Well, this recipe has been a long time coming! I am so excited to finally share with you all today one of my very favorite treats, Swedish cardamom buns.
Don’t be intimidated by how fancy they look — in this post I am going to break it all down for you and I promise you can do this. I believe in you. After you make these once and get the hang for them, you’re going to become addicted to them like me and crank out a batch once a month or so. I like to always keep a big bag of these cardamom buns in my deep freezer…like some sort of insurance for whatever morning life decides to throw at me. 😉
Almost two years ago, we went on a family trip to Stockholm and I became absolutely, hopelessly addicted to all of the wonderful cardamom buns that were available at every single bakery and pastry shop we stopped into. When we got home from our trip, I went through a bit of withdrawal. I needed my morning cardamom bun and espresso…especially with a jetlagged toddler. I tried out a bunch of recipes but nothing was just right. In utter dismay, I sent an email to a Swedish blogger friend whom we had met up with on our trip. Surely you must know the perfect cardamom bun recipe…I need them to be perfect – like the ones at Fabrique! (my favorite bakery in Stockholm). Mina wrote back, directing me to a Swedish food blogger’s recipe for cinnamon buns, which I promptly baked that day. Finally we were getting somewhere!
I have since baked these buns dozens and dozens of times and tweaked the recipe to better suit my tastes (and our American kitchens).Pin It