May 04, 2012

Lønnestræde´s hveder (wheat bun with cardamon)

Today Friday it is the Danish holiday called Store Bededag, translated literally as Great Prayer Day or more loosely as General Prayer Day, which is celebrated on the 4th Friday after Easter. One of the Danish Kings decided to collect a selection of small Christian holy days into one big day called Store Bededay, so the Danes would have more working days.

And with the on-going talk in Denmark about cancelling Store Bededag in order to get more working time, it could be last time, where Store Bededag will be celebrated on a Friday !!!! So I will really enjoy my home-made "varme hveder".

After my success last year with baking my own "hveder", I decided to do it again this year, however making my own "translation" of these wheat bun with cardamon.

This "creation" of mine turned out pretty good both un-roasted as well as roasted :-)

Lønnestræde´s hveder: - 12 buns
  • 650 g wheat flour
  • 40-50 g yeast
  • 1 teaspoon grounded cardamon
  • 1 tablespoon home-made vanilla sugar
  • 30 g sugar
  • 50 g butter
  • 400 g milk
  • 1 egg

  1. Cut the butter into small pieces.
  2. Weigh the flour, cardamon, salt, vanilla sugar, sugar into the mixing bowl. 
  3. Add butter pieces, grated them into the flour mix.
  4. Add the milk and egg into flour mix.
  5. Knead the dough. Here I am also using my interpretation of the Richard Bertinet method. I knead on time - 10 minutes.
  6. Raise the dough warm for 1½-2 hours.
  7. De-gas the dough.
  8. Rework the dough - scale each wheat bun to weigh around 80 g - so you get an even baking time for each bun.
  9. Place each bun in a roasting pan covered with baking paper - let the buns raise for another ½-1 hour until they "grow" together.
  10. Bake the wheat bun at 200'C for 20 minutes, please be aware of, the wheat bun in middle could use more baking time.
  11. Cut the wheat bun into 2 pieces - lets those roast at 200'C for 6-8 minutes
  12. Served hot or cold together with butter - plenty of butter, cheese and some fantastic home-made jam.


  1. Uhmm, de ser vel nok lækre ud :-) Vi har også nydt dem jeg bagte i går. Vi blev enige om at jeg godt kan bage dem mere end 1 gang om året, for de er jo skønne.......

    Mange hilsner

    1. Hej Birthe !

      Ja, hjemmebagte hveder er en stor nydelse. Og jeg kan godt lide dit forslag om, at bage mere end gang om dagen.

      Mange hilsner Kirsten


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