Winter is ideal time for baking. Here is a favourite recipe of one of my Woman As Shaman Initiates for dinner rolls.

2 1/2 cups milk (I like to use nut milk)
1 1/2 cups melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. freshly ground cardamom (from about 25 cardamom pods)
2 pkg. dry active yeast (4 1/2 tsp.)
8-9 cups all purpose or bread flour
Heat milk to a light boil. Stir in melted butter, sugar, salt, and ground cardamom. Let mixture cool until it reaches the same temperature as your body. Add yeast into the mixture.
Into a separate bowl add flour. Then add the milk mixture into the flour. Knead until dough is firm and pulls away from the side of your mixing bowl.
Cover the dough in the mixing bowl with a clean towel and let rise until doubled, about an hour. Punch down the dough, then remove from bowl. On a floured counter, knead dough lightly until smooth and shiny.
Divide dough into two halves and use to make braided loaves or cardamom buns.
Yield: Enough dough for about 40 cardamom rolls or two braided loaves.

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