Cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven
An Icelandic, Scandinavian recipe


Cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven

Simply irresistible. The warm, freshly baked yeast dough steeped in butter, sugar and cinnamon. In addition a good cup of coffee. Is there anything better to start on a (sunny) day? Or just a little bliss, when you come back from a rough hike on a stormy autumn day to warm yourself up at the open fireplace. The typical Scandinavian cinnamon buns are simply worth a sin.


  • 500 g Flour
  • 42 g Fresh yeast
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 75 g Sugar
  • ½ TL Cardamom
  • 75 g Butter
  • 250 ml Milk

Cinnamon and caramel filling

  • 40 g melted butter
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 2 pck Vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon

For brushing before baking

  • 100 ml Cream

Before starting, all ingredients should be at room temperature. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add 75 g of sugar and cardamom and mix until dry. Form a hollow in the middle with a spoon. Crumble the yeast in and mix with a little warm milk, salt and a little sugar (1 teaspoon) until the yeast has dissolved.

Covered in a warm place let it rest for at least 20 minutes.

Heat 75 g butter and remaining milk lukewarm. Add to the dough and knead well with a dough hook for 5 minutes.

Cover again and let it rest for another 30 minutes.

Heat the mixture of 40 g butter, 50 g sugar, 2 packs of vanilla sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon and mix well. Dust the work surface with flour and knead the dough briefly with your hands again and then roll out. Brush with the butter-sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Butter-sugar-cinnamon mixture
Butter-sugar-cinnamon mixture
Roll up to a roll
Roll up to a roll
Cut 2 cm thick slices
Cut 2 cm thick slices
Distribute on the baking tray
Distribute on the baking tray

Roll into a roll and cut off 2 cm thick slips. Brush with the cream and bake in a preheated oven until golden brown at 180-200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Depending on your preference you can dust with powdered sugar, decorate with sugar icing or simply enjoy it pure.

Guten Appetit
Wonderfully airy, interspersed with a fine cinnamon and caramel flavor

Warm out of the oven they are best. You can also freeze and bake them again.

More recipies

Jólakötturinn Christmas cat cookie recipe

Jólakötturinn. The Christmas cat

Christmas cat cookie recipe »

Skyr biscuits recipe

Skyr biscuits A treat in every season

Skyr biscuits recipe »