Cardamom Sticky Buns


These cardamom sticky buns are a delicious breakfast or dessert. Light and fluffy buns with a sweet cardamom syrup is bound to be a family favorite. This recipe makes 12 rolls.




Bread dough

¾ cup milk, heated to 115° (brought to a simmer, then left alone for 10~15 minutes until warm)

1 tsp. active dry yeast

2 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

2 cups flour

1½ tsp. kosher salt



tbsp unsalted butter (the rest of the stick) @ room temp

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp ground cardamom

pinch of kosher salt



Stir together milk, yeast, melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl; let sit until foamy, 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt; add to milk mixture and stir until a dough forms. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, 5–6 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit until nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour.


While you're waiting for the dough to rise, make the cardamom filling. Cream all ingredients together and set aside. Uncover and punch down dough. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and spread filling, roll up, then cut into 12 equal pieces. Transfer to a greased 8″ cast-iron skillet or 8" x 8" baking pan, nestling them side by side; cover loosely with plastic wrap and let sit until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours, depending on how warm your kitchen is. Heat oven to 325°.  Bake until puffed and pale golden brown, 20–22 minutes.

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  • Gwen Parker on

    Looks good.

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