4 oz../120 g butter
4 teaspoons active dry yeast (or 50 grams cake/fresh yeast)
1½ cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. ground cardamom
650 gram all-purpose flour (5 cups or 1 lb 7 oz)
4 tbsp. milk – for brushing
To make, melt butter and set aside to cool. 1½ Warm milk in microwave to 100-110 degrees F, add dry yeast to milk and let sit for 10 minutes. Combine butter and milk/yeast mixture. Add egg, salt, sugar and cardamom. Add flour in small increments until dough starts to come together (Note: you may not need all the flour). Place dough on a lightly floured surface and give it a quick needing to ensure it is homogeneous. Place dough in a large bowl, cover with a dry and clean tea towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes. Line a roasting pan with parchment paper and set aside.
To form, place dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 16 equal portions, by first dividing the dough into half and then into halves again and so on. Shape dough pieces into balls by folding the edges under and into the center until they are round. The small opening at the bottom is placed down on the roasting pan. It is important that the ball of dough are placed close together. . Cover the roasting pan with tea towel and let them rise for 30 minutes. As they rise, they will start to grow together, this is what you want. Preheat oven to 200 ° C (390° F).
To bake, brush rolls with a little milk and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool. To serve spicy bunsr, cut in half and toast them. Top with butter or jam. They can also be eaten with, cheese, cold cuts etc. !