Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cardamom buns!

If I had to chose a flavor, I might be very confused between cinnamon and cardamom! I loveeeeeeeee both and can't get enough of them :) - Both are versatile and can be used in sweet bakery items and can simply enhance an Indian gravy. I love cinnamon in my coffee and always drink my milk with cardamom pods in them. This time, instead of using the usual cinnamon, I tried my hand with cardamom and boy, the buns were awesome. Before I start off again with my ramblings on cardamom and cinnamon, here is my recipe for cardamom buns! Enjoy-



Ingredients-

500 gms all purpose flour
50 gms sugar
pinch of salt
30 gms butter (melted)
12 gms dry yeast
2 tsp cardamom powder
1 egg yolk
250 ml warm milk
1/2 cup raisins

Preparation- 

Activate the yeast by mixing it in a small cup of warm water and a tsp of sugar. Set it aside for five minutes. In a separate bowl, mix flour with salt, sugar, raisins and cardamom powder. Start mixing the flour with the help of yeast mixture. Slowly, blend in the egg yolk, melted butter and warm milk. Knead the flour with your hands for five minutes till it gets a good texture. Place the dough in a separate bowl and cover it with a damp tea towel. Allow the dough to raise for an hour.



Once the dough has risen, knead it for a couple of minutes on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into medium sized balls. Take one dough ball and roll it into a strip. Tie the strip into a knot. Work in a similar fashion on the rest of the dough. Line a greaseproof paper on a baking tray and place your buns on the tray. Cover the tray with a damp cloth and allow the buns to raise a bit for 10-15 minutes. Coat each bun with a bit of butter and pop them in a preheated oven for baking (@ 200 degree celsius). Bake the buns till golden brown. Enjoy!!!




22 comments:

  1. Very lovely combinations. I too like cardamom flavour.Nice to see.

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  2. Buns looks so cute and lovely !!! Delicious combination and yummy !!

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  3. first time to ur blog n amaze to c ur recipe collections...glad to follow u ...buns looks soo cute and delicious!!

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  4. These are perfect for breakfast! Raisins add a lot to their flavor.

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  5. Good idea substituting the cardamon for the cinnamon. Love the shape of the buns, they're so cute.

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  6. Pretty looking buns, love the cardamom flavour in buns..

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  7. I love cardamom in baked goods, especially breads! These would be wonderful with Sunday brunch! The raisins are a nice addition :)!

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  8. awesome and perfectly baked cardomom buns.

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  9. flavourful with cardamom delicious looking buns

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  10. wow, i love cardamom too..damn they're so expensive! one word abt the pods...i don know abt the abroad ones but the ones cultivated here are applied a lot of medicine on the pods as they grow tht one cardamom cultivator warned us to stop using the pods in tea...apparently they absorb the max poison which will be discharged into your tea...

    thank you for this wonderful recipe1

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  11. They look beautiful and the cardamom sounds like a great addition!

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  12. OH my!! I wish I could go to your house for dinner!!

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  13. They look so beautiful and very cute Suchi. thanks a ton for showing how to twist it.

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  14. looks so cute and good description n step by pics makes the jpob easy

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  15. Flavorful and delicious buns.

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  16. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices! These buns look great :)

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  17. Wow so flavorful and perfectly baked buns..

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  18. looks beautiful and delicious...lovely pics!

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  19. First time to ur blog n your blog is lovely.Delicious buns :)

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  20. I'm with you on being torn between cinnamon and cardamom. I love them both as well. This looks and sounds lovely, a change from the usual cinnamon loaves. I shall definitely try this out very soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Love this! My mother used to make a cardamom braid I adored. Good memories. :)

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