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Chez Larsson



I promised you the Cinnamon rolls (actually knots…) ~ Kanelbullar recipe so that’s what I’m giving you today. I’m using the recipe from Rutiga Kokboken.

*Edit. I’ve reviewed the recipe and have used an online coverter to make the measurements more clear.


  • 100 grams / 3,5 oz Butter
  • 5 decilitres / 17 fluid oz / 2 cups  Milk
  • 50 grams / 1,75 oz  Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 decilitres / 5 fluid oz 4,3 oz Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cardamom
  • 1,3 litres / 1,4 quarts 5,4 cups Wheat flour

Filling ingredients

  • 100 grams / 3,5 oz Butter
  • 1 decilitre / 3,5 fluid oz  2,9 oz Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon

On top

  • 1 egg
  • Pearl sugar

Melt the butter, add the milk and heat until finger warm. Crumble the yeast into a bowl. Add a little bit of the milk/butter mixture and stir until the yeast is disolved. Add the rest of the milk/butter mixture, salt, sugar and ground cardamom and 2/3 of the flour.

Mix and add flour until the dough comes off the sides of the bowl. Save a little bit of flour for later.

Cover the dough with a tea towel and let it rise until double the size, about 35-40 minutes. Mix the dough for a few minutes in the bowl and then knead it on the flour dusted work top with the rest of the flour. I usually end up adding more flour than the recipe states or the dough will be very sticky…


From Rutiga Kokboken

Divide the dough into two equal parts. Use a rolling pin to flatten the two dough parts into 20×40 cm ( 8"x16") each.  Mix the filling ingredients in small bowl and spread the butter/sugar/cinnamon filling on the dough.


From Rutiga Kokboken

Fold dough in half lengthwise and cut according to the photo.


From Rutiga Kokboken

Twist the two "legs" separately and then twist them both in to a knot.


From Rutiga Kokboken

Place the knots on a covered or greased baking sheet. Let rise under a tea towel for 20 minutes. Whisk the egg in a bowl and use a pastry brush to brush the egg onto the knots. Sprinkle some pearl sugar on top.

Place in the middle of a 250 degree Centigrade / 500 degree Farenheit (hot) oven for 8-10 minutes until gloriously brown.