Sunday, October 04, 2009

National Cinnamon Bun Day!

kanelbullar cinnamon buns

It's that time of year again: October 4 is Sweden's National Cinnamon Bun day. I love that. Every opportunity to celebrate good food, right?

I haven't baked any buns this year (can't fit any in the freezer, due to all my bread!), but I'll re-post the recipe from two years ago. It really produces wonderful buns, so if you haven't tried it yet, I urge you to do so!


Swedish Cinnamon Buns
(printable recipe)
based on a recipe from Bara Bullar by Åsa Swanberg

Makes 40

80 g fresh yeast
2 eggs
500 ml finger-warm milk (2 cups)
1 kg wheat flour
200 g demerara or muscovado sugar
150 g butter, softened
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cardamom

80 g butter, softened
demerara or muscovado sugar

1 egg, beaten with 1/2 tsp water, and a tiny pinch of salt
pearl sugar

Crumble the yeast into a bowl. Add some of the tepid milk, and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Add the rest of the milk, half of the flour and both of the eggs. Leave to proof, covered, for one hour.

Add the rest of the flour, the sugar, salt, cardamom and butter. Work into a smooth and silky dough. Here's when you might need a bit more flour. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover and leave to proof for 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into two. Roll out each part to a large rectangle. Spread with butter, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll each rectangle into a tight roll, starting at the long edge, and cut each roll into about 20 pieces. Place each piece in a paper cup on a baking sheet (covered with parchment paper so you won't end up with a mess), cover and leave to proof for 30 minutes.

Beat the egg with a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp of water, and brush this carefully on the buns. Finish by a light sprinkling of pearl sugar.

Bake at 250°C for 6-8 minutes, until they're as golden as you like them.

Recipe in Swedish:
Bästa kanelbullarna


Paris Pastry said...

I love Swedish Cinnamon Buns! How cool that there's a national holiday!

Noodlegirl said...

That looks so delicious!

Reine said...

I think it must be a coincidence that I did the same buns exactly today :)
My hubby, who doesn't eat sweets, LOVES cinnamon buns!

Anonymous said...

I'm just crazy about it! I can't help myself eating a dozen of them each time I come back in Stockholm. =) Thanks for giving me the opportuny to feel at home.

Rosemary said...

Lovely , now if I can just convince Canada to have a special day for Cinnamon Buns...

nana said...

Hello, This is my first comment to your blog. I am currently living in Stockholm and like cooking. That cinnamon Bun looks very tasty.But I did not know National CInnmon Bun Day!

coloursandtextures said...

I made these last year following your recipe and they were really lovely so this is a good reminder to me to have another go.
Thanks, Tessa

Laia said...

I'm Laia and I'm from Spain.I really love this cinnamon Buns,I had lived in Göteborg,but now I don't know if yours buns are the same of " bules" or maybe "cardamomobules". I'm not sure if are the same because that names are the names that in my family use. I know that my english isn't very goog, but I hope that you answer to me!!!!

kitchen table said...

Cinnamon buns are the newest victim of my hungry stomach! haha Love it that you shared the recipe!

Anne said...

Laia - kardemumma is cardamom, and are frequently filled with butter, sugar and cardamom rather than cinnamon :) Other than that they're probably close!

Eating Brie said...

Those look absolutely divine! I definitely think you have outdone the only version of Swedish cinnamon buns I know of... Ikea's.

numberwitch said...

I made these from your recipe the other day and they were scrummy.Loved the cardamom in them :)

Anonymous said...

oh these look wounderful, yummy, maybe next summer when I come to Sweden can get my cousin to make some mean while I will make them here in the States. Sure am enjoying this Swedish Blog learning many cooking things.Sandi