Trevlig Kanelbullens dag!
Like many places around the world, Scandinavia values the traditions of centering shared moments with friends and families around food. In Sweden, they cherish one of these shared moments on October 4th, the national Kanelbullens Dag, in English called, Cinnamon Bun Day.
The tradition was initiated in 1999 by Kaeth Gardestedt, who was the project manager for the Home Affairs Council, to bring forth the tradition of home baking. Every October 4th, no one can avoid a bun. At work, in school, in subway, at all cafes and restaurants, you will be offered cinnamon buns.
– 14 dl of flour
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 dl of powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 2 teaspoons of cardamom
– 200 grams of heated butter
– 50 grams of yeast for sweet dough
– 4 dl of cold or lukewarm milk
– 1 egg
– 75 grams of softened butter
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
– 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
– 3 teaspoons of raw sugar
– Brush the bun with 1 egg
– Top off with pearl sugar
1. Mix milk, baking soda, sugar, salt and cardamom.
Pour the softened butter and yeast in the milk blend.
2. Stir the egg in the milk and pour it all into the flour. Whip (preferably with a machine) for about 10 minutes.
3. Let it rest for an hour under a piece of cloth.
4. Turn the oven to 240 degrees.
5. Pour the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out to a 40x60cm square plate. Spread the filling on top.
6. Roll the dough like a roll and cut it in slices, approximately 3 cm thick.
7. Brush with egg, drizzle the pearl sugar on and bake the buns for 8 minutes.
Good luck with the home baking! We wish you all a happy Kanelbullens dag!
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