The first time I had a cardamom bun was in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was there that I realized about fika, a Swedish espresso break that’s greater than only a espresso break. It’s making time for mates or colleagues by having fun with a cup of espresso and a few candy treats collectively, in the end offering a chance to decelerate and join. It’s a beautiful ritual and I extremely suggest it.
But again to cardamom buns. These aren’t generally present in American bakeries, so if you happen to’re trying to take pleasure in them you’ll probably need to make them by yourself. Thankfully, Norway-based baker Elise of Bread by Elise has shared her recipe for Glazed Cardamom buns to make the at-home baking fest a breeze.
In a reel posted to her Instagram, the 23-year-old self-taught baker and recipe developer demonstrates the essential steps of creating them. In the opening shot, she slowly swivels a glistening cardamom bun on a spatula and all I can say is … yum.
Cut to the proofed dough, which is in a bowl (she delivers the recipe for the dough within the caption, too). Elise then dusts the dough with flour earlier than urgent down on it with an open palm. She turns the dough out onto the counter, then rolls it right into a rectangle. Next, she makes the filling by combining butter, darkish brown sugar, and granulated sugar and mixing it with a fork. The filling is then unfold onto the rolled-out dough with an offset spatula, earlier than folding the dough in half and slicing it into strips. Each strip is twisted and formed right into a knot earlier than going into the oven.
As the buns bake, Elise grinds cardamom seeds with a mortar and pestle, then combines the bottom cardamom with granulated sugar, brown sugar, and water in a saucepan. She brings the combination to a boil, pours the glaze over the fresh-baked buns, and makes use of a pastry brush to unfold it into all of the nooks and crannies. And voilà! Glazed cardamom buns are prepared for enjoyment.
After making these, all you want is a espresso and a pal to share them with. But if you happen to can’t, you possibly can all the time decide to take pleasure in them on their very own, too.