The two best things


What are one of the two best things in the world? Exactly, Swedish cardamom buns (kardemummabullar) and raspberries (hallon). So typical that I like the most expensive berries most. (Raspberries are very expensive in Germany.) Luckily for me, I am friends with the superb food blooger Delphine who runs Del’s Cooking Twist. On her blog, she does not only provide readers with new recipes all the time (I wish I was that creative. I have been cooking the same twelve meals for three years.), she even gives her tips on the best eateries in Stockholm. Or Paris, New York, Lisbon – you get the idea. (It is okay to travel somewhere else than Stockholm once in a while in case you wondered.)

Delphine has made it into several magazines and has an amazing number of followers so I am honored to be allowed to share one of her fabulous recipes with you. And of course, it includes the two best things: cardamom and raspberries.


Do you want to go for a real Swedish fika Friday? I suggest you bake these “fruity, deliciously cardamom-parfumed” buns then:

Ingredients (serves 20):
For the dough:
7 cups flour
50g fresh yeast
½ cup butter
¼ cup milk
½ tsp salt
½ cup sugar
2 tsp ground cardamom
For the filling:
400g raspberries
½ cup butter, at room temperature
Zests of one lemon
1 cup sugar
½ tsp cardamom seeds
4 tbsp raspberry jam
To decorate:
1 egg
Pearl sugar

For a detailed tutorial to walk you through each of the steps of the preparation, click here.  Happy Baking!


One thought on “The two best things

  1. Thank you so much for your sweet words about my recipe, Helen. It was a pleasure to guest posting here! I didn’t have time to read the article earlier but I’m glad to see it today anyway 😀 Now I’m craving for a fika… again!


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