Sourdough Maritozzi

Learn how to make these festive Italian sweet cream buns that look like snow balls!

What Are Maritozzi?

Maritozzi are Italian sweet cream buns usually found in Roman cafes and bakeries. These buns are made with a fluffy sourdough brioche dough and filled with a simple whipped cream.

Brioche Dough Ingredients:

•Bread Flour •Sourdough Starter •Salt •Unsalted butter •Eggs •Whole Milk •Sugar •Orange zest

1. Mix Ingredients

Mix the brioche dough ingredients together except for the butter. Once mixed, mix the butter one piece at a time until the dough passes the "window pane test"

2. Bulk Fermentation

Place the brioche dough in a bowl and proof for 4-5 hours until doubled. Proof overnight in the refrigerator.

3. Divide and Shape

Divide the dough into 10 pieces and roll into spheres. Place equally on a baking sheet for the final proof.

4. Final Proof

Place the buns in a warm location and proof until doubled in size and full of air, about 4 hours.

5. Bake

Brush an egg wash on the buns. Bake the buns at 375ºF (190ºC) for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and shiny. Cool.

6. Make Whipped Cream

As the buns are cooling, make the whipped cream. Mix heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. That's it!

7. Assemble

Slice the buns almost in half with a serrated knife. Fill with whipped cream and make it flush with an offset spatula or butter knife. Dust with powdered sugar!

Grab a Napkin and Enjoy!

The buns for these maritozzi can be made ahead of time and filled with whipped cream right before serving. The brioche buns can also be frozen in advance.

Learn more!

Get the full recipe by clicking the link below! The recipe includes a how-to guide with photos and detailed instructions.