• 50g Butter
  • 480g Flour
  • 45g Sugar
  • 16g Yeast (for bread)
  • 3dL Milk


  • 70g Butter
  • 65g Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon


  • 1 Egg
  • Pearl Sugar
Step 1

‣ Start by warming a bit the milk (around 37°C) and melt the butter.
‣ You can also take out of the fridge the butter for the filling and let it warm to room temperature.
‣ Pour a bit of the milk over the yeast and leave it for 15min. (Check the instruction of your yeast, it may differ a bit).
‣ Mix in a big bowl the flour, sugar and 1 pinch of salt.

Step 2

‣ When the yeast is ready mix it with the melted butter and the rest of the milk.
‣ Pour this into the bowl of flour, and knead by hand or with a mixer.

Step 3

‣ When the dough doesn't stick to the bowl anymore(it needs to be knead during 10-15mins to reach this), store it at room temperature with a cloth covering the bowl.
‣ Let it rest for 30mins.

Step 4

‣ Meanwhile, you can prepare the filling. Take the butter that should be quite soft, at room temperature, and stir it with the sugar and the cinnamon.

Step 5

‣ Time to make the rolls! Put a bit of flour on your table to avoid the dough to stick.
Roll it out until you get a 20*50cm rectangle, with a thickness around 5mm (Don't make it thicker or the rolls will be huge!)

Step 6

‣ Now you have to cover it with the filling. I recommend you to warm the mixture 5-10sec in the microwave, it will be easier to spread.
‣ You can now roll the dough.

Step 7

‣ Cut slices about 2cm thick and let them rest for 30mins. I recommend you to use small "paper cases" to place and cook the rolls, unlike I did...

Step 8

Preheat the oven at 225°C
Beat an egg and brush it over the rolls. Add a bit of pearl sugar over it (the one I've used is strange and not so good, but I couldn't find the proper one...).
Bake for around 8mins until golden.

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Kanelbullar are one of the cakes eaten during the mandatory fika (coffee break) in Sweden. They taste better a bit warm. You can also add saffron or cardamom to the dough.