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Kanelbullar – swedish cinnamon buns.

Last fall, Victoria and her boyfriend spent a semester abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. Upon their return, they brought me back a few goodies, including super cute cupcake wrappers and a recipe for traditional swedish kanelbullar – also known as cinnamon buns. Due to work and moving and generally just being super busy, I didn’t do a lot of baking these past 6 months. However, as of September I went down to working part-time and finally got around to doing some baking again. These cinnamon buns had been on the top of my list for a long time and I am so glad I finally found time to give them a try. Fresh out of the oven, with a glass of cold milk, these babies are a little piece of heaven ♥ ♥ ♥

Ingredients: (makes 20)

– 50 gr. yeast

– 150 gr. butter

– 500 ml milk

– 130 gr. sugar

– 2 teasp. cardamom

– 1/2 teasp. salt

– 900 gr. flour

– 1 egg


– 150 gr. butter

– 100 gr. sugar

– 3-4 teasp. ground cinnamon

– 1 egg

– pearl sugar & chopped almonds to top

“Melt the butter and add the milk – check the temperature (should be between 37-46 degree Celsius for optimal yeast).  Add the yeast and stir.

Once the yeast has dissolved, add the egg, sugar, salt, cardamom and most of the flour (hold a bit back for kneading). Work the dough until it stops sticking and has a shiny surface – probably around 10 minutes by hand. Keep kneading, it makes for a better bun.

Place the dough in a warm place for around 30-40 minutes or until doubled in size. Place the dough on a floured surface and work through the rest of the flour.

Cut the dough in half and roll out each piece in a rectangular shape, around 30 cm long and 12-15 wide. Butter the whole piece liberally and dust over with the cinnamon and sugar. Roll each piece lengthways so that you end up with a long sausage looking roll. Cut 2 cm big bites and place them carefully on baking trays (take care to keep them separated as they will rise). For ease, you can add large muffin cases if you wish, but this is not essential. Let the buns rest for another 30 minutes until doubled in size.  You should get between 20 – 28 buns out of this batch.

Brush gently with egg and sprinkle top with a bit of pearl sugar and chopped almonds on each bun – then bake in the oven on 220 degrees °C (fan oven) for about 8-10 minutes (turn the heat down a bit half way if you feel they are getting too brown). Let them cool down under a clean towel – this will stop them going dry immediately.”

I forgot to turn the heat down half way so mine turned out a bit too dark. But they were still yummy :)

  1. Constanze says:

    Vielen Dank für das Rezept! Sie sehen köstlich aus. ♥
    Liebe Grüße :)

  2. Julia says:

    Mjami :) Ich mache auch gerne welche, nach einem Rezept aus meinem Lieblingsbackbuch. Zimtzupfmuffins sind auch sehr gut!

  3. hanna says:

    Das Rezept klingt ja köstlich und das Resultat sieht sehr, sehr lecker aus!! Danke für dafür, werde sie bald nachbacken :)

    xo hanna

  4. Andrea says:

    Die sehn richtig lecker aus!! Ich freu mich schon wieder auf die kalte
    Jahreszeit wenn Man wieder mehr backen kann. :)

  5. These look really yummy! I think I need to get my hands on baking again and try them out! They would be a perfect Sunday brunch addition!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  6. Nicole says:

    Oh lecker! Die sehen so toll aus!
    Kenne es nur zu gut, dass man kaum Zeit hat für all die kleinen Dinge, die den Alltag versüßen, wie Backen, Kochen, Wohnung umdekorieren usw, wenn man Vollzeit arbeitet!

    Lieben Gruss,

  7. Martina says:

    Sieht sooooo lecker aus!!! Mach ich am WoE bestimmt:) Dankeeee!

  8. Lena says:

    I love ciannamon buns and I will absolutley try this recipe!


    Kisses from Germany, Lena


  9. Mangoblüte says:

    oh gott sehen sie toll aus! wird definitiv nachgebacken!

  10. Those are so good! I remember my Dad bringing me them from Sweden and Norway!!! Great to have a receipt now, Thanks!!!


  11. Jil says:

    Woaaaaah, sehen die lecker aus. Die muss ich unbedingt nachbacken :) Hoffentlich sehen sie dann genau so hübsch aus und schmecken genau so lecker :)

    JillePille Blog

  12. Susanne says:

    yum, sieht sehr gut aus, wollte diese woche sowieso welche backen! Wieso arbeitest du jetzt nur noch halbtags? Wegen deines Blogs? LG

    • vicky says:

      Liebe Susanne,

      nö, nicht wegen dem Blog :) Das hab ich ja trotz Vollzeit auch immer noch weiterhin gemacht. Ich fange in 2 Wochen meinen Master an, und das ist sonst mit den Kursen zu schwer wenn ich den ganzen Tag arbeite.

      xox Vicky

  13. Katharina says:

    darf ich mir die mal wünschen bitte? <3

  14. michischaaf says:

    nom nom, die schauen super lecker aus!!

  15. Aphrodite says:

    I love love love love cinnamon buns!! Definitely trying this!!

  16. Baljit Sokhi says:

    Liebe Vicky,

    kannst du mir vielleicht helfen und sagen wo du diese tolle Tasse bestellt hast?


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