Homemade Swedish Cinnamon Buns

I wanted to give my sweetest little mum a treat so I baked Swedish Cinnamon buns for her. Very yummie and unhealthy ones, but trust me…when you have tried one, you just want to eat another one! Mmmmm…

If you want to read more about the cardamom spice. Please visit http://www.cardamomspice.com/

Recipe (makes 21 big buns) 

Wheat bread

  • 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • 5 dl whole milk
  • 50 g yeast for sweet doughs
  • 1 dl caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 850 g (approximately 14 dl) plain flour

Filling

  • 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 dl caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Topping

    • 1 egg
    • pearl sugar or peeled and sliced almonds

Heat the milk to 37 deg C (99 degrees F)

Crumble the yeast in a 3-4 litre bowl. Pour in the milk and stir then add the butter in pieces, sugar, salt and cardamom.

Measure the flour. Pour the flour right out of the bag into a measuring cup. Do not shake the measure.

Add the flour, but save ½ dl of the flour (for rolling).

Knead the dough vigorously, about 5 minutes with a mixer or 10 minutes by hand until it feels smooth.

Let the dough rise covered with a tea towel for about 30 minutes.

Work the dough with the mixer or knead gently on floured surface.

Roll out the dough about 4 mm thick and 50 cm wide, length is determined by the amount of dough you are working with.

Put the filling on one half of the dough and fold over the spare half and then sweep off excess flour (some may be needed to avoid sticking).

Cut the strips about 10 mm wide and twist a knot and make it tight.

Place the buns on plates covered with parchment paper and again let them rise covered with a tea towel for about 40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 225-250 degrees C (437-482 degrees F). Brush the buns with the egg then sprinkle either the Pearl Sugar or Sliced Almonds on top and then bake in the middle of the oven for 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy! Smaklig måltid! 

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