Rene, I am glad you liked the pulla! I love it a lot too! I know there is a large population of Finns living up in your area and you might be able to get fresher cardamom seeds in Michigan! In NH, we have cardamom seeds at my health store, but cardamom loses flavor really fast, and I am always wondering how long it has sat at the store and lost some flavor! Not that many people buy cardamom in that form! I bring mine from Finland anyway, so I don't have that problem, thankfully! Take care, Julie J
And to the Red Fox!
Thanks for the article about the lent buns! I saved the recipe! My husband has made them too and they are good too! He said he just takes whipped cream and chopped almonds and cuts cardamom buns in half (pulla) and takes out some dough to leave room for the whipped cream and almonds! He said you can use strawberry jam too, for a different taste! The Finns use pulla as a base for a lot of different recipes! I know my husband pats out little tarts with the pulla dough and fills them with cooked fresh blueberries! This is good too! Take care and thanks for the post! Julie J