Friday, 21 November 2014

Breudher (Dutch Influenced Sri Lankan Buttery yeast Cake)

Breudher is a Dutch influenced buttery cake. This is was very popular when I was a kid. It was available during christmas and new year season. But it faded away and was not available in shops after. But I have my childhood memories which takes me almost 30-35 years back. I loved the taste and the texture of that cake. This cake gives the same taste and texture and I am still loving it. Try this recipe for christmas or new year and let me know the results. :)

Breudher (Dutch Influenced Sri Lankan Buttery yeast Cake)


yeast Dough

2 Cups Flour
2/3 cup of Warm Milk
8g yeast
1 Tsp Sugar

To Mix Later

2 Eggs
110g Sugar ( Add more sugar if like more sweeter)
110g Butter
1/2 cup of Sultana or mixed fruit


Add half of the warm milk, yeast & sugar in to a mixing bowl. Leave 5 min.
Add flour,& salt and start kneading adding milk little by little.Keep on kneading about 10-15 min.
After put that in to a greased bowl and leave until double in size.
Next put that in to the mixing bowl and start mixing using the paddle attachment adding rest of the ingredients.
Put that to a prepared brusher pan or bundt or kugelhof pan and leave to prove again.
After bake on 180c about 25-30 min.

Transfer to wire racks and leave to cool down before cutting. Can serve with butter or cheese.


  1. Your recipe looks correct (well the same as my SL mother-in-law's, from her mother ....) It works well. I may try a little nutmeg in the dough this year, tho the recipe doesn't need improvement. I must pass on the recipe to my children who really enjoy the cake with Edam cheese on Christmas eve / New Year's day - which ever day we happen to be together here in Australia.

    1. Really sorry to be late to reply. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your family a happy new year!

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  2. I'm about to attempt my first Breudher - I grew up eating this on Christmas day for Breakfast with Edam cheese - haven't had it in years since I moved out of home so looking forward to it again. Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. I am really sorry about the delay in replying. Hope you had a wonderful christmas and Wish you and your family a happy new year!

  4. Hello Chef Menaka! I love your recipes by the way! I was wondering, if I didn't have a proper bundt pan, would it be okay to bake the breudher in a regular circular cake pan? Thank you! :)