Cardamom buns are like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a pull apart bread. They’re light, packed with delicious flavor, and a beautiful addition to any coffee table.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time:12 mins
  • rest time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Total Time:  42 mins

Ingredients of Cardamom Buns

For the dough

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon fast acting yeast
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  •  teaspoon salt

For the filling

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 egg for eggwash 
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar

How To Make Cardamom Buns

  • Warm the milk gently and set aside to cool slightly. Once it’s tepid, sprinkle the yeast over the top.
  • Mix together the softened butter, sugar and cardamom. Add the salt to the flour.
  • Mix the butter mixture into the yeast and milk mixture then gradually add the flour. O
  • Put the dough into a clean, lightly-oiled bowl and cover. Set aside in a warm place for around 40 minutes.
  • Mix together the butter, sugar and cardamom for the filling.
  • Roll the dough out into a long. Spread the filling evenly over the top then fold the dough to be three layers thick – first fold one third (short end) over to halfway across the rest of the dough, then fold the other side over the top.
  • The layered piece of dough will be roughly square.
  • Cut the dough into 6 even strips crosswise.
  • Take one piece of dough and twist the two strips together, then tuck one end in between where they join, and loop the other end over and through the middle of the loop you have formed.
  • Put the formed buns on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, cover and set aside to prove for around 30 minutes.
  • Lightly brush each bun with egg-wash, sprinkle over a little sugar then bake for approx 12 mins until golden brown on top.
  • Enjoy.