I've been using Tine's recipe for baking cinnamon buns (kanelboller in norwegian) and it's super easy. The last few times I've posted on Instagram or Facebook, I've had people asking me for the recipe. There is a problem with handing out the link - it's all in norwegian, which I can understand just fine, but I live in the UK and the majority of my friends are British, or at least don't speak norwegian.

So, I translated it. Thank you Tine for making a great and tasty recipe :)

Ingredients for dough
125g butter
500ml whole milk (I use semi-skimmed)
1 medium egg
50g yeast (or the 7g easy bake yeast packet from Sainsbury's)
1kg white flour
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon salt

For the filling
75 butter (slightly melted..)
50ml sugar
2 big spoons cinnamon

Just before baking
1 egg (for egg wash on top)
100ml of crystal sugar (I don't really know what it's called, but I've not seen it in the UK. Like decorative sugar..)

Recipe for dough (recommend using a mixer!)

  • Melt the butter into the milk; leave it to reduce to around 37 degrees C
  • Place the yeast in a mixing bowl with the flour
  • Add sugar, cardamom and salt into the mixing bowl
  • Start stiring with the mixer and slowly add the milk/butter mix into the mixing bowl
  • Add the egg and mix
  • Cover the mix with cling film and a tea towel; leave in a warm place for around 40 minutes until risen

While all of this is happening, mix the filling mix together in a small bowl.

  • Once it's risen, lay out the dough on a counter with a little flour on top. Use a rolling-pin to make a rectangle around 20x50cm
  • Using a palate knife, spread the filling on the top
  • Fold the dough in thirds, lengthways.
  • Use a dough knife, separate the dough into 1cm
  • You can now use any method to prepare the dough. Twirl around your dinger to make cinnamon rolls, make knots...whatever you fancy.
  • Lay out the cinnamon buns on greaseproof paper, on a baking tray. Use a beaten egg to glaze the buns/rolls/twists

While you allow the dough to rise a little further, heat an oven to 225 degrees C.

Place in the oven for around 10 minutes.

Once baked, allow to cool on a cooling rack and enjoy :)

If you leave them for a day (as I often do), re-heat them in the microwave for around 10-15 seconds before eating.

I use Tine's Recipe for my cinnamon buns.