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Cardamom rolls - Bread baking day # 8

Posted on 2008.03.30 at 17:38
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Weekend, and finally a quiet weekend at home. Time to make some fun bread. I eat every day home made bread for lunch, whole grain wheat bread cut in slices - nothing special but oh so nice. In the weekends I enjoy making different kinds of bread, but one obviously needs to be at home to do so.

Wild yeast is hosting Bread making day # 8 and I am happy to participate. The theme is any seasonal holiday or event we would like to honour with a special bread.

BreadBakingDay #8 - celebration breads

I had planned to make an Easter bread as last weekend was Easter. But three days before Easter my husband asked me if I would like to go to Monaco with him. What a question. I had never been there before and wouldn't mind participating in the charity event organized by Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The charity event included a concert and gala diner to raise money for HIV/AIDS projects she organizes with the NGO she established in 2003. And yes I did meet her and had my picture taken.

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Making an Easter bread after Easter did not really make sense, so what holiday bread could I bake. I really felt like eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and as I had already made them several times it wouldn't be special. What if ... I omit the cinnamon and use cardamom instead. Yes I know it is not very original, as many bloggers have done so before me. And to what would I dedicate my rolls. To spring. Not every culture celebrates the coming of spring - and I don't really either but after all the snow we had on Easter Monday (upon return) I was so happy this weekend with the sun being out and my hyacinths in full bloom.

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The recipe is adapted from "All American food" written by David Rosengarten, and is originally for cinnamon rolls. But I just replaced the cinnamon and sprinkled cardamom over the sugar and melted butter.

I used half the recipe and therefore adjusted slightly. Also as I do not have vegetable shortening I used vegetable oil and added some more flour.

Ingredients:

Dough:
1 package of dry yeast
3/8 cup warm water
3/8 cup sugar
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup of melted butter plus 3 spoons of melted butter
1 egg
3/4 cup of milk
3.5 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:
1/2 cup brown sugar (or half brown and half granulated sugar)
cardamom (one tablespoon of to taste)

I made the dough using my bread baking machine. I added all the ingredients in the machine and used the dough making programme which takes 1.5 hour mixing and rising.

When done: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F or 180 C. Remove the dough from the pan, roll it out an the counter sprinkle with flour in a rectangle. Brush it with the 3 melted tablespoons of butter, sprinkle the sugar and the cardamom over the rolled out dough. Roll the dough up into a roll and slice it in to rounds. Arrange them on a buttered pan. Bake the rolls in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and puffed up. The original recipe calls for 20 minutes baking time but I added 10 minutes. The glaze as was called for in the original recipe I omitted as I didn't think it was necessary. The verdict: delicious.

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Comments:


(Anonymous) at 2008-03-30 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
If I had the chance to go to Monaco and meet Princess Stephanie I'd probably put my bread-baking plans on hold too. I'm glad you made the cardamom rolls to celebrate spring. I love cardamom in "cinnamon" rolls too. Thanks for sending these to BreadBakingDay!
Susan
Wild Yeast (http://www.wildyeastblog.com)
saralynn-toobusytothink.blogspot.com at 2008-04-02 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
These rolls look amazing!
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