Cardamom Buns

Makes 24-36, depending on size


400ml whole milk

50g fresh yeast

550g flour

1 egg

2 tsp salt

180g sugar

4 tsp crushed cardamom seeds

150g melted butter

For filling

75g butter (room temperature)

5 tbsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon OR 1 tsp cardamom


1) Warm the milk to 40°C before adding the yeast, mix together until it has dissolved.

2) Add the flour, mix thoroughly and leave in a warm place to prove for 20 minutes.

3) Add the egg, salt, sugar, cardamom and butter and knead for a good 5-10 minutes.

4) Allow to prove for a further 30 minutes.

5) Roll out the dough to a thickness of around 5mm and fill with the butter, sugar and either the cardamom or cinnamon and roll into buns.

6) Allow to prove again for 20 mins then brush with egg wash.

7) Cook at 210°C for approx. 15 minutes.