Listening to Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald when snowing outside says it all. Just had coffee with my friend Merete and while watching the snow flakes fall, she blurted out: “Oh, I’m going skying! Yey!”. And while probably feeling the same tingle of magic, my reaction was totally different: “Yey, I’m baking cinnamon buns”! 😉 Haha!
Sammy’s got a new toy- a tyrannosaurus rex and he’s all about smooches and kisses, for the moment. 😉 Right now he’s at the neighbour’s, chilling on her floor, like he’s got all the energy out of my floor by now. 😉 haha!
In the meantime, I’ve made the rolls and they’re absolutely divine, although they won’t make you any slimmer, I promise you! 😉
- 950-1000 g flour
- 5 dl milk (around 25 degrees)
- 25 g fresh yeast (or 1/2 bag dry yeast)
- 125-150 g sugar
- 1 ts cardamom powder
- 1/4-1/2 tea spoon salt
- 1 egg
- 150 g butter, in cubes
- 125 g soft butter
- 2 ss cinnamon
- 6 ss (brown) sugar
- 1 whipped egg
- nib (pearl) sugar
Place all the ingredients, except for the butter, in a baking bowl. It’s enough to crumble the yeast with your fingers, you don’t need to stir it into water. Use a kitchen aid with a hook, if you have one and let it work for 10-15 minutes at a slow/medium pace. Adjust the consistence with more flour, if necessary. Add the butter in cubes and knead until the dough detaches from the bowl, 5-10 minutes. You can increase the speed after a while.
Let it rest and rise for about an hour. Knead half of the dough on a surface dusted with flour and spread it into a sheet. Butter the sheet with the butter/cinnamon/sugar consistence and divide into 12 straps. Twirl the straps and knot them. Let them rest covered by a kitchen towel for 20-30 minutes, while you repeat the move with the other half of the dough.
Paint a fine coating with egg and sprinkle nib on top. Bake the rolls in the oven for 10 minutes, at 225 degrees C.
Enjoy! 😉 They sure put a smile on my face!