Cinnamon Bun Day

cinnamon buns recipe || cityhippyfarmgirl This year I was organised. This year I had planned to bake, and bake oh yes I would. I would bake these delicious cinnamon bready bundles of goodness and I would know I did it on the right day. Cinnamon Bun Day, which was yesterday, the 4th of October. Not quite with me? Let me explain for those that are new to my scandi obsession. the summer book || cityhippyfarmgirl I’m a lover of anything Scandinavian. Viking history, Vikings to watch (this awesome bloody show), this beautiful book, given to me from my favourite Norwegian friend and blogger. I eat knekkebrod with gusto, mix bread with an Assistent, wear Danish boots with pride, think Figgjo retro kitchenware is the bees knees and come the 4th of October, well I’m baking buns… Cinnamon Buns. For these little bundles of Scandinavian dough goodness I used my recipe from last year. Untweaked and left alone surprisingly. Common sense told me I shouldn’t be bothering  messing about with a recipe that worked. For once I listened to myself. For more posts on all things Nordic, see here and here, where you’ll find all things knekkebrod, last years buns (which were twisted), and other Scandinavian obsessions that I may have had in recent times.


Do you have any particular country obsessions? 

cinnamon buns || cityhippyfarmgirl

Cinnamon Buns

250g  sourdough starter

1 tsp commercial yeast

675g strong bread flour

250mls milk

200mls water

100g sugar

100g softened butter

1 tsp cardamon

1 tsp salt

Cinnamon mixture

100g softened butter

100g raw sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

Add all dough ingredients together, mix well and then knead until dough is elastic on a lightly floured surface (I use my mixer.) Dough should be well incorporated and feeling smooth. Pop the dough back into the mixing bowl and leave to prove for a couple of hours, with a fold or two in between, (or covered and over night.) On a lightly floured bench, roll the dough out to a rough rectangle, add cinnamon mixture and cut into portions. Line on a tray and bake at 200C for approximately 15-20 minutes (depending on the sizes.)

44 thoughts on “Cinnamon Bun Day

  1. When I was growing up my mother used to make cinnamon buns. It’s a lovely tradition. Your buns look amazing, Brydie, so perfect. I bet these put a wonderful aroma through your home as they were baking xx


  2. I’m more than a little bit in love with France. Not so much with the richness of the food, but with the beauty of the countryside, the farmers’ market dotted everywhere, the passionate love of the good life, of food and wine and love. I finally visited there this year, and found it to be every bit as lovely as I had imagined, so am definitely planning to return 🙂


    • Wonderful Sam. I love it when a perfectly formed love affair of thoughts comes to reality. France is another place I have a soft spot for despite not having been there…French accent?…winner.
      I hope your return trip is just as amazing.


  3. belated happy cinnamon bun day – beautiful buns – I didn’t realise you were so into scandanavian culture but I can see the appeal – especially if they eat such yummy food as this and give it due reverence


  4. Looks yummy! I’ve been seeing a lot of cinnamon bun posts lately- and one really interesting one that switched it up a bit and incorporated apple jam. I’ve been becoming more interested in Nordic cuisine and plan on picking up North. However, I am a sucker for anything French and probably would delve deep into that culture before any other. Of course, I also know a ton about Persian culture, but I grew up with that so it’s a bit different.


  5. A life long love affair with Moomintrolls is as Scandi as I get! Other countries/cultures, I’m not sure. I tend to be a bit eclectic, though over the past few years I’ve been getting into more authentic Mexican food as it’s not something we see much here. So far I can say I love fresh corn tortillas, and I’ve grown tomatillos and made a few salsas plus jam with them….


  6. How could I not know about Cinnamon Bun day….. only right to give a gorgeous bun like this some serious luv. Brydie, I don’t think I ever knew your into all things Scandi – so interesting, I shall have to check out your links on your fave Scandi obsessions. Have an awesome day my friend.


  7. I was feeling very sentimental on Cinnamon Bun Day! Kanelbullar remind me of my uncle and I spent a bit of time reading over his recipe again… but in absence of a kitchen I unfortunately couldn’t bake them. Yours look beautiful Brydie. I definitely understand the Scandi obsession. I feel the same, particularly when it comes to decor (and of course, cinnamon!) xx


  8. This all makes me home sick. Although Wales is my home now, and it feels like my home as we’re raising monkeys here, Norway are the rivers and streams running through my inner landscape, eroding the land with deeper lines of yearning and belonging. Norway is home. Always.


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