The best recipe of Finnish cinnamon buns korvapuusti is here.
I found the recipe about five or six years ago, the recipe was simply printed on a yellow paper bag of flour by Sunnuntai (it means ‘Sunday’ in Finnish). It was quite funny because at that period I didn’t speak Finnish at all, all these double letters ‘uu’, ‘aa’ looked so strange. So I should used dictionary all the time but it didn’t stop me in my baking researching.
The recipe was in cups and spoons. I don’t like this approach, so I I transfered the recipe into units of weight.
Small tip: use bread maker or dough mixer if would like to save time a little. Or your manicure.
And one more tip: with the same recipe you can get two Christmas star. Look at the end of the post.
850 g all propose flour
180 g white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cardamon
450 g milk
120 g oil
1 tablespoon dried yeast
100 g melted butter
100 g white sugar (this ingredient can be skipped)
2 tablespoon cinnamon (don’t even start kneading the dough if you run out of cardamom in the house!)
1 egg yolk
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, cardamon and yeast) in bread maker for up to 2-3 minutes.
- Mix well warm (preheat up to 40 °C) milk, oil and egg in another bowl.
- Add milk mixture into dry one. Knead the dough and leave in a warm place for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 220 °C.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces, keep them under a towel until rolling.
- Roll each piece into a thin cake.
- Brush the cake with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, then roll.
- Cut the roll into trapezoidal pieces and place on a baking sheet. Set awhile for up tp 30 minutes.
- Press every bun with edge of knife for making its ‘ears’. After that mix yolk with tablespoon of water. Brush the buns with whipped yolk, sprinkle with pearl sugar on top.
- Bake 12-13 minutes or until your buns come golden.
Another way to make a holiday dessert is to make Christmas star cake. You should use a half of the whole ingredients for one Star.
Another buns in this blog are here.