I love Swedish baked goods, and I’m utterly obsessed with the idea of Fika. Fika is the Swedish term for a coffee break, but it’s soooooo much more than that. Its the act of relaxing and connecting with others in the afternoon over coffee and snacks. Imagine every day taking an extended coffee break to say “Hey” to your friends or coworkers over delicious baked goods. Dreamlife, right?
Cardamom knots are standard Fika fare, and they are perfect as they are, but I decided they would also be amazing with a lil-Kentucky spin on them. I added bourbon (of course) and some cocoa powder, and the result was totally amazing cardamom buns with a mellow chocolatey kick.
The knots look sophisticated and complicated, but they are actually really easy to make. Once you have rolled out your dough and have added and covered the filling, you cut it into 3/4 inch lines and simply wrap each piece around two of your fingers twice to create a roll then loop the remaining length around the top twice, tucking the end underneath. Bam! You’re done and have some fancy rolls ready for Fika!Print