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Wanderlust to Scandinavia

June 12th, 2018 | bread & pastries

If there are Scandinavian cinnamon buns at home, then I know our daughter is going on vacation to the far north of Europe, or she has just returned. Yesterday it was time again: incredibly seductive scent of cinnamon and cardamom moved through the house. And in fact: in two weeks she’ll start. Sweden, Norway, Finland.

Wanderlust to Scandinavia

Every Scandinavian fan knows it: the cinnamon bun. For sure, there are at least as many recipes as for the famous “Hamburger Franzbrötchen”, which is also a kind of cinnamon bun. But what makes the two clearly different is cardamom. It gives the special aroma, which one can taste in many of Scandinavia’s pastry.

By the way: Lukewarm the cinnamon buns taste the best…

Scandinavian cinnamon buns

(gives about 24 buns – Attention: dough needs 2,5 h time for rising + 60 minutes baking time)

250 ml of lukewarm milk
25 g fresh yeast
dissolve yeast in the milk
1 egg
450 g wheat flour (Type 405)
50 g sugar
2 ts ground cardamom
½ ts salt
75 g soft butter
add all ingredients to the yeast milk, knead into a smooth dough
place the dough in a bowl, cover with a clean dishcloth and let rise in a warm place or in the oven (maximum 50 ° C) for 1-2 hours until the dough has doubled
100 g soft butter
75 g sugar
2 ts cinnamon
mix as filling
roll out the dough on a floured surface to a rectangle (30 x 40 cm), spread the cinnamon filling on it
roll up the dough from the long side, cut off 2.5 cm thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper
allow to rise covered for another 30 minutes
bake at 180 ° C for about 25-30 minutes


I like to use freshly ground cardamom. I “crack” the light green capsules with a knife handle and then dissolve the black kernels out. For grinding, I use a cast iron spice mill, which works great. The aroma is much, much more intense than when you buy ground cardamom.

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