Recipes and Cooking Sourdough Cardamom Rolls with Honey Cream Cheese Icing These tender rolls are essentially sourdough discard cinnamon rolls with a dose of cardamom. The homemade honey cream cheese icing makes them undeniably irresistible. By Lauren McAnelly Lauren McAnelly Website Lauren McAnelly is a food stylist and culinary expert with over 15 years of experience in cooking and baking. Her roles have included working in restaurants, bakeries, culinary schools, test kitchens, and photo studios, producing new and creative content for a multitude of platforms including print, video, and digital media. Lauren obtained her B.S. in communicative arts from Wisconsin Lutheran College. This degree blended science, marketing, communication, and arts classes. She then completed her Culinary Arts Degree in Savory, Pastry and Wine Education from Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. This program included intensive, hands-on instruction of traditional French and Italian cooking and baking. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 21, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kelsey Hansen Hands On Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Rise Time: 3 hrs 35 mins Stand Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 7 hrs 40 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 rolls Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup active sourdough starter (250g) ¾ cup milk (100°F) ⅓ cup sugar 2 eggs, room temperature 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (4 oz) 1 recipe Caramel Topping (below, optional) 1 recipe Honey Cream Cheese Icing (below) ⅔ cup packed brown sugar ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a large mixing bowl with paddle attachment combine sourdough starter, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add flours; mix until combined. Cover and rest 20 minutes. Add salt; knead with dough hook attachment on medium-low 5 minutes. With mixer running, slowly add the 1/2 cup butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. After butter is mixed in, place dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and set in a warm place 2 hours (bulk fermentation). During this time, stretch and fold the dough at 30 minute intervals. At the end of bulk fermentation, cover and refrigerate dough at least 2 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, for filling, in a small bowl combine brown sugar; 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened; cinnamon; cardamom; and nutmeg until a smooth paste forms. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll out into a 20x14-inch rectangle. Spread filling over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border along one long side. Roll up rectangle, starting with the filled long side; pinch dough to seal seam. Slice into 12 equal pieces. Arrange in prepared baking pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size (about 2 hours). Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. If using, prepare Caramel Topping during the last 5 minutes of baking. Pour evenly over hot baked rolls. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread icing over warm rolls. Caramel Topping In a small saucepan combine 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, and 2 Tbsp. honey. Bring to boiling over medium; cook 1 minute. Stir in 2 Tbsp. heavy cream; remove from heat. Honey Cream Cheese Icing In a medium bowl whisk together 4 oz. cream cheese, softened; 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened; 3 Tbsp. honey; 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom; and 1/4 tsp. salt until smooth. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 457 Calories 20g Fat 63g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 457 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 81mg 27% Sodium 395mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 63g 23% Total Sugars 23g Protein 8g Vitamin C 0.2mg 1% Calcium 63mg 5% Iron 2.7mg 15% Potassium 158mg 3% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 87.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.