One of Caroline’s Christmas gifts from us was a subscription to Raddish Kids. Her first kit arrived this month and was Swedish themed! To be completely honest, when I ordered this subscription I incorrectly assumed the kit came with all of the ingredients…and it definitely does not. So at first I was a bit confused, but as we dove further into the box I became excited to create recipes with Caroline that were a little outside the box for us. The recipe we decided to make last weekend was Nordic Cinnamon Buns…and oh.my.goodness…y’all…they were so.dang.good. and easy!!!! I had some requests to share the recipe so here it is. This is a fun one to make!
Easy Cinnamon Buns
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 .25 oz package instant or rapid-rise yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- Heat milk in a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup until warm, about 30 seconds
- Stir flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large bowl. Add oil and warm milk. Mix until dought comes together.
- Dust cutting board with flour. Knead dough until smoot and elastic, 5-7 minutes
- Use your hands to shape dough into a square, then use a rolling pin to roll a thin 8x20-inch rectangle.
- Heat butter in microwave untile melted, 30-60 seconds. Pour over dough and spread evenly to edges.
- Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over dough and spread to edges.
- Fold dough in half to create a square. Starting from the fold, use a pizza cutter to slice into 8 strips.
- Take one strip of folded dough. Hold both ends and twist.
- Tuck twisted dough into a knot. Set on parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat twisting and knotting to make 8 buns.
- Let buns rise in warm place for 1 hour (or covered in fridge overnight).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 16-18 minutes, until lightly browned. (Expect some sugar to seep out while baking.)
- Immediately move rolls to a plate. Dust tops with powdered sugar. Serve!