Swedish cinnamon bullar


Delicious Swedish cinnamon bullar go well with a large cup of tea. Recipe for 30 cinnamon rolls, ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Swedish cinnamon bullar


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  • 50 gram fresh yeast
  • 150 gram butter on room temperature
  • 300 ml of milk
  • 150 gram sugar + extra
  • 600 gram all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
Swedish cinnamon bullar ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Small bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Cling film foil
  • Rolling pin
  • Oven
  • Baking tray lined with parchment paper
  • Large kitchen towel
  • Chef's knife
  • Whisk


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Preparation -- 1 hour

CRUMBLE the active yeast in a small bowl. GENTLY melt 50 grams of butter in a small saucepan. ADD in 3 dl of milk and warm slowly warm up to about 40 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit, whisk together until smooth.

ADD the milk and butter over the crumbled active yeast and mix together until smooth. ADD in 50 gram of sugar, salt and flour to the mixture. Make sure the dough is mixed well together.

COVER the dough with cling film and let rise for about 30 minutes. MIX together 100 grams of butter, 100 gram sugar and cinnamon powder together for a smooth filling.

KNEAD the dough by hand and add in a bit of extra flour if needed until the dough is nice and elastic. ROLL the dough using the rolling pin until it's about 30 x 40 large (12-inch x 15.5 inches). 

DIVIDE the sugar and cinnamon mixture over the dough and roll the dough lengthwise. CUT 2 cm (less than 1 inch) pieces from the rolled-up dough.

PLACE the cinnamon roll cuts on a pre-lined baking tray and cover with a large kitchen towel for 20 minutes. 

Swedish cinnamon bullar
Swedish cinnamon bullar

Baking the Swedish cinnamon bullar -- 10 minutes

PRE-HEAT your oven to a temperature of 250 degrees Celsius or 490 degrees Fahrenheit. BASTE the pieces of bullar with whisked egg. BAKE the Swedish cinnamon rolls golden brown in about 8 minutes.

Afterwards, let the cinnamon bullar cool off on a cooling rack en dust with more sugar if you like. STORE the Swedish cinnamon bullar into a closed container for up to 2 days, enjoy!

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