Saturday, 2 April 2016

B = Bullar in Swedish, Buns in English.

Buns, especially cinnamon buns , are a part of Sweden, Swedes. A part of who we are.
Did you know that we love our buns so much, that we celebrate special day in the year, October 4th, as a  cinnamon bun day ?

I really want to encourage everyone to try  to bake these buns themselves.
It is not so hard to make and they taste  so much better, than  the ones, you can buy in IKEA.

Here is one of recipes  in English, I found on the net:

Swedish Cinnamon Buns “Bullar”

3 packages of dry yeast (40-50g)
1 cup of butter
2 cups of milk
½ tsp of salt
½ cup of sugar
5 -5 ½ cups of flour
2 tsp cardamom
Spreadable butter
Melt the butter and mix it with the milk in a pot.  Using a thermometer heat it until approx. 115 F and then pour it into a bowl. Add sugar and salt, stir. Mix the flour and the yeast together before pouring into the bowl and mix it with the rest.

Work the dough until it is smooth.  Put it aside and let it rise under cover in the bowl for 30-40 min.
After it has doubled in size divide the dough into 4 parts. Roll out each part until it is 1/4″ thick. Try to make it fairly square. Brush dough with the butter. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of the butter to your taste. Roll up into a cylinder shape and cut each cylinder crosswise into 10-12 pieces. Put each piece into a muffin cup and place them in a warm place and let it rise again under cover for about 30 minutes. Brush the buns with an egg wash and then sprinkle with “pearl-sugar” (you can buy that at IKEA). Bake the buns in the middle of the oven for 7-10 minutes 475 F (225 C). Makes about 48 buns.  These freeze well and are great warm.