Semlor are delicious almond and whipped cream buns, officially as a Shrove Tuesday treat, but generally eaten in January and February. Every cake shop and supermarket (and petrol station) has them on sale.
This simple, cardamom-spiced yeasted dough serves as the basis for many Scandinavian coffee breads, rolls, and buns.
Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- 600ml milk
- 375g melted butter
- 200g sugar
- 7g salt
- 15g freshly ground cardamom (from about 25 cardamom pods)
- 12g dry active yeast (2 packets)
- 1000g all purpose or bread flour
Converted to the metric from the original.
Particularly useful as a base for Kanelbullar.