Swedish Cinnamon Buns
Colm Tohill, a baker with 25 years’ experience, showed us his ultimate Swedish cinnamon buns recipe for making this Christmas the one.
Cinnamon buns are the best pastry to have around the house over the festive season. A delicious snack, comforting dessert or incredible breakfast for Christmas Day – they are a truly versatile and worthwhile bake.
The dough is soft and chewy and the filling sweet, festive and buttery. The flaked almonds and pearl sugar adds a lovely crunch to its perfectly golden exterior, too. Unlike American cinnamon buns, these are twisted and tied into knots, and come without the addition of icing.
As with most breads, the temperature of the ingredients is key to proving the dough to perfection. Cooking the buns to 87°C will also ensure that they are perfectly moist and chewy inside, so keep your Thermapen on hand to create the perfect buns.