Swedish cardamom buns (Kardemummabullar)

Swedish cardamom buns (Kardemummabullar)

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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Yeast dough
  2. Step 2

    Mix the flour, salt, sugar, cardamom and yeast in a bowl. Add the milky water and butter, knead to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 2 hrs. until doubled in size.
  3. Step 3

  4. Step 4

    Mix the butter, sugar and cardamom.
  5. Step 5

    To shape
  6. Step 6

    On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out thinly into a rectangle (approx. 40 x 50 cm). Spread the filling over half of the dough, fold the other half over the top, press down gently. Cut the dough lengthwise into strips approx. 2 cm wide. Twist the strips, tie into knots, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Step 7

    To bake
  8. Step 8

    Approx. 30 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove from the oven, slide onto a cooling rack and leave to cool. Bring the water and sugar to the boil in a pan, simmer until the sugar has dissolved, reduce for approx. 2 mins. Brush the buns with the warm syrup. Mix the cardamom and sugar, sprinkle on top of the buns.