Cinnamon Bun Day!

October 04, 2016

Cinnamon Bun Day!

The 4th of October is the official Cinnamon Bun Day.

There's an endless varieties of cinnamon bun recipes, but below is a pretty standard Swedish recipe that's both easy to make and delicious!


2 packets dry yeast
500g (2 C) milk
150g (approx 10 tbsp) butter
½ tsp salt
6 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1 small egg
800g (28-29oz) unbleached flour
10 tbsp butter, softened
1dl (6 tbsp) sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Egg Wash

1 egg, beaten
2 tsp milk

Pearl sugar

  1. In a small cup, warm some of the milk to finger temperature, sprinkle the yeast on top and set aside until it starts to bubble.
  2. Melt the rest of the butter and add milk, warm to 100F.
  3. Mix together flour, except for 1 c, sugar, cardamom and salt in a large bowl. Stir together.
  4. Add the milk and butter mixture to the large bowl together with the egg. Knead into a dough for about 10 min until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, approx. 45-60 min.
  6. Meanwhile cream together the ingredients for the filling.
  7. Punch down the dough and roll it out into a large rectangle and spread the filling on top.
  8. To finish the roll there are several ways to do it. The easiest is to roll it from the long side, like a jellyroll, and then cut approx. 1” thick slices and place them into muffin liners. Or, fold the dough in half, cut long strips of dough that you twist into knots.
  9. Place buns onto parchment paper and cover, let rise for 30 min.
  10. Preheat the oven to 475F.
  11.    Brush the buns with the beaten egg and sprinkle with pearl sugar.
  12.    Bake for 7-8 min in the middle of the oven or until golden.