Sunday, 28 June 2015

Cinnamon Buns

Well, i bet that title post is what made you click. There is no shame in admitting it, because those two words put together = heaven. Don't even try to deny it, because I know you would be lying, as no one can resist sugary, buttery, cinnamony goodness. There just so yummy, i get distracted and casually invent new words! 

These are no ordinary cinnamon buns, as they are super rich and buttery. They are also folded in a traditional Nordic way, and as well as being loaded with cinnamon, they have cardamon in them as well. They are almost like a hybrid between croissants and cinnamon buns, as they have layers which are soft and flakey, almost pastry like.

Feel free to add your own flavours, such as vanilla or saffron, or if you don't like cardamom feel free to remove it. I also added a lot more cinnamon than the recipe suggests, the filling didn't  taste that nice on its own, but since the cinnamon is distributed throughout 16 buns it tasted fine( and actually needed more to suit my tastes).


135g caster sugar
100g butter
700g plain flour
18g dried yeast
1 egg
200ml milk
100ml cream

90g caster sugar
150g unsalted butter
1-2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp cardamom seeds from pods, ground( to taste)

Glazing syrup 
1 egg, beaten
50ml golden syrup or treacle, mixed with 1 tbsp water
2 tbsp caster sugar

1. Beat together the butter a and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add in the egg and beat for a further 2 mins
3. Fold in the sifted flour and yeast, alternating with the milk and cream, until you have a smooth and slightly sticky dough
4. Knead for 15 mins until the dough is smooth and elastic, cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour
5. Shape the risen dough into a rectangle, roll out to 2cm thick, keeping in as much air as possible
6. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add in the cinnamon and cardamom to taste spread evenly over the dough
7. Fold the dough in half, the half again, keeping in a rectangle shape
8. Roll out again to 1.5 cm thick, cut the dough into 2cm wide strips, it should make about 16 strips
9. Roll each strip around 3 fingers twice, using your thumb as an anchor point, fold the end of the strip over the loops & tuck it under. Or roll into snail shapes.
10. Place onto lined baking tray, and cover with a tea towel, and allow to rise for 45 mins
11. Preheat the oven to 200°c, gas 6
12. Brush the buns with beaten egg. And place in the oven for 10mins or until golden brown
13. Once cooked immediately brush with the syrup and sprinkle with sugar.


  1. You should start a bakery! These look perfect

    Krissie x -

    1. Thank you. The not so good looking ones, are out of the picture though!

      Emma x

  2. Looks so good. Used to them in a more swedish style, but need to try this asap!