Cinnamon bun

About the recipe

Cinnamon buns are cinnamon flavored wheat pastries that have become an important part of Finnish food culture.


  • 250 g Milk
  • 30 g Yeast
  • 3 g Cardamom
  • 113 g Sugar
  • 1 pcs egg (size M)
  • 4 g Salt
  • 500 g Wheat flour
  • 75 g Butter


  • 60 g butter
  • 40 g sugar
  • 6 g cinnamon


  • 1 pcs Egg
  • 40 g Hail sugar


  • scale, metal bowls, universal machine or electric mixer, tablespoon, teaspoon, baking cloth, baking paper, oven,


  1. Warm milk 27 – 35 ˚C.
  2. Mix the yeast in to the warm milk.
  3. Add sugar, cardamom and whisked eggs.
  4. Mix the flour in to the as simultaneously as possible. Use universal machine and a dough hook if possible.
  5. Add flour first with low speed but when the flour starts to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to a medium range.
  6. Knead the dough well after adding the flour.
  7. At the end, add room temperature butter. The dough must be smooth and elastic.
  8. Cover the dough with a cloth or fresh film and let it rest and double in volume in a warm place.
  9. Knead the dough to rest afterwards on the baking table, so that its blister structure is evened out.
  10. Divide the dough into pieces of the desired size and bake into desired pastries.
  11. Place the pastries on the baking paper and cover.
  12. Cover the buns with a baking cloth and let the buns rise in a warm place until their surface feels springy.
  13. If you want color in the pastries, brush them with an egg.
  14. Bake at 180 degrees for 12 minutes.
  15. If you want a crispy surface for your pastries, use the steam function of the oven for the first 5 minutes and then bake the pastries in a dry oven.
  16. After baking, cover the buns with a cloth if you want a soft surface.