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Kardemummabullar / Swedish Cardamom Buns …..

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Kardemummabullar / Swedish Cardamom Buns …..

These delicious sweet buns are going to have you going back for another and another and….

Lovely soft dough with a hint of cardamom.

Filled with a cinnamon and brown sugar and twisted into shape, dusted with sugar nibs…

Just gorgeous..

Not overly sweet, perfect for breakfast in my mind…and afternoon tea…


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Easy to make and not time-consuming:)

You will need …

20 g of dried yeast.

4 cups of bread flour.

Good pinch of salt.

120 g butter.

1/2 cup of castor sugar.

1 egg.

2 tsp cardamom

1 cup of milk warmed.

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For filling:

1/2 cup of brown sugar (I used dark cane).

2 tsp cinnamon.

Sugar nibs for dusting later.



Mix yeast with a little sugar and then add into warmed milk.

Stand and allow to froth, about ten minutes.

Put all dry ingredients  (flour, sugar, salt, cardamom) into a bowl and combine well.

Rub butter into the dry mix until like breadcrumbs.

Beat egg and put into yeasty mix & pour into dry mix to form a dough.

Use dough hook and knead for 10 minutes.

Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover and leave for 1 hour.

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Place dough on a lightly floured area and gently knock back.

Place dough back in the bowl and leave for another 30 minutes covered.

Combine cinnamon and brown sugar together.

Beat an egg with a little water for egg wash.

Remove dough from bowl and place dough on a lightly floured area.

Roll out dough to a 45 x 30 cm rectangle.

Brush dough with warm water and sprinkle with cinnamon mix.

Fold dough over so you have a rectangle 1/2 the size but double-sided.

Cut into long strips about 3 cm wide.

I think I got 14 strips.

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Gently twist each strip and then do a knot, tucking the loose end underneath.

Place on a tray lined with baking paper.

Leave for 45 minutes.

Pre heat oven to 190 Celsius whilst buns are proving.

Brush buns gently with egg wash and sprinkle with nibbed sugar.

Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.

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Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.

I had one whilst warm…LOVELY!!

You can omit the cinnamon and use just cardamom in the filling or you can add flaked almonds on top of the rolls.

A few variations on this national treasure:)


Get greedy!!

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Complimenti sinceri, il risultato è semplicemente strepitoso.

Il delizioso profumo è arrivato fino in Toscana.

Grazie della condivisione.


greedybread's picture

li amo!! sono delizioso ): 

buon divertimento!!