Swedish cinnamon buns

Anyone who comes to Sweden will get to know the Swedish cinnamon buns almost immediately. This originally luxury pastry was born around the 1920s. At the time, only wealthier families could afford it. However, after the 1950s, as cinnamon became more available, it became everyone’s favorite. Cinnamon buns as a favorite cookie have their own holiday, October 4th in Sweden.

Since we can’t send you this cake really fresh, we will now share with you the best kanelbulle recipe by Fredrik Nylén.

Cinnamon buns recipe

500g milk

50g fresh yeast or 14 g dry yeast

150g butter, softened

90g caster sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cardamom seeds or ground cardamom

780g wheat flour


150g butter, softened

90g caster sugar

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


1 egg

Pearl sugar or raw sugar


1. Heat the milk to 37 degrees Celsius or 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large bowl, crumble/add the yeast and add the warm milk. Stir until dissolved.

3. Add butter, sugar, salt, cardamom and flour, and work the dough for about 10 minutes in a stand mixer. The dough should be just so firm so that you can touch it without it sticking to your fingers.

4. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for about 30 minutes, or until double in size.

5. Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon for the filling.

6. Put the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough lightly, adding additional flour as necessary, until the dough just loses its stickiness and does not stick to the surface.

Roll the dough into a large rectangle, about ½-inch (1cm) thick.

7. Spread the filling evenly on the dough. Fold the dough one time.

8. With a pizza cutter, cut the dough in slices about 1 inch wide (2cm). Twist the dough and turn them to a knot with the end under the bun.

9. Place the buns on baking sheets lined with baking paper.

10. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius or 480 Fahrenheit.

11. Whisk the egg up in a small bowl, and egg wash the buns and sprinkle pearl sugar or raw sugar.

12. Bake in the middle of the oven for 6-8 minutes until golden brown both on the top and bottom.

13. Put the buns on a wire rack and let cool. Enjoy!

Glad kanelbullens dag!

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