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Cinnamon Buns, a Finnish Treat

My favorite recipe from Finland was this recipe for Korvapuusti, also known as Cinnamon Buns! Korvapuusti, translated, means “a slap in the ear”, maybe because of their fun and unique shape.


Dough Ingredients Whole milk Package of dry yeast ​ Sugar Butter Salt Cardamom Eggs Flour Swedish pearl sugar

Filling Ingredients Cinnamon Lght brown Sugar Melted butter

MAKE THE DOUGH: Let the yeast rise in milk and sugar. 

MAKE THE DOUGH: Then add the rest of the dough ingredients and knead it with a stand mixer until it is smooth, shiny, and has lost most of its stickiness.

Spray a bowl with nonstick spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with a dish towel and leave to rise until its doubled in size. 

Make the Filling. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix to combine.

When the dough has finished rising, punch it down, then divide it into equal halves. Use a rolling pin to roll each half into an 8×14 inch rectangle.

Roll the pastry up from the small side until a snake is formed (make sure that this is still long enough to get 7, 2-inch triangles from.)

Grease a cookie sheet lightly and place the cinnamon rolls on the sheet, seam side up. Use your finger to press into the center of the roll so that the sides bulge out. Cover them with a towel and allow them to rise for another 1 hour, until doubled again

One risen, whisk an egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to brush each roll with egg. Then, sprinkle some swedish pearl sugar on each roll. Bake until golden brown!

Cinnamon Buns - Korvapuusti from Finland

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