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Make your own delicious bread rolls at home with this recipe for Swedish Bread Rolls. The crust is crunchy and delicious, made possible by baking the rolls with steam. Lightly sweetened and spiced with cardamom, these rolls are the perfect addition to breakfast or brunch. A yeasted dough, you will need to start a pre-ferment before making the rest of the dough in addition to letting the dough rise at the various stages of the preparation process.


  • 350 grams bread flour
  • 10 grams sugar
  • 260 grams whole milk
  • 15 grams fresh yeast
  • 230 grams bread flour
  • 1 egg
  • 10 grams salt
  • 5 grams ground cardamom
  • 70 grams sugar
  • 120 grams butter (softened)


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, milk, and yeast. Stir well.
  2. Cover and let it rest to double its size.
  3. Mix the pre-ferment, flour, egg, salt, cardamom, and sugar.
  4. Knead by hand, the dough may be difficult to knead at first.
  5. Let it rest for 10 minutes and add the butter in parts to thoroughly mix in.
  6. Continue to knead until the dough is soft and elastic. Shape into a ball.
  7. Place in a greased bowl and let it rest.
  8. Divide into 40 to 50 gram pieces and shape into rolls.
  9. Place on a baking sheet leaving sufficient space between them.
  10. Preheat the oven to 230 degrees Celsius.
  11. Cover the rolls with a wet rag or plastic and let them rise.
  12. Once they have risen somewhat, place in the oven. Spray the inside of the oven with water.
  13. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
  14. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  15. To toast, open with a fork (to achieve an uneven surface) and place in the oven at 130 to 140 C.
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NutritionView more



Calories160Calories from Fat50
Total Fat6g9%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat50
Total Carbohydrate24g8%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Jen L. 28 May 2015
The crust on the rolls is crunchy and delicious. The key to a crust like that on bread is steam. I use a squirt bottle to water down the sides and floor of my oven to create steam since I do not own an oven with the ability to create steam on its own like many professional kitchens. If you have an old brownie pan, you can drill a few small holes through the bottom and place it on a shelf below the bread. Fill the pan with water. Some of the water will evaporate from inside the pan and the rest will evaporate from the bottom of the oven after dripping out. I urge caution when attempting to create steam in your oven, however. I have heard of home cooks ruining their ovens since the ovens are not made to create steam.