German Vanilla Custard Rolls | Super Fluffy

  • Yield: 10 rolls
  • Serving: 10
  • Prep time: 1:30 h
  • Cook time: 20 m
  • Ready in: 1:50 h
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German Vanilla Custard Rolls are a must-try pastry made with a fluffy yeast dough and filled with a creamy vanilla custard. They’re best enjoyed warm and sprinkled with powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness. These rolls are light, fluffy, and bursting with vanilla flavor – the perfect treat for any dessert lover. These rolls are a beloved treat in Germany and beyond!

See other recipes with vanilla pudding/custard: Chocolate Poke Cake, Peach Desserts, Streusel Sheet Cake, Pudding Filled Crumb Muffins.

Delicious Vanilla Custard Rolls


  • dough
  • vanilla custard

step by step method

1. step 

Combine the lukewarm milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl and let soak for 5 min. Then add all the other ingredients and knead a soft but non-sticky dough. (Add some flour if needed.) Cover your dough and let it rise for about 60 min. In the meantime prepare the vanilla custard.

2. step 

Put milk, chocolate, sugar and vanilla sugar into a small saucepan and heat it up. Sift in the flour bit by bit while stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to boil and take the vanilla pudding from the stove. Now whisk in the egg yolks.

3. step 

By now your dough should have doubled its size. Divide it in 10 balls. Roll them out with a rolling pin to 10 rectangles. Put about 4 tablespoons of the custard on one long side of the dough rectangle and fold the short sides in slightly. Then roll them up and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Now let them rise for another 20 min covered up.

4. step 

Then brush them with the few tablespoons of milk and bake at 180 degrees top and bottom heat for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy your delicious vanilla rolls still warm. You can also sprinkle them with some powdered sugar...

tips & variations:

  • You may fill your german rolls with chocolate filling if you like. Just use dark chocolate for the custard instead the white one and leave out the vanilla sugar.

Chef Info


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