Cinnamon Rolls

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
 Cinnamon fill
  • 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!

xxx, Alina



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