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Two Styles of Kanelbullar


Basic idea: roll the Cardamom Dough out, slather on a melted-butter plus sugar plus cinnamon mix, roll and then cut slices.

Ready for Rolling Take Me To An Oven

This gives you nice swirls which if you’re lucky, start forcing their way up in the middle.



Fancy Kanelbullar

This one is done by folding the cinnamon-ed dough sheet in three, then cutting strips which are twisted and artfully knotted.

Here’s a video of how it’s done

Only really missing a wee drop of pearl sugar.


OK, I said two styles. These are the two styles I can make. But I want the recipe for these fellas that drove us crazy in the Stationshuset cafe in Saltsjöbaden:
Coffee and Cinnamon Pastry
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Basic Scandinavian Cardamom Dough Recipe

This simple, cardamom-spiced yeasted dough serves as the basis for many Scandinavian coffee breads, rolls, and buns.

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


  • 600ml milk
  • 375g melted butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 7g salt
  • 15g freshly ground cardamom (from about 25 cardamom pods)
  • 12g dry active yeast (2 packets)
  • 1000g all purpose or bread flour

Converted to the metric from the original.

Particularly useful as a base for Kanelbullar.