Did you know that today, October 4th, it’s the National Cinnamon Bun Day? It might seem like a peculiar holiday but here in Sweden it’s pretty well known and appreciated. The day was founded back in 1999 to give attention to the cinnamon bun, a beloved icon of Swedish cuisine and in the Swedish culture.
Swedish Cinnamon buns are a bit different from example American cinnamon buns. We use cardamon in our dough and they are baked in a very hot oven for only a few minutes. This makes them light and fluffy with a nice brown surface without getting dry or overbaked. They’re also always baked in individual paper cups (a bit like lower muffin cups). Also Swedish buns are never glazed, they’re just covered with pearl sugar.
The kitchen is not finished enough for me to be able to bake any buns this afternoon but to celebrate the day I’ll give you a recipe for Swedish Cinnamon Buns instead. (The recipe is collected from Anne’s food.) Read more