I may have mentioned before, but we Swedes are quite keen on our ‘food days’. Cinnamon bun day, waffle day, chocolate cake day, semla day, etc.
Today is cinnamon bun day. Apparently it’s a tradition that’s 17 years old and comes from a woman who started hanging freshly baked cinnamon buns on her neighbours’ doors. Today it just means that people eat loads of cinnamon buns. I didn’t even know about the old tradition.
For the past six years I’ve been making my own cinnamon buns to mark the occasion, and my room mates and colleagues were very pleased I did. This year, I haven’t really had the time. Where I work out during the week I’m not home until after 8pm, and it takes about two hours to make them, and over the weekend I was at a kick-off with work.
So until Friday, when I do make this year’s batch, I give you pictures of last year’s batch.The proved dough, the rolled out dough with the spread, and then the buns before and after they were baked. If I close my eyes I can almost smell them!