Cardamom buns recipe

Try our cheat’s version of a classic spiced Swedish bun, flavoured with fragrant cardamom. Bread mixes are a genius shortcut – just add butter and spices for the ultimate swirl bun.

How to

1. Heat the milk in a small pan until just steaming. Put the bread mixture into a bowl and pour in the warm milk and crack in the eggs. Mix to a rough dough, then knead for 5 minutes on a lightly floured worksurface until smooth. Tip into a bowl and leave to prove for 1 hour 30 minutes-2 hours or until doubled in size.

Cardamom buns

2. Put the butter into a bowl with the cardamom and half the sugar, and beat with electric beaters until really soft.

3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured worksurface to ½cm thick, then spread over the butter in an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top. Roll the dough up into a tight spiral, then cut into 12 logs. Butter a 12-hole muffin tin and put the logs into the holes with the spirals facing up, then leave to rest for 1 hour-1 hour 30 minutes.

Cardamom buns

4. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and bake the buns for 20-25 minutes or until risen and golden on the outside. Cool on a wire rack.

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