Scandinavia is Cardamom Countries
In Finland, when you go to a bakery, you will find fried donuts, danishes, and many other pastries. And almost always, they are flavored with cardamom.
All Finnish Loves Cardamon?
However, not all Finnish people like cardamom.
My personal top three “THIS IS FINLAND” things are sauna, coffee, and cardamom. But there are a certain number of people who say they don’t really like any of them.
When I was teaching a class at a Finnish high school, I told the class that I didn’t like saunas. Most of the 30 or so students in the class were surprised that I didn’t like sauna. But one student said, “I DON’T like saunas either! Not all Finnish people like saunas! “.
Considering the quiet and gentle and quiet nature of Finnish people, it must have been something inside her to be so insistent.
Anyway, as with saunas, not everyone likes cardamom. And for bread, you can decide whether you use cardamom or not. Both become Finnish bakery.
Finnish Sweet Bun, Pastry Dough: Up to the First Fermentation
- wheat flour (*1) 300 g
- milk 200 g
- brown sugar 40 g
- butter 40 g
- fresh yeast (or 8g dry yeast、*2) 15 g
- coarsely ground cardamon (if you want) 1 tsp
- If using fresh yeast, warm the milk to the body temperature and mix it with the yeast (*3, *4).
- Put all the ingredients into a bowl and knead immediately with a stand mixer or a home bakery (*5).
- Stop kneading when the dough surface becomes smooth (*6).
- Roll the dough into a ball and cover lightly with a wet cloth or plastic wrap.
- Allow the first fermentation to take place at room temperature or in the oven's fermentation function.
- 30 minutes to 1 hour, when the dough has doubled in size, the first fermentation is complete.
- Refer to the recipe for each bread after this step.Finnish Long Fluffy Cinnamon Roll, KORVAPUUSTIPITKOFinnish cinnamon rolls are divided into two types by texture. This is KORVAPUUSTIPITKO, a fluffy cinnamon roll with second fermentation.Finnish Traditional Cinnamon Roll, KORVAPUUSTIFinnish cinnamon rolls are divided into two types by texture. This is KORVAPUUSTI, a traditional cinnamon roll without second fermentation.VOISILMÄPULLA, Finnish Sweet Bun Arranged with Citrus FlavorVoisilmäpulla, butter eye bun, is popular in Finland. I added lemon, orange, and lime to give this butter and sugar rich bun a fresh twist.