Sourdough Cardamom Buns With Blueberry Filling

"Another Sunday, another bake. Sourdough cardamom buns with blueberry filling (a.ka. kardemummabullar). Happy Sunday"
-- @khabakom
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Prep time 50mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 12-15

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For the Dough


  • 3.3 oz sourdough starter (fed)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground green cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

  • 1/4 cup muscovado sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour

For the Filling


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup muscavado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon blue poppy seeds (optional)

For the Egg Wash


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of vanilla extract


  • Step 1

    our milk into a small pot and warm over low-medium heat until the milk is mildly warm (about 68℉ - 77℉). Add cardamom, sourdough starter, and yeast (if using). Stir contents and set aside for 10 min.

  • Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk butter for appr. 1 minute. Gradually add sugar to the bowl whilst whisking at low speed. Pour milk/starter mixture into the bowl and gently combine with your spatula or wooden spoon. Add flour and salt to the mix and combine until flour is fully incorporated.

  • Step 3

    If using a Kitchen Aid mixer, work the dough for about 7 minutes until it looks very smooth and doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl. If using your hand, work the dough for about 10-15 min until it feels quite smooth. Knead dough on a clean surface and shape into a round ball.

  • Step 4

    Return shaped dough into large bowl. Cover the bowl with a plastic film or clean kitchen cloth, and refrigerate for overnight.

  • Step 5

    Prepare your filling by whisking all ingredients (except poppy seeds) in a small bowl until the texture is light and fluffy.

  • Step 6

    When ready to bake, set your oven to 435℉. Remove dough from the fridge and pour out onto a clean floured surface. Divide dough into two equal halves. Roll out each half into large equally-sized rectangular sheets. On one half only, spread your filling evenly across the rolled out dough. Sprinkle poppy seeds (if using) over the spread-out filling. Carefully, place the other half of the dough on top of the filling pasted dough. Sort of like creating a sandwich with the filling in the middle.

  • Step 7

    Shape your buns as you please. There are several links online, as well as youtube videos demonstrating the various ways you can shape your buns.

  • Step 8

    Place buns on a lined baking sheet. Whisk your egg wash ingredients together and brush each bun on all sides.

  • Step 9

    Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes - until golden brown.