Swedish Cardamom Rolls Recipe

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Servings: 12


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  • For dough
  • 1 1/4 c. hot water (105F.)
  • 3/4 stk unsalted butter (6 Tbsp.)
  • melted and
  • cooled slightly
  • 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 pkt active dry yeast (5 Tbsp. total)
  • 3 lrg Large eggs beaten lightly
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c. powdered nonfat dry lowfat milk
  • 5 c. all-purpose flour (5 to 6)
  • 1/2 stk unsalted butter (1/4 c.) softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. grnd cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. cardamom seeds grnd *
  • egg wash: beat
  • 1 lrg egg with
  • 2 Tbsp. water


  1. * Grind in a mortar with a pestle, or possibly in an electric spice/coffee grinder
  2. Make dough:In a large bowl combine water, butter, and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over mix and let stand 5 min, or possibly till foamy. Stir in Large eggs, salt and dry lowfat milk till combined. With a wooden spoon stir in 5 sups flour, 1 c. at a time, and stir mix till a dough is formed.
  3. On a floured surface, knead dough about 10 min, adding sufficient of the remaining 1 c. flour to make dough smooth and elastic. Put dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning to coat, and let rise, covered with plastic wrap, in a hot place till doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down dough and on floured surface with a floured rolling pin roll into a 15- by 20-inch rectangle. Spread butter over dough and sprinkle with granulated sugar, cinnamon and cardamom.
  5. With a long side facing you, roll up dough jelly-roll fashion and cut crosswise into approximately 1 1/2-inch-thick slices with a cut side down. Working with 1 slice at a time gently twist opposite ends of slice around twice to create a figure eight. Crimp ends together. Arrange rolls, a swirled side up, on a buttered baking sheet about 2 inches apart and let rise in a hot place till increased 1 1/2 times in bulk, about 1 hour.
  6. While rolls are rising, preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Brush tops of rolls with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake rolls in middle of oven till tops are pale golden brown, about 25 min.
  8. Makes about 15 rolls.
  9. You Asked For It; The Jenny Lind Cafe, Stockholm WI


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 128g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 370  
Calories from Fat 104 28%
Total Fat 11.87g 15%
Saturated Fat 6.67g 27%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbs 57.73g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 15.66g 10%
Protein 8.7g 14%
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