Norwegian Cardamom Bøller Recipe

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Categories: Bread, Low-Sodium Recipes, Scandinavian

Submitted By: Rebecca from Evanston.

Norwegian Cardamom Bøller Notes

My father makes these every year at Christmas, but they are good all year round. The cardamom smell is intoxicating and they make a fantastic dinner roll.

  • 1/3 Pound unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 Cups milk
  • 2/3 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 Tablespoons (2 packets) dry yeast
  • 5 1/2 Cups flour
Serves / Yields

a bunch

Preparation Instructions

Melt butter in milk and heat to 98º. Mix sugar, salt, cardamom and yeast with half of the flour. Mix the butter/milk with the dry ingredients. Allow to rise for 45 minutes. Add the rest of the flour to make a sticky dough. DO NOT KNEAD. Let it rise again, then form into small buns. Brush with an egg wash. Bake at 357º for fifteen minutes.

Quick Shopping List

Green Cardamom, Whole Fancy Pods, Inner Seeds or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.

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Lee T. Said:

I am a neophyte baker and I have a few questions concerning the recipe:
Yields: a bunch? Qty could be more precise especially if formed small bun size was specific i.e. 1/4 cup or ? preparation instructions- 1)heat mild/butter to 98 degrees - sounds too precise? 2) two risings before forming into small buns- what size? do the formed buns rise again? 3) bake at 357 degrees? should it be 350 or 375? or is it a conversion from celsius?

I will try the recipe and post my results.


Make it Again? Lee T. would make this recipe again.