05 October 2010

The Swedish cinnamon bun tutorial

Yesterday it was the national day of the cinnamon bun here in Sweden. Yep, we actually have one! This kind of cinnamon bun is probably more Swedish than the Swedes themselves so it deserves having a special day and it gives you excuse to eat loads and loads of the stuff..... I am no Julia Child but I thought I might give you a tutorial anyway. Here goes.

You need:
25 gram yeast
75 gram butter
2, 5 dl milk
0, 5 dl sugar
Pinch of salt
7 dl flour

75 gram butter ( room temperature)
0, 75 dl sugar
1, 5 teaspoon cinnamon


1. Melt the butter and add milk. Heat until 37 degrees C
2. Crumble the yeast in a mixer and pour the butter and milk over it. Mix at low speed until the yeast, butter and milk is well mixed.
3. Add sugar and salt. Mix.
4. Add flour and beat the mixture at a higher speed until you have ball.

5. Cover the dough and let it rise for 30 minutes.
6. In the meantime combine the ingredients for the filling and stir until they are soft and well mixed.
7. Put the dough on a table, knead it a bit by hand, cut it in half and then roll it into two 30 cm squares.
8. Spread the filling over the squares and carefully roll the dough into a log.

9. Cut each log in 12 pieces and place them in paper muffin tins

10. Cover the buns and let them rise for another 30 minutes.

11. Whip up an egg, brush each bun with some egg and sprinkle sugar over it. We use pärlsocker ( sugar beads???)

12. Bake in the oven at 225 degrees C for about 8-10 minutes.

13. ENJOY!

Take care


1 comment:

Eleanor said...

The more I learn about Sweden the more I LOVE IT.