Melt-in-your-mouth soft rolls infused with cardamom and a touch of cinnamon. These cardamom buns are the perfect way to relax with a cozy mug of tea.
Swedish cardamom buns gained a bit of popularity during the rise in the interest of fika (a Swedish tradition) and hygge (A Danish and Norwegian (a feeling of coziness).
They are beautiful, not too sweet, and so soft.
The cardamom flavor is infused throughout the bread without being overwhelming.
I actually prefer this method of making rolls because you get more flavor in each bite when comparing to the traditional cinnamon rolls popular in every American household so I will sometimes make my cinnamon rolls in the same way I make these cardamom buns.
Many recipes you find for cardamom buns ask for cardamom pods you then crush yourself in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder.
I find it is much easier to source ground cardamom - and it cuts down on having to grind down pods yourself. And honestly, the flavor difference is negligible.
Rolling and twisting out the buns may sound complicated, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to get through them really fast.
A lot of people use different methods of rolling, but the method I teach you gives you the best-looking rolls in my opinion.
Take your time and read the directions thoroughly before you start shaping the buns
There is some filling that seeps out onto your parchment paper/ baking mat. I highly recommend letting it cool and snacking on it!!
If it hardens, you can even break it up to sprinkle on top of your buns. It gets slightly caramelized and is so addictive.
Perhaps this means we need a cardamom caramel recipe!
These buns are perfect for serving with a cozy drink. A nice tea is more traditional, but you can also serve with a coffee, latte, or hot chocolate.
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