Yield: 24 buns
- ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter
- 1 cup (227g) whole milk
- 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (1 packet)
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp ground cardamom, optional (but highly recommended!)
- 3–3 ½ cups (360–420g) all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 ½ Tbsp (31g) granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Lars Own Swedish Pearl Sugar
- Melt butter, then add milk and heat until mixture is lukewarm (110–115°F).
- Put yeast in a large bowl. Add dairy mixture. Stir until all yeast has dissolved.
- Add salt, granulated sugar, cardamom (if using), and most of the flour. Work dough together until elastic.
- Cover bowl tightly with cling film. Place in a warm, dry spot and leave to rise undisturbed for 30–40 minutes.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead using remaining flour (as needed) until a soft dough is formed. Roll dough out to make a 12" by 16" rectangle.
- For the filling, mix cinnamon and granulated sugar. Spread softened butter evenly over the dough. (We found that gently using our fingers works well here.) Sprinkle dough with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Roll up dough lengthwise, pinching seam to seal. Then gently stretch the dough to make a log that’s roughly 24" long.
- Using a serrated knife (or unflavoured dental floss), slice log into 24 equal pieces.
- Place slices on greased baking sheets or in greased muffin tins, then cover lightly with cling film.
- Heat oven to 425°F while dough is proofing for 20 minutes.
- Brush buns with beaten egg. Sprinkle with Lars Own® Swedish Pearl Sugar.
- Bake buns for 10–15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Enjoy with coffee or tea when you fika!