pieces that refrigerated;
- Use a good quality, meaty bacon like you find at a butcher shop or farmers’ market if at all possible;
- If you will use frozen bread dough to make these, you will find they will not be the same texture and taste as the scratch-made dough in this recipe which is rich and sweeter than the frozen;
- As you make successive batches and get more proficient, you may find you prefer to pinch off balls of dough, flatten, fill, and shape rather than use a cutter;