Friday, 4 October 2013

Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Swedish baking - cinnamon buns

Did you know that October 4th is kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) in Sweden? Yep, there's a whole day devoted to these beautiful buns.

I actually made these for the first time back in March, with help from the lovely Josephine who translated the recipe from Swedish. I wanted to post this during the right season, though - not least because everyone should know that there is a Cinnamon Bun Day!

Swedish Cinnamon Buns
Makes 24

For the dough:
75g butter
500g (3 cups) plain flour
4tbsp (¼cup) granulated sugar
¼tsp salt
25g fresh yeast
250ml (1 cup) whole milk

For the filling:
50g (2oz) butter
2tbsp granulated sugar
1tbsp ground cinnamon

To decorate:
1 egg, lightly beaten
Pearl sugar
  1. Slice the butter, and place it into a large mixing bowl with the flour, sugar, and salt. Crumble in the yeast.
  2. Warm the milk in a saucepan to body temperature (37°C, 98°F).
  3. Pour the milk over the dry ingredients to melt the butter, and knead to bring all the ingredients together.
  4. Continue to knead the dough until it becomes shiny and smooth.
  5. Set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes (this may take longer in a cooler room).
  6. Preheat the oven to 250°C (480°F).
  7. Lightly knead the dough, and roll out to a rectangle of about 25x50cm.
  8. Soften the remaining butter for the filling, and spread across the surface of the dough.
  9. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Roll the dough, from one long edge towards the other, to form a long sausage shape.
  11. Divide the roll into 24 equal slices.
  12. Put each bun into a muffin case, arrange on a baking tray, and set aside to rise for a further 30 minutes.
  13. Beat the egg, and brush the tops of the buns. Sprinkle a little pearl sugar over the top.
  14. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until the surface is lightly browned.
  15. Cool on a wire rack.


Rachel said...

I knew there were many good reasons for loving the Swedes!

Angie Schneider said...

I love cinnamon rolls. These look scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

So glad to finally see a picture of your cinnamon buns! How did you find them; are they worth their own special day? :)

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