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Swedish Cardamom Rolls

Swedish Cardamom Rolls

Majority of my favorite Persian desserts have cardamom in it. We even make our baklava with cardamom, so when I first tried these Swedish Cardamom Rolls, I fell in love. There's cardamom in the dough, filling, and topping. 

These rolls are traditionally eaten on a a coffee break, or "Fika" in Sweden. The dough is very soft and buttery and rises fairy quickly. There's also no wrong way of twisting these. There's a lot of different ways to do them. You can get creative or watch my video if you want to know a simple way of doing it!



  • 250 ml milk, heated to 110 degrees
  • 1 envelope dry active yeast
  • 68 g light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 405 g bread flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 75 g butter, at room temperature, cubed


  • 5 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom


  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk, 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar, yeast, and cardamom. let it sit for 10 minutes. You will notice form forming on top of the liquid
  2. In your stand mixer bowl, combine the rest of the brown sugar and salt. Add the yeast/milk mixture and stir until combined.
  3. With your hook attachment on medium speed, slowly add the flour until the dough comes together.  Increase speed to medium-low and add cubed butter, a few at a time. Once all the butter has been added, increase speed to medium/medium-high and knead for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Dump the dough out onto your work surface and form the dough into a ball. Place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. In the meantime, make the filling: mix all 5 ingredients until well combined and smooth
  6. Once the dough is done rising, tip it onto a floured surface 
  7. Roll the dough into a large rectangle and spread the filling on top, covering the whole rectangle
  8. Fold the dough into three like a business letter (fold the top long side down to the middle, then fold the bottom side over the top)
  9. Cut the dough into 1/2 inch strips and twist the dough a couple times until it's twisted. Roll the dough in a spiral and tuck the end under the bun. (Watch my video to see how it's done)
  10. Place the buns on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with a town for a second rise for about 45 minutes
  11. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  12. While the buns are cooking, mix the water and brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil for about 3 minutes. Mix your cardamom and sugar together for the topping
  13. Once you remove the buns out of the oven, brush with your syrup and sprinkle with your cardamom/sugar mixture while it's still hot
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