Monday 29 September 2014

Raspberry and Cardamon Buns

I got the inspiration for these delightful little cardamon buns while watching a Jamie Oliver show. My honey straight away said that I should make something like his recipe for blueberry buns so that's exactly what a did.

The result was amazing.

I believe that Cardamon Sweet Rolls are a traditional Swedish recipe - I guess these raspberry cardamon rolls are a variation on this traditional Swedish recipe.

These buns were insanely fun to make (and messy!). I hope you will all have as much fun making them as I did!

This recipe is included in the third and final installment of the #gradstudentblogger series. The theme for this week is "The Procrastibaking Student Blogger." I cannot even begin to tell you how well I fall into this category.

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Crispy Gnocchi with Pork Tenderloin and Fava Beans via Bacon Egg Cheese(cake)
Brownie Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches via Daisy and the Fox
Healthy Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars via Wallflour Girl
PB Swirled Chocolate Ice Cream via Go Bake Yourself
Pink Moscato Panna Cotta with Pistachios via Blahnik Baker
Raspberry and Cardamon Brioche Buns via PicnicNZ

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Raspberry and Cardamon Buns

Makes 8


1 1/2 tsp dried active yeast
375 mL warm milk
1 tsp ground cardamon
2 eggs
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 Cup caster (superfine) sugar
50 g (1.8 oz) butter, melted
3 1/2 Cups + 1 1/2 cups plain flour


2 Cups raspberries (fresh, frozen, and drained canned)
1/4 Cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 orange - zest and juice

For the baking tray:

15 g (0.5 oz) butter, cut into chunks
75 g (2.6 oz) brown sugar

1. Gently stir the yeast into the warm milk in a bowl and set aside to allow the yeast to activate.

2. Beat the eggs, cardamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add the sugar and melted butter.

3. Add the 3 1/2 Cups of flour along with the yeast mixture. Whisk until you get a glue-like consistency. Add the remaining flour and mix into a dough.

4. Use floured hands to bring to mixture together. Leave the dough in a bowl covered with clingfilm for about 1 hour, to prove.

5. Mix the raspberries, sugar, vanilla, and about 1 Tbsp of orange juice in a bowl.  Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread the chunks of butter and brown sugar evenly across the surface.

6. Lightly flour a clean bench-top. Gently stretch and pull the dough to the size of an A4 piece of paper. Pour the berry mixture on top and spread around evenly. 

7. Pull the sides of the dough up into the middle like an envelope. Keep turning and pushing the dough tighter.

8. Cut the dough into 8 equal sized portions. Pull and stretch each portion out into a thin long sausage. Twist each long sausage around on itself to create a scroll/knot. 

9. Arrange the knots on a tray, leaving enough room between each one to allow a bit of spreading. Sprinkle the orange zest over the top.

10. Leave to prove again for another 20 minutes. During this waiting period, preheat the oven to 180C (350F).

11. Bake the buns for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crispy. Serve warm with custard, whipped cream, or ice cream. 


  1. Wow, your recipe looks beautiful, Nicole! I baked some raspberry & cardamom buns a year ago and it was so much fun. You did such a good job, your buns look very tasty! Have a look at my recipe as well if you want:

    1. Thank you very much, Del :) Your recipe looks wonderful. I can't wait to make it to Sweden one day to try the "real deal"

  2. Whaaaa--love this, Nicole! Especially that burst of color--I know it's getting to be "autumn" around here (purportedly), but I always need a lot of fruity desserts in my life to be happy. Great share!

  3. Awesome blog post! Loved the starving collage student recipes!

    1. Thanks, Heidy :) It's a great collection of recipes, right? Lots a variation :)

  4. Your Raspberry and Caramon Brioche Buns look so delicious, Nicole! We've got some lovely raspberries here in the UK this autumn so I hope to try the recipe soon. And I liked the starving student recipes too :-)

    1. Thank you, April :) I hope you will enjoy the recipe :) I am definitely looking forward to raspberries coming into season here!

  5. BRIOCHE BUNS!!!! has been on my to-make list forever! This is such a clever combo!!

    1. Thank you, Shelly :) I hope you will enjoy these!

  6. I love raspberries and 'sweet treats' whether for breakfast or desserts. This is a terrific recipe I can't wait to try it. I also love the starving students group, on my way to visit them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. These are beautiful! And, I bet they are super yummy! I love cardamon, such a great spice that I don't think I use often enough. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. Wow! This could not be any more delicious, it looks perfect for procrastibaking :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Delicious and beautiful Bricohe buns Nicole, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  10. What a droolicious recipe! I love how the raspberries add color to these sweet buns.