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Blood Orange earl grey cardamom bun

Leslie McMaster TeaChef Level 3

Soft and flavorful sweet roll

3 h 12


  • 250ml warm blood Orange tea
  • 2T yeast
  • 3 1\2c flour
  • 1\2c sugar
  • 1t salt
  • 1T loose leaf earl grey tea
  • 3 eggs
  • 4T butter
  • Zest of 2 blood oranges
  • 1c sugar
  • 2t cardamom
  • 1t blood Orange tea
  • 1t earl grey tea
  • 1 1\2c powdered sugar
  • 2-4T blood Orange juice/tea


Dissolve yeast and sugar in tea, beat in 1c of the flour, sit 20min. Beat in the rest of the flour, eggs,salt,and earl grey. Cover and rise 1 hour or until doubled.

Mix the zest, sugar, teas(grind together), and cardamom together in a bowl, set aside.

Roll the dough into a 8x18 rectangle, spread with the butter and sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Fold width wise like a letter and cut into 1inch strips. Twist each strip and place in a greased cast iron skillet, coil the strips starting from the middle and work your way out. Cover and rise 1hour. Preheat oven to 350 and bake 30-45 minutes. Cool slightly and mix the powdered sugar and juice together to make the frosting, drizzle over the top and enjoy!

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