This kardemummabullar recipe is inspired by the original one: we're going to use butter, sugar and all the good things. Your house will smell like a Swedish bakery!
Cuisine European, Scandinavian
Keyword Brioche, Buns, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Rolls
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Resting time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 1hour57minutes
2.5teaspoonsDry instant yeast5 gr
1.5 cups (approximately)Whole milk (or soy milk - both tested)250 gr
⅓ cupHigh quality butter80 gr
¼ cup+ 2 tablespoonsRaw brown sugar40 gr
3 + ⅓ cupsBread flour (read the post for substitutions)400 gr
2teaspoonsGround cardamom(from pods)
1Egg(we're going to use half)
⅓ cupHigh quality butter (softened)80 gr
½teaspoonGround cardamom(from pods)
Approximately ½ cupRaw brown sugar60 gr
First, warm up the milk (doesn't have to be hot), add the dry yeast and whisk. Pour it into the bowl of a stand mixer, add melted butter and sugar and start mixing at low speed.At the beginning I always use the flat beater hook.
In another bowl, mix flour, ground cardamom and salt.
Gradually add them into the mixing bowl.
Add half the beaten egg and keep kneading (at this point I use the dough hook) for about 10 minutes (do the windowpane test). The mixture should be sticky and not too much dry (you can always adjust later).
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 45-50 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
In the meantime, make the filling: in a small bowl, mix butter, flour, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. Note: if your room's temperature is high (maybe it's Summer), place it in the fridge for a few minutes until you get the perfect consistency.
When the dough has doubled, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a 40 x 50 cm rectangle.
Spread the filling over the rolled-out dough, using a spatula.Fold the dough in half lengthways.
Using a pizza cutter, cut 16 strips widthways.
Take one strip and gently twist it around a few times. Curl into a ‘knot’ and make sure both ends are tucked under so they do not open during baking >> watch this video.
Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
Place the kardemummabullar spaced well apart, and leave to rise under a kitchen cloth (or plastic wrap) for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 390° F (200°C), brush kardemummabullar with the slightly beaten egg then bake them for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Optional: brush them with sugar syrup as soon as you take them out of the oven.