Cardamom Almond Cinnamon Buns

Cardamon almond cinnamon buns - Domestic GothessCinnamon buns have to be Sweden’s most famous export; although you can find versions of cinnamon buns all over northern Europe, the Swedish bun is the most famous. They are less sweet and sticky than their American counterparts, and the dough is generally flavoured with cardamom, a spice that features prominently in Scandinavian baking. These ones are made with a cinnamon spiked almond filling (almonds are also heavily used in Scandinavian baking, especially in the form of marzipan).

Cardamon and almond cinnamon buns - Domestic GothessThe dough is enriched with milk, butter and eggs and is very soft and sticky, it is best to use a stand mixer if you have one but it is alright to make by hand if you don’t as the dough doesn’t need to be kneaded, just given a good mixing. It is left to rise in the fridge overnight, which helps to develop a good flavour and also to firm up the dough so it isn’t too soft and sticky to roll out. The buns aren’t complicated to shape, but it does get quite messy and sticky! (Especially if you add too much milk to your filling like I did…) These are great buns to make for breakfast, as they only take about 20 minutes to prove once they are shaped, and then another 20 to bake, and they also aren’t too sweet. They do go stale fairly quickly though, so pop any that you don’t eat on the day you bake them in the freezer.

Cardamon almond cinnamon rolls - Domestic Gothess

Cardamom Almond Cinnamon Buns
 
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Makes: 16
Ingredients
Dough
  • 300ml (1 +1/4 cups) whole milk
  • 50g (3 tbsp + 1 tsp) butter
  • 500g (4 + ¼ cups) strong white bread flour
  • 75g (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp) caster sugar
  • 7g (2 tsp) fast action yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 egg, beaten
Filling
  • 75g (1/4 cup + 1 tbsp) soft butter
  • 100g (3.5 oz) marzipan
  • 50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 50g (1/3 cup + 2 tbsp) ground almonds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • milk as needed
To Finish
  • 1 beaten egg, to glaze
  • flaked almonds, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk and butter together in a small pan until just boiling then remove from the heat and allow to cool until it is lukewarm, scalding the milk like this makes the buns softer.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, yeast, salt and cardamom in a large bowl. Add the beaten egg and the cooled milk mixture, stir everything together vigorously until the mixture comes away from the sides of the bowl and looks doughy; it will be very soft and sticky so use a stand mixer if you have one.
  3. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge to rise overnight.
  4. The next day, bring the dough out of the fridge and leave it to come up to room temperature while you prepare the filling.
  5. Either blitz the filling ingredients together in a food processor or beat with an electric mixer until it forms a sticky paste. The mixture should be easily spreadable, if it is too thick then beat in a little milk to loosen it. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper or silicone liners.
  6. Roll the dough out on a floured surface into a 30x50cm (12x20in) rectangle. Spread the filling evenly all over the dough then fold it in half so that you have a 15x50cm (6x20in) rectangle. Use a pizza cutter or very sharp knife to slice the dough into 16 strips.
  7. Pick up a strip of dough and twist the ends in opposite directions 3 or 4 times, then coil the twisted strip in on itself, tucking the end underneath.
  8. Place the finished twists on the lined baking sheets and lightly cover with oiled clingfilm. Leave to rise for 15-20 minutes until the dough no longer springs back when you press it with a finger. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.
  9. Brush the twists with the beaten egg and scatter over some flaked almonds. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden, cooked through and they sound hollow when you tap them on the base; rotate the trays halfway through baking. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.
Notes
Adapted from Scandilicious Baking, Signe Johansen

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47 Comments on Cardamom Almond Cinnamon Buns

  1. Coombe Mill
    May 12, 2015 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my these look devine, I want one with my coffee I’m just drinking. they have risen to perfection. A true baker! #TastyTuesdays

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    • hannahhossack
      May 13, 2015 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! They make a perfect snack with coffee πŸ™‚

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  2. pollymixtures
    May 12, 2015 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    These look amazingly good. I can practically smell them from here! #tastytuesdays

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    • hannahhossack
      May 13, 2015 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

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    • hannahhossack
      May 13, 2015 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

      Lol! Thank you πŸ™‚

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    • hannahhossack
      May 13, 2015 at 10:14 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Yours look lovely, I love the step by step photos, I never remember to take any!

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      • Fionnuala
        May 14, 2015 at 10:17 am (2 years ago)

        Thanks. I used not do it but have got into the habit now, even though it means my phone is usually sticky and greasy πŸ™‚

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 10:46 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Simone (@basilandchook)
    May 15, 2015 at 8:15 am (2 years ago)

    These look delicious! I would love to have some of these with a coffee, yum. Coming over from Foodie Fridiy xx

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ They are perfect with a coffee x

      Reply
  4. Amanda @ The Chunky Chef
    May 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm (2 years ago)

    These are making me soooooo hungry!! Thanks for sharing this recipe with Friday Favorites, we love having you join us each week πŸ™‚

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  5. eclecticoddsnsods
    May 15, 2015 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

    These look absolutely divine and i love your blog, it is beautifully presented, now I feel like I should behave as I am co hosting today, so may I have just one small bite of this please? πŸ˜€ Thank you for coming to FF #68 Justine x

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  6. Natalie Browne
    May 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    These are the most beautiful looking cinnamon buns. They sound completely delicious πŸ™‚

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  7. chefjulianna
    May 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Wonderful! I am bookmarking these now!! πŸ˜€

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. Julie is Hostess At Heart
    May 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

    These buns look and sound delicious. I don’t use cardamom much but am going to have to remember to.

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Julie πŸ™‚ I love it in sweet and savoury things, and it goes so well with cinnamon πŸ™‚

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  9. Jhuls
    May 16, 2015 at 2:59 am (2 years ago)

    You always, always make perfect breads, Hannah. I mean not only bread, you make everything you make look so perfect. These buns are the kinds of buns I’d love to have not only for breakfast, but anytime of the day. Thanks for bringing these gorgeous buns at FF table. Happy FF and have fun. πŸ™‚ xx

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

      Ha ha! Thanks Jhuls πŸ™‚ bread is my favourite thing to bake (and probably to eat too…) x

      Reply
  10. Loretta
    May 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Love anything with cardamom, and these buns sure sound and look divine.

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! It’s one of my favourite spices πŸ™‚

      Reply
  11. GFLife247
    May 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm (2 years ago)

    These look beautiful, Hannah. I’ll have to tell my sister to look out for cinnamon buns on her trip to Sweden next semester. Have a wonderful weekend, and happy FF!

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 5:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I hope your sister enjoys her trip, I’d love to visit Sweden!

      Reply
  12. Sushma Balasubramanian
    May 17, 2015 at 7:32 am (2 years ago)

    These looks gorgeous.. Perfect bake.. Have a great day and happy FF!!!

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 5:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  13. carolinescookingblog
    May 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm (2 years ago)

    These look and sound delicious. I love cardamom and almond, plus not overly sweet, so they are just my kind of treat.

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Yep, they are not too sweet so make a perfect treat at any time of day!

      Reply
  14. Selma's Table
    May 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Gosh these look beautiful – when are you opening your bakery/cafe/tea shop?

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Ha ha! I don’t think I could cope with the early morning starts! I am not a morning person…

      Reply
  15. Bake Play Smile
    May 17, 2015 at 11:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum! They look absolutely perfect! I would love one with my cup of tea right now. I can’t wait to make these. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays! Xx

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  16. K @ Eat.Love.Live
    May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

    These look delicious. I am a big fan of the American style buns but I haven’t tried these type. Great photos too! K x #recipeoftheweek

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

      I love the American style ones too, the Swedish ones are quite different – less sweet and sticky (so you don’t feel as guilty for eating three of them in one go…) :p

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  17. Helen at Casa Costello
    May 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Mmm these look just my thing – I’m hoping I will be visiting Sweden later in the year so will look out for something similar to these. Thanks once again for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek x

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 9:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Ooo I’d love to visit Sweden! I want to try some authentic Swedish baking πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  18. patisseriemakesperfect
    May 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm (2 years ago)

    These look so delicious. Cardamom is one of my favourite flavours. Can you believe I’ve never actually tried a cinnamon bun! Crazy I know. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

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    • hannahhossack
      May 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s insane! You must make some! :p x

      Reply
  19. Elisa Claire North
    May 21, 2015 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Brilliant recipe! I will definitely try to make them..

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    • hannahhossack
      May 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply

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