This is a recipe that swedish people learn by heart even before the can walk and if I could I would name it a national treasure.
Some of you guys might know I live in Italy and my Italian friends go bonkers everytime I make them. And if an Italian person says it’s good, then it’s good, It is known! In fact I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like them.
So since they are so very requested I thought I should show you how to make them! It’s really easy but a bit time-consuming so be sure you’re not in a hurry.
Here’s the Ingredients:
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the milk and heat to 37°C (this is very important, not to cold and not to hot).
2. Use a little of the melted buttermilk to dissolve the yeast in a large bowl.
3. Add the rest of the melted butter, salt, sugar, cardamom and the most of the flour.
4. Stir until a dough forms and knead the dough until soft and pliable.
5. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let rise until doubled size (45 minutes).
6. Knead dough thouroughly on a floured surface until pliable and divide into two equal parts.
7. Roll out each section to a rectangle about 25×45 cm in size.
8. Spread each with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
9. Roll loosely from the long side, ending with the seem facing down and cut each roll into 24 buns.
10. Place the buns on some baking sheet and then on the baking tray.
11. Leave them another 20 minutes, brush with a egg and sprinkle over pärlsocker (sugar) or flaked almonds.
12. Bake each baking tray in the oven for 5-8 minutes. That’s it!
And they will look something like this!
Let them cool down under a towel and freeze the ones you’re not going to eat right away.
ps. Do not reheat in the microwave, but rather heat them 5-10 minutes in a oven for that “freshbaked” feeling.
Here’s the ingerdients again!
150 grams butter, melted
5 dl milk
50 grams fresh yeast or equivalent in dry
half teaspoon salt
1dl white sugar
1-2 teaspoons ground cardamom
14-15 dl plain white flour
75 grams butter, softened
5 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Oven temperature: 225°C/400°F, Gas mark 7