In the video on Homemade Vanilla Extract from my previous post, I mentioned Cardamon Sweet Buns. It was my first time trying this recipe and we LOVED them! So much so that I wanted to share the recipe with you. It is from the Bethel Lutheran Church cookbook in Hudson WI. Recipe by Joyce Johnsen.
1/2 cup butter
2 1/4 cups milk (I used the whey from my homemade yogurt)
2 tsp. dry yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. ground cardamon
5 1/2 cups flour
Melt butter in pan; add milk and heat to 98 degrees. (I wasn’t exact…just until warm but not hot.) Mix in separate bowl the salt, sugar, cardamon, yeast, and about 3/4 of the flour. Add milk and butter; mix well. Add the rest of the flour gradually until dough does not stick to the bowl. (No need to knead!!) Cover bowl; let dough raise to double in bulk, in a warm and draft free place. (About an hour for me.) Form into buns. (I got 24.) Put on a greased cookie sheet. Cover and let raise again to double in size. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Brush with melted butter after baking if you want.
In other baking news, I totally made a flop of a cake yesterday. Tony was so excited about it and even made the frosting himself while the cake baked. He was very disappointed. I think the problem was that I used whey from my homemade yogurt instead of milk. Not sure why since everything else I have baked with whey has turned out perfectly. After one bite, Tony declared the cake inedible and pushed it away.
I’m still eating it. Go figure. It’s gone. ah-hem…