Giant Swedish Cinnamon Buns / Superstora (och supergoda) Kanelbullar

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If you haven’t tried Swedish cinnamon buns yet, you have too! This is the third twist on this delicious pastry I’m posting on the blog. The secret to a perfect cinnamon bun is to not add too much flour, and to roll out the dough super thinly. This creates more layers in the bun, and therefore allows for the filling to be spread out further. The buns are perfectly fine to put in the freezer, and then microwave for the right occasion. They’re perfect to a cup of coffee or just a traditional glass of milk!

Recipe / Recept 

20 g of instant yeast / 50 g jäst

2 cups of whole milk / 5 dl röd mjölk

0.4 cups of sugar / 1 dl socker

 3.5 ounces of butter / 100 g smör

 1/2 of teaspoon salt / 1/2 tsk salt

2 teaspoons of cardamom  / 2 tsk kardemumma

about 4-5 cups of flour / 10-12 dl vetemjöl

Filling / Fyllning

Butter / Smör

Cinnamon / Kanel

Cardamom / Kardemumma

Sugar / Socker 

1 egg / 1 ägg

1. Heat the milk until body temperature. / Värm mjölken till rumstemperatur.

2. Pour the milk over the yeast and resolve. / Häll mjölken över smulad jäst och låt lösas upp.

3. Add sugar, butter, salt and cardamom. / Tillsätt socker, smör, salt och kardemumma.

4. Add the flour, bit by bit. / Tillsätt mjölet, lite i taget, du kan använda degkrokarna på vispen.

5. When the dough just releases from the edges, stop adding flour. / När degen precis lossnar från kanterna räcker det med mjöl.

6. Let rise for 30 min under a kitchen towel. / Låt jäsa i 30 min under en kökshandduk.

7. Roll the dough out thinly, 1/3 at a time. / Kavla ut degen tunt, 1/3 i taget.

8. Spread the dough with butter, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. / Bred på smör, kanel, kardemumma och socker.

9. Roll the dough on the long side, make sure it’s tight. / Rulla degen på den långa sidan, se till att den är tight.

10. Cut the dough from the top, like you can see here, but instead of doing it 3 times, do a fourth cut and fold over. / Klipp degen från ovansidan i en fläta, som du kan se här, men klipp en fjärde gång och vik över.

11. Place them straight on a baking sheet with a non stick paper, they’re too big for the molds. / Lägg bullarna direkt på en plåt med bakplåtspapper, dom är för stora för bullformarna.

12. Let rise for 30 min. / Låt jäsa i 30 min.

13. Heat the oven to 480 F. / Sätt ugnen på 250 grader.

14. Brush the buns with a whipped egg, sprinkle over pearl sugar. / Pensla bullarna med ett ägg och strö över pärlsocker.

15. Bake in the oven for about 8 min, or until golden. / Grädda i ca 8 min, eller tills gyllene på toppen.

16. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

17. Done! / Klart!

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3 thoughts on “Giant Swedish Cinnamon Buns / Superstora (och supergoda) Kanelbullar

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    There is a Swedish restaurant not far from here that is known for its cinnamon buns. In fact, every Sunday there is a long line of patrons waiting for tables and each person eyes the counter to make sure they’ve not run out of the buns before they were seated. As good as they are, I bet they’re nowhere near as delicious as yours. I can’t wait to find out! 🙂

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