You might think that I can present you a few traditional recipes from Latvia after living several months there. Well, better don’t look for that on my blog. But I wanted to do a bit better with traditional Norwegian dishes, so I was looking for a recipe to veganize. Not that easy. You have to imagine: The cooking books often have the categories fish, meat and desserts. Vegetable dishes? Nope ;) And vegan alternatives like vegan margarine, tofu and stuff like that are not that easy to find in Norway, but I found something: I ended up with a recipe for cardamom buns (Cardamom boller). You can find cardamom in many dishes here anyway… which is not that bad as I like cardamom :)

Ingredients for 10 – 15 small buns:
1 package of yeast
300 ml plantbased milk (e.g. rice milk, soy milk, …)
20 ml oil (e.g. sunflour oil)
500 g wheat flour
1 tsp. cardamom
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. soy flour
a pinch of salt
Optional: coarse sugar to sprinkle

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and knead it for several minutes. Then cover the dough and let it rise for around an hour at a warm place until you form small buns out of the dough. If you like, you can also sprinkle the buns with coarse sugar or press one side into a bowl filled with coarse sugar. Then let it rise for 15 more minutes. Finally it comes to baking: Put them into your oven for around 20 – 25 minutes.

They taste fantastic if they’re still warm and with some jam. For example I ate them with blueberry-cinnamon-jam…. yummy! The buns are not supersweet though, so you can also eat them with salty things :)

Cardamom buns (Norwegian)