Do you know the best way to turn a chilly, snowy day into a wonderful day?
Bake these Orange Cardamom Buns, of course. The baking spice smell permeates the whole house so after a trip outside to do a school run, go to work, or go for a walk and collect some logs (for those of us in the countryside), you step back into your kitchen and get that spice hit all over again. Absolute bliss.
It gets even better when the Orange Cardamom Buns have finished baking and it’s time to dig in. Freshly baked Orange Cardamom Buns sliced in half, topped with jam, butter or honey and served with your beverage of choice. (Curling up in front of the hot wood-burning stove optional but highly recommended.)
What makes these Orange Cardamom Buns even better is they’re ‘sister-approved’ because they contain a2 Milk™ an easier-to-digest milk that has only the A2 protein and not the A1 protein. My sister’s digestive system goes AWOL when she drinks normal milk, but she has no problems digesting a2 Milk™.
I told you in my last a2 Milk™ recipe (Quinoa Porridge with Berries) that I recently learned about a clinical trial of 600 adults with self-diagnosed lactose intolerance (7 out of 10 were in fact ‘confirmed lactose malabsorbers’).
The study found that ‘consumption of a2 Milk™ containing only A2 beta casein reduced acute gastrointestinal symptoms compared to consuming conventional milk containing A1 and A2 beta casein proteins.’
The science stuff is pretty awesome but I am just sooo happy to see my sister actually drinking and cooking with milk again. We love it too… I think we go through something like 12 litres of it a week.
So let’s make some Orange Cardamom Buns.
How to Make Orange Cardamom Buns Step by Step
Step 1. In a jug, mix butter, milk (a2 Milk™ if you have it) and maple syrup.
Step 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, sugar, cardamom, orange zest and salt.
Step 3. Make a hole in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid.
Step 4. Mix until a dough has formed.
Step 5. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 mins.
Step 6. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size (45 mins – 1hr).
Step 7. Then tip the dough back onto the floured surface, knead it again and then shape it into 16 cardamom buns.
Step 8. Transfer the shaped cardamom buns unto a lined baking tray, cover and let rise for 25 mins.
Step 9. Preheat the oven to fan-assisted 180C / 200C / 400F / Gas 6.
Step 10. Glaze each bun with the egg and bake for 20-22 mins until done.
When your lovely cardamom rolls come out of the oven, slice them and serve. (See my ‘Orange Cardamom Buns – Tips’ section below for serving ideas.)
Orange Cardamom Buns – Tips
- Whilst they taste sooo good served fresh, they still taste lovely when reheated.
- Serve with your beverage of choice. Plain coffee with sugar and splash of a2 Milk™, or luxurious hot chocolate.
- Orange Cardamom Buns can also be served plain. I sometimes skip the toppings and enjoy the wonderful flavour of cardamom rolls on their own. There is nothing plain about the flavours of orange zest and cardamom.
- This is a fun recipe for kids. My kiddoes love helping me make these so much that I tend to have an oversupply whenever I make them… which is only a good thing.
More Cardamom Recipes
If you love cardamom like I do (it’s one of my favourite spices) and would like to try a few more cardamom recipes, here are a few to choose from:
- Almond Cardamom Apple Layer Cake
- Orange and Cardamom Baked Salmon
- Olive Oil, Cardamom and Blood Orange Polenta Cake
(Disclaimer: a2 Milk™ is not suitable for cows’ milk protein allergy. If you have been medically diagnosed with any milk intolerance, seek advice from your doctor before use.)
For more recipes using a2 Milk™, try this Creamy Mushroom Pasta.
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Updated from September 24th 2014.
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Orange Cardamom Buns
- 25 g melted salted butter
- 350 ml lukewarm milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 525 g strong bread flour sifted
- 3 tsp easy bake dried yeast
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 0.75 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 0.75 tsp salt
- 1 egg beaten
- Mix the butter, milk and maple syrup together in a jug.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, yeast, sugar, cardamom, orange zest and salt together.
- Make a hole in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid.
- Mix until a dough has formed.
- Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 mins.
- Place the dough back in the bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size (45 mins - 1hr).
- Then tip the dough back onto the floured surface, knead it again and then shape it into 16 buns.
- Transfer the shaped buns unto a lined baking tray, cover and let rise for 25 mins.
- Preheat the oven to fan assisted 180C / 200C / 400F / Gas 6.
- Glaze each bun with the egg and bake for 20-22 mins until done.