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Swedish Cardamom Rolls


1 1/4 cup butter
4 cups milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water with 3 packages dry yeast, dissolved
1 1/3 cup sugar
13 cups flour
3 teaspoons cardamom
extra butter, softened
cinnamon and sugar
1 egg
coarse sugar

Heat milk until skin forms. Add butter, sugar, and salt. Let mixture cool. Add 3 eggs and water, stir. Stir in flour and cardamom, knead until smooth and elastic. Cover with cloth and put in a warm place until double in size. Punch down, let rest for 8 to 10 minutes. Then roll dough to 12x14 inch in size, spread dough with softened butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Fold dough in half lengthwise (to 6x14"), with the cinnamon in the center. Cut into 1/2" strips, twist dough (it will look like a rope). Then roll up into a circle while twisting; tucking ends underneath and sealing edges. Put on a greased cookie sheet and let rise before baking. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat one egg and brush on top of rolls with a pastry brush. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Recipe can be halved. Freezes well.

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Reviews of Swedish Cardamom Rolls:

1-5 of 5 reviews  

  Jodi in Minnesota  Jan 26, 2010
Would make this again.
I made these rolls for my husband's Swedish family Christmas and they received rave reviews... everyone loved them. They have the perfect amount of cardamom - absolutely amazing taste.
I used half of the dough to make the rolls and froze the other half for later.
Instead of using the remaining dough to make more of these rolls, I used it to make cinnamon rolls and they were incredible... my family loved them. This is such a great dough that I can imagine it would be great for a variety of sweet bread recipes!
5 stars

  A cookie baker in living in Sweden soon  Jul 19, 2007
Would make this again.
These things are the real meal deal. I always stick them in individual muffin cups prior to letting them rise... that way they are just like the ones that they make in the little shops in Sweden 5 stars

  Rachel in Colorado  Jan 19, 2004
Would make this again.
It was so delish, I loved it. I am making it for a project in a few days -- can't wait. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Canyon Texas  Dec 11, 2002
Would make this again.
We prepared this for a school project. It was delicious! 5 stars

  Lenora B. in Minot, ND  Dec 10, 2002
Would make this again.
I was so anxious to try these, as I had long ago memories of them. I'm of 100% Swedish heritage, and I want to keep my heritage for my 4 sons.
I made these today. I wrote a friend about these rolls and said they are to die for. I followed the recipe, but rolled them out to the size of my pastry cloth(17x22). I used 2/3c sugar and 1 Tblsp. cinnamon, stirred up and spread on the buttered dough. I got 38 nice big size rolls. I baked them 20 min. instead of 15min. Next time, I'll make them a little smaller so I get 48 rolls.
5 stars

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