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Cardamom Knots with Bourbon and Chocolate

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  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15-18 1x



For the buns:

  1. 21 grams of active dry yeast (3 packets)
  2. 2 cups of lukewarm milk (105 degrees is ideal) 
  3. 1 egg 
  4. 7 cups of bread flour 
  5. 1/2 cup sugar 
  6. 2 tsp ground cardamom
  7. 1/2 tsp salt 
  8. 2/3 cup soft butter

For the filling:

  1. 7/8 cup (200g) soft butter
  2. 1 1/4 sugar 
  3. 2 tsp ground cardamom
  4. 3 tsp bourbon
  5. 4 tsp cocoa powder 
  6. 1 egg beaten for wash 


For the buns:

  1. In a bowl attached to a stand mixer with the hook attachment, pour the yeast into the warm milk and let it dissolve for about 5 minutes. Stir to fully incorporate the yeast. 
  2. Add the egg, flour, sugar, cardamom, and salt and mix until a dough forms around the hook. Add the butter and let is mix into the dough. Remove form the bowl and knead well on a well-floured surface. Put the dough in a blow and cover with a dish towel and let rise until it's doubled in size (1-2 hours).

For the filling: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the egg in a mixing bowl attached to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and mix until combined.  

For the assembly:

  1. Split the dough in half and put on a well-floured surface. Roll out into a 12 x 16-inch rectangle, spread the filling mixture over the half of the dough lengthwise. Fold the plain dough over the filled dough, then cut lengthwise in 3/4 inch lines. 
  2. 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.
  3. Set the knots on a baking sheet covered in parchment and let rest for 30 minutes. They will grow quite a bit resting and in the oven, so leave enough space between each knot. Once risen, brush the beaten egg over the buns. 
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.