Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The day of the cinnamon roll

On the 4:th of October Sweden have started to celebrate "The day of the cinnamon roll". This is a very new traditon (started in1999 from the home baking society), but has been growing ever since and most companies offer their employees cinnamon rolls for the afternoon coffee these days, and the bakery's and shops are selling cinnamon rolls like crazy.
And, of course there are a lot of people baking their own too. We did. On this picture my daughter has used a little too much cinnamon.

My son is sprinkling sugar over the cinnamon and butter.
And some pearl sugar!
This is how it looks before going into the oven. Gently brushed with egg and with pearl sugar sprinkled on top.
Hmmm. Seems as if my daughter is having a taste of that pearl sugar...


The recepie:
50 grams yeast
150 grams butter
5 dl milk
1,5 dl sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
13 dl flour (wheat)

1-2 egg
pearl sugar

How to

Crumble the yeast into a bowl. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the milk into the same pan. Heaten to finger warmth (+37ºC) and pour over the yeast. Stir so that the yeast dissolves.

Add sugar, salt and most of the flour. Work into a smooth and silky dough. Here's when you might need a bit more flour. Cover the dough and leave to proof for 30-40 minutes.

Divide the dough into two. Roll out each part to a large rectangle. Spread with butter, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll each rectangle into a tight roll, starting at the long edge, and cut each roll into about 20 pieces. Place each piece baking sheet, cover and leave to proof for another 30 minutes.

Beat the egg and brush this carefully on the buns. Finish by a light sprinkling of pearl sugar.

Bake at 250°C for 6-8 minutes, until they're as golden as you like them


Hello said...

Finns inget som heter "för mycket kanel" :)

De ser goda ut! Vi har för första gången på 10 år inte bakat några... Fast maken hävdar att 11 oktober kanske blir kardemummabullens dag. :)

Kreativlink said...

Mhhh... yummy! :D

Kuutydruk said...

Oh, this reminds me of my childhood, we used to make cinnamon buns with our mother too on Saturdays... :)

Maisy said...

yummy!!! :)

Bigbluebed said...

They look delicious. Thank you for sharing.

baahar said...

Thanks for the recipe Kaja :)

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I bijoux dello Stregatto said...

Oh my!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I love cinnamon rolls!! I will try....yummy!!!

Carina i Tyskland said...

Mums så fina bullar ni bakade! Ser verkligen jättegoda ut! Men allra finast är ju de två bagarna! Så söta de är, Kaja!