Cinnamon Buns - Kanelbullar

Cinnamon Buns - Kanelbullar

Ahh a classic Swedish treat! Tasty and warming. The smell is just heavenly!! And I have eaten way too many already! 

So it is my day home with the girls and we are all a bit meh... just one of those days! So we decided to bake some buns. Now there are so many different ways of making cinnamon buns and you can use whatever you like instead of cinnamon, such as nutella, apples or why not almond paste. I also had fresh yeast in the fridge and bought some pearl sugar from Scandikitchen. But here is the basic recipe for you, hopefully you will be able to bake some too one a rainy day. And if not and you are local to Edinburgh please do treat yourself to a visit to Söderberg for amazing Scandi bakes. 

Cinnamon Buns 

  • 50 g fresh yeast
  • 125 gram butter
  • 5 dl milk
  • 1.5 dl caster sugar
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 14 - 15 dl plain flour


  • soft butter
  • caster sugar 
  • cinnamon

Crumble the yeast in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a pan and add the milk. When finger warm (about 37 degrees) pour over the yeast and mix it together until the yeast has dissolved.  Add the sugar and salt, let it dissolved and then add the flour. Make into a dough and when it is nice and firm let it prove for about 30 min. 

Time to bake buns. Make the dough into four pieces and use a rolling pin to make a rectangle. Spread soft butter all over, please do not be shy. I mix the sugar and cinnamon together. You need about 100 g sugar and one tablespoon cinnamon.Sprinkle over and then roll it from the long side. Cut about 10 pieces and add to a baking tray with baking paper on it. Let prove for another 30 min.

Brush egg wash on top and if you have pearl sugar now is the time to use it. 

In the over at 250 degrees for 5-7 min. 

Let cool on a rack and then enjoy with a coffee, tea or a cold glass of milk. 

Charlotte x 

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1 comment

I love Sodderburg Cinnamon buns so I am really excited to find a nice easy recipe to try at home. Please can you tell me what measurement dl is? Also is 250 degrees a normal oven or fan?
Thanks Rachel

Rachel Wain

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