Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Korvapuustit - Finnish Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon! It is so delicious with yeasted dough. I did not want to make those thick and sticky "Cinabon" rolls. Quite opposite, i love baked goods to be not as fattening as they might be. Those rolls you can by in europe in supermarkets, did not try them freshly baked though, but they sell them just in plastic bags which can be stored over time. This is how i made them.

1 packet of active dry yeast (10-11 g.)
250 ml. milk
100 ml. sugar (I put 75 ml.)
450-500 g. flour
1 tsp. cardamom powder
75 g. buter at room temperature
1/2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. butter at room temperature
2 tbsp. cinnamon powder
3 tbsp. sugar

Egg for brushing
Sugar for sprinkle

1. Mix cardamom, sugar and and salt dissolve in slightly warm milk.
2. Sift most of the flour and mix with yeasts. Pour into milk mixture and mix until smooth.
3. Add butter and remaining flour, keep mixing until dough will not be sticking to the mixing bawl.
4. Cover with plastic film and let it rise in some warm place, until double in size. 40 minutes to 1 hour.
5. In meanwhile mix together cinnamon and sugar. Prepare butter, softened at room temperature and brush.
6. Kneed dough after rising for few minutes, then roll into rectangular 40 by 50 cm.
7. Spread the butter over it, keeping 1 cm from one side. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon filling. Roll into roulade.
8. Cut it diagonally, so one side of it will be about 5 cm, and another 3 cm.
9. Place rolls on the baking sheet, lined with baking paper leaving 5 cm. space between.
10. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let it double in size (40 minutes or so).
11. Preheat oven to 225C.
12. Beat egg yolk with a little bit of water and brush the rolls.
13. Press with a spoon in the middle down. Sprinkle with some sugar or cinnamon on top.
14. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Lovely for breakfast! My BF loved them! I wish you too.


  1. yuuuuuuum I just love cinnamon rolls...it's one of the recipes I'm welling to try..thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

  2. They look great and they taste wonderful, I love cardamom in cookies. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Oh, these cinnabons are so adorable!! Look like those store-bought ones!! Great job!


  4. love, love, love your cinnamon rolls! By the way, cinnamon is very good for our brain))

  5. I love the sound of these finnish rolls. They look really neat too!
    Thanks for stopping by my place. Yes you can substitute buckwheat flour with whole wheat flour, or all purpose flour too.