2 In Food Cooking

Cinnamon bun

cinnamon bun 1 cinnamon bun 2 cinnamon bun 3 cinnamon bun 4 cinnamon bun 5

The other day I dusted off an old swedish cookbook from the 1920s (so you can imagine the dust) and looked up ‘cinnamon buns’. This comforting pastry is soft and spicy, just like the first days of autumn. Perfect with a glass of cold milk and some pinterest searches of the swedish countryside.

Nowadays, you can find the bun almost anywhere, but in the old days, all of the ingredients were so expensive it was considered a delicacy. Baking it at home wasn’t a common practice until the 50s, baked by housewives, and then it stopped being so common in the 60s as the women baking it started working.

This pastry is still celebrated in Sweden, and it even has it’s own day. This sunday to be more specific, the 4th of october. I baked them using the old recipe from the cookbook in the first photo, featuring almonds in the filling, giving them a sweet and nostalgic taste.

You can find the recipe in english over at Fanny Zanottis, my favorite (and now Sweden-based!) pastry chef.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    freja limelake - Resor & Livsstil
    08/11/2015 at 9:41 am


  • Reply
    28/09/2015 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Katarina. :)
    i really really have been waiting for your new post on this lovely blog.
    and i believe that your post always doesnt make disappointing :)
    articles are shine, nostalgic – this post inspires me to get some cinnamon rolls.
    I love cinnamon pastry too, and i also get hair-inspirations from pastry!

    A years ago, I made a collage image using cinnamon rolls& my favorite manga character.
    Ha-ha, just hope you like it. Thanks! <3

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.