How To Make Kanelbullar Swedish Cinnamon Buns Recipe

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How To Make Kanelbullar Swedish Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Kanelbullar Swedish Cinnamon Buns are on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

Learn How To Make Kanelbullar a Swedish Cinnamon Buns Recipe! This Scandinavian cinnamon bun recipe is a speciality of Sweden where cardamom cinnamon buns are everywhere! Is this the best kanellbullar recipe in english?

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How To Make Kanelbullar Swedish Cinnamon Buns Recipe
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Kanelbullar Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 8g (2 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) warm water
  • 250 mL (1 cup) milk
  • 570g (1000 mL / 4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 90g (125 mL / 1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3g (½ tsp) salt
  • 5g (2 tsp) ground cardamom
  • 1 large egg
  • 110g (120 mL / 8 Tbsp) butter, room temperature


  • 200g almond mass
  • 10g (15 mL / 1 Tbsp) vanilla sugar
  • 30g (60 mL / 4 Tbsp) cinnamon
  • 150g (165 mL / 11 Tbsp) butter, room temperature

Egg wash

  • 1 egg
  • 60 mL (4 Tbsp) water
  • pearl sugar, to sprinkle on


  • 125 mL (½ cup) of water
  • 95g (250 mL / 1 cup) granulated sugar


  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water, 40ºC (110ºF).
  2. Heat the milk to 110ºF.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, cardamom.
  4. Mix the dissolved yeast into the milk along with the egg.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and run dough hook just until a ragged dough forms.
  6. Allow this dough to rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Run the dough hook for 2-3 minutes on low until the dough 'comes together.
  8. When the dough comes together, increase the speed a little and add the butter a little at a time.
  9. Run the dough hook to knead for about 10 minutes until it feels elastic, glossy, and fine on the surface.
  10. Once kneaded cover in the mixing bowl and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile mix together the almond paste, vanilla sugar, butter, and cinnamon.
  12. Roll out the dough 3-4 mm thick, or about 16"x24".
  13. Spread the cinnamon filling on the dough and fold in half.
  14. cut into 16 strips, and tie in knots. (watch the video)
  15. Place the knots on two baking sheets lined with parchment.
  16. If you don't want to make knots then roll the dough into a log and slice into 16 buns.
  17. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise until double in size, about 1½ - 2 hours.
  18. Preheat oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
  19. Mix the egg and water to make an egg wash, and brush each bun with it.
  20. Sprinkle each with pearl sugar.
  21. Bake for 10 -15 minutes, or until the internal temp is 200ºF.
  22. If baking both pans at the same time, rotate and switch them between racks halfway.
  23. Meanwhile make the syrup, mix water and sugar in a pan and cook until dissolved.
  24. As the buns come out of the oven, brush them with the syrup while both are still hot.
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Goran Rosenlund March 7, 2022 - 06

These are not typical cinnamon buns from Sweden. Iam Swedish baker, more than 50 years ago.

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Book Recipe March 9, 2022 - 14

thank you for your comment

Can you give us some Swedish recipes?


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