Finnish Cinnamon rolls

Today me and the kids felt like baking Finnish cinnamon rolls. They are our kids favourite and of course I can’t resist them either…


And here’s the receipe…

5 dl (2 cups) lukewarm milk
50 g fresh yeast (or alternatively 2 bags instant active dry yeast)
180 g (2 dl; ¾ cup + 2 tbsp) granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1 egg
about 1 kg (15 dl; 6 ½ cups) wheat flour
150 g (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter


Soft butter

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.


In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar, salt and cardamom; mix well. Add egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add butter and knead until well combined. Continue to knead the dough, and gradually add just enough flour so the dough comes clean off the sides of the bowl and doesn’t stick to your hand. 

Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled for about 30min-1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll out dough into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with margarine, sugar and cinnamon. Before baking, brush each roll with the egg wash and sprinkle with pearl sugar. Bake the rolls on the middle rack for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden in color. 


Ready to bake.


Beautiful and ready.


So delicious!

Today we also celebrated Father’s day! We took some FaceTime calls back to Finland…

Happy Father’s day and most of all, happy Father’s day to my dear hubby and father of my children!


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