Kanelbullar

This week, I participated in the Swiss Blogger Challenge organized by Marlene’s sweet things. One of the tasks was to share ones favorite food. This was probably the hardest one for a food lover like me. I decided to go with kanelbullar – cinnamon rolls. Kanelbullar are definitely not low-carb, but that doesn’t matter, because the smell of warm cardamom combined the soft taste instantly makes me feel home.

Heat 5 dl milk until 37°C and blend with 42 g yeast, 100 g room temperatured butter, 100 g fine brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 3 tsp coarsely ground cardamom. Add 750 g wheat flour and start kneading. When the dough gets shiny, dust with some more flour, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for 30 minutes. During this time, the dough should double in size.

Give the dough a good knead, half it and roll out quite thinly (5mm or so). Generously butter the dough (I needed 100 g pro half) and sprinkle with lots of fine brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll together, cut into pieces of 5 cm, place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat and let rise for another 30 minutes.Create a fold in each roll by gently pressing a knife handle in the middle of the roll. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with coarse brown sugar and bake until golden (7-10 minutes) in a preheated oven (225°C). Let cool a bit and enjoy still warm with cold milk.

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