Swedish Kanelbulle – Swedish Cinnamon Bun

October 4:th is the day of the Cinnamon Bun here in Sweden. So of course on the Cookalong with Frida and Ciana in Frisco, Dallas Texas, USA and me here in Sollentuna, Sweden tonight we would make Cinnamon Buns ”Kanelbullar” as is is called in Swedish. This bun is actually originally from Sweden.


  • 50 g yeast
  • 5 dl milk
  • 150 g butter
  • 1 1/2 dl sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grinded cardamom
  • 15-16 dl wheat flour
  • Filling:
  • 200 g butter
  • 1 1/4 dl sugar
  • 1 dl of brown sugar
  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • Brushing:
  • eggs, pearl sugar


Mince yeast in a bowl. Heat the milk to 37 degrees Celsius and pour over the yeast. Stir until dissolved.

Add butter and let it melt. In a bowl add the milk and butter, add, sugar, salt, cardamom and most of the flour. Work the dough well. With machine 10 minutes or 15 minutes by hand. Cover the bowl with dough with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest to rise for 30 minutes.

Make the filling: stir together butter, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring the dough on floured  baking table and divide into two pieces.

Work the risen dough on the baking table and divide into four pieces. Roll each piece into a rectangle. To make the filling, spread the butter over the dough and sprinkle the entire surface with sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll the dough into a cylinder shape, starting with the bottom edge, and then cut into 10-12 slices.

Place the slices onto a greased baking tray or do like me, place them in cupcake cups on the tray and let rise for another 30 minutes.

Brush with eggwash and sprinkle with pearl sugar and bake in the middle of the oven for 225 Celsius degrees, 10 minutes.

(about 45-50 pieces depending what size you like)

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