When I was searching for an authentic bread recipe from Sweden, I came across these beautiful cinnamon rolls. The shaping was so unique, I immediately bookmarked that recipe. The dough is really easy to put together and it is flavoured with cardamom. And the filling is made with butter, sugar and cinnamon. When baked, the aroma that filled the house was awesome. And the rolls were so soft and had a perfect texture.
I saw a video and did the shaping and I have also made a small video demonstrating the shaping of the rolls. These rolls are said to be unofficial dish of the Swedes and is available throughout the country. I made this for the third day of Swedish dishes theme I am doing for BM this month. They usually top the rolls with pearl sugar or dusted with icing sugar, but I just skipped that step and also used milk instead of egg for brushing.
Makes 8 Rolls
For The Dough:
Maida / All Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Sugar – 2 tbs
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast – 1 1/4 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Warm Milk – 1/2 cup
Butter – 2 tbs
For The Filling:
Butter – 1 1/2 tbs
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Cinnamon – 1/2 tbs
In a bowl mix together flour, salt, sugar, cardamom powder and instant yeast.
Add the milk and butter and make a soft dough.
Transfer to counter and knead for 10 minutes until smooth, soft and elastic.
Place inside a well oiled bowl, cover with cling film and set aside until double in volume.
Take it back to the counter and roll the dough into a thin rectangle.
Mix together butter, cinnamon and sugar for the filling.
Apply it evenly on the rolled out rectangle.
Fold it twice as if folding a letter.
Roll it again into a thin rectangle.
With the help of a cutter, cut it into 8 equal stripes cutting it along the longer side.
Twist each stripe and shape it into a roll. Refer video on how to shape.
Arrange on a greased baking tray and cover. Set aside for 25 – 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Apply a milk wash to the rolls and bake them for 15 – 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, allow them to cool.
Serve warm or at room temperature.