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Cinnamon Bun Day


October 3, 2013 by Linda Kerr

Traditions are fun, especially when they involve food. Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden. We’re sure the thought of “cinnamony” warm pastries just makes you want to find the closet bakery and indulge. If you’re not lucky enough to live near a bakery that sells Swedish cinnamon buns, we have a few recipes that we’re sure will warm your heart and belly. Live near a Polarn O. Pyret store? Tomorrow we’ll be serving cinnamon buns and coffee in the morning to celebrate the day.

Swedish Kaneulbullar (KUH-neel-BOO-lahr) are different than American cinnamon buns for a few reasons. The first is the cardamom. It’s just enough to make you smile, but it’s not overpowering. The second is the pearl sugar on top that resembles sea salt.


Photo by: Donal Skehan

There seems to be some debate as to where the cinnamon bun originated, but many stories point to Sweden. And if you read our post on Semla earlier in the year, you can see why the Swedes are particular about their dessert.

If you’re looking to try your baking skills this weekend, we found a few recipes that might interest you from Marcus, Donal and Anne.

We’d love to hear if you have an amazing cinnamon bun recipe.


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