Travel to Sweden with us for this delicious Kanelbullar—Swedish Cinnamon Buns recipe! This beloved Scandinavian classic enchants with its intoxicating aroma of cinnamon and cardamom, creating a swirl of comfort in every bite. Join us as we guide you through the art of crafting these soft, golden buns, topped with a sweet pearl sugar glaze. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, elevate your baking skills and indulge in the warmth of these Kanelbullar, each bit promises to deliver an authentic taste of Sweden’s culinary craftsmanship.
This recipe has been developed by Jessica Quarello. It’s a family recipe that she shared with us here at Savor to share with our followers.
1 stick + 1 tablespoon of butter
500 ml of milk
2 tablespoons whipped butter
1,000 ml of bread flour
3 packs of rapid rise yeast
100 ml of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cardamon
cinnamon and sugar
swedish pearl sugar
01In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and milk together until it reaches a temperature of 98.6 degrees.
02While the butter and milk are on the stove, mix the flour, yeast, 100 ML of sugar, salt, and cardamon in a large bowl.
03Once the butter and milk reach 98.6 degrees, add it into the dry mixture and mix well. If it is sticky, you can add flour.
04Let the mixture rise covered in the bowl with a clean kitchen towel for 40 minutes.
05Sprinkle flour onto a clean countertop. Place half the dough onto the flour and roll it out.
06Spread the rolled-out dough with whipped butter until it has a layer covering the entire surface area.
07Sprinkle with copious amounts of cinnamon and sugar. Repeat with the second part of the dough.
08Roll up the dough until it forms a long roll. Slice pieces of the roll and place into cupcake baking cups.
09Using a baking brush, brush the dough with the egg wash, then top each with a small amount of pearl sugar.