There is nothing like a Swedish cinnamon roll with your coffee in the morning!
You can skip to the recipe if you are a seasoned baker, but if you’d like some tips in pics I have taken a few for you.
My husband’s family is from Sweden. I remember the first time I met his grandmother she served us strong coffee and Swedish rolls. My husband was raving about them for weeks before I met her, and he was right, they were delicious. So, the next time my mother-in-love came for a visit I asked her to teach me how to make them.
If you have a dough recipe you already love, then you can use that. The only difference for you will probably be adding some cardiman spice. If you don’t like Cardiman, you can skip that spice, but if you like it add it for sure!
When you are mixing your yeast make sure you mix it with warm water. (Tip: I always like to microwave the bowl before I add the yeast so it is nice and warm). The yeast is usually ready after about 5 minutes. It will bubble and double in size.
After you mix the dough according to the directions below. you will want to cut the dough in half
Roll each of them out then top with cinnamon mixture & then jelly roll them
Cut them in 1 1/2 inch slices. Then let dough rest for about 15 minutes covered with a kitchen towel.
Then, here is where the fun begins! According to my husbands family true Swedish rolls are knot tied
You will want to gently pull the dough
then twist the dough around your pointer finger
Pull one side through and voila’ they are a knot!
Then because you coated the dough with butter it is wet enough that when you dip it in the Swedish pearl sugar it sticks.
If you have a Scandinavian store nearby you can find Swedish sugar there, but if not you can order it from Amazon. It looks like this and costs about $5: ( It is called “Lars” which is fun in my family because that is my husbands name:)
Don’t they sound perfect for morning coffee or even an after dinner treat!
I hope they become part of your holiday traditions too!
- Pre-heat oven to 350*
- ½ C warm water
- 2 packages of dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 oz. package of vanilla instant pudding
- 2 C milk
- ½ C oil
- 2 eggs
- 8 C flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 1 C brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- In Small bowl:
- combine the water, yeast and sugar (set aside
- In another bowl:
- Mix vanilla pudding, milk, oil & eggs (set aside)
- In a third bowl:
- mix flour & salt
- pour the yeast mixture and the pudding mixture into the flour mixture with an electric mixer until a ball forms, about 4 minutes. Cover with a kitchen towel wet with hot water in a non-drafty warm place. Rise for 1 hour
- mix 3 tablespoons of cinnamon and 1 C of brown sugar in a small bowl
- Flour the surface and roll with a rolling pin
- spread butter on the dough, sprinkle the cinnamon mixture on the dough and then jelly roll and then let dough rest before cutting for about 10-15 minutes.
- cut and tie in knots like they do in Sweden!! Look at this blog post on how to do that!