Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

  • Swedish Cinnamon Rolls
  • Swedish Cinnamon Rolls
  • Swedish Cinnamon Rolls
  • Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

Rated 4.53 out of 5 based on 17 votes


  • 2,5 cups milk
  • 1,5 cup melted butter (plus 0,3 cup melted butter for filling)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 tspn cardamom
  • 4,5 tspn yeast
  • 8-9 cups plain flour
  • 2 Tbls cinnamon
  • 1 x egg (lightly beaten into egg wash)
  • 1 tspn golden syrup
  • 1,25 cup icing sugar
  • 1,5 Tbls cream


Heat milk to a light boil, turning off heat when it reaches the scalding point (with small bubbles across the top). Stir in melted butter, sugar, salt, and ground cardamom. Let mixture cool until “finger-warm” (still quite warm, but just cool enough to touch). Stir in yeast and let sit for 10 minutes.

Add flour into mixture 1/2 cup at a time until dough is firm and pulls away from the side of your mixing bowl.

Cover the dough in the mixing bowl with a clean towel and let rise until doubled, about an hour. Punch down the dough, then remove from bowl. On a floured counter, knead dough lightly until smooth and shiny. Divide dough into two halves.

Roll each half of dough into a big rectangle. Brush each rectangle well with melted butter. Combine 2/3 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp. cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over the 2 rectangles. Roll each rectangle crosswise, like a jelly roll, to form an cylinder.
Using a sharp knife, cut each cylinder into 20 equal slices.

Place each slice lying down into a paper cupcake wrapper and place on baking sheet. Cover with towel and allow to double in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 218º.
Brush risen cinnamon rolls with egg wash and place in the middle of a preheated oven and bake for 7 minutes, or until done.

Meanwhile, combine the syrup with the vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk in the sugar and enough cream to make a thick glaze. Set aside. Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and serve warm.

(Makes about 40 rolls)

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  • These look unbelievable! Great recipe Rebecca.


    by Cameron Bryant on 19/08/2012, 07:22
    Cameron Bryant
  • Wow – these look incredible. We need to make these in the office now!


    by Sally Killoran on 20/08/2012, 06:38
    Sally Killoran
  • Oh, yum! Nothing gets better than this!


    by Louise Carter on 23/08/2012, 00:35
    Louise Carter
  • Jag älskar Kanelbullar!


    by Michael Langdon on 30/08/2012, 02:39
    Michael Langdon
  • Yum can’t wait to give these a try!


    by The Nutrition Guru on 04/10/2012, 22:17
    The Nutrition Guru
  • far to much cinnamon!
    (men det viste du redan tror jag)


    by Hannu Verasdonck on 09/10/2012, 16:10
    Hannu Verasdonck
  • Looks very yummy.


    by ANNA LINHART on 19/10/2012, 12:56
  • These look seriously delicious!


    by Linda Bullard on 29/12/2012, 13:51
    Linda Bullard
  • Oh, yum!


    by Sarah Lewis on 29/12/2012, 19:43
    Sarah Lewis