Thursday, October 4, is National Cinnamon Roll Day in Sweden, Kanelbullens dag.
Although I live in the US, I think this is a great day to celebrate, whether one is of Swedish heritage or not. Here is a link to a genuine Swedish website, with a recipe:http://annesfood.blogspot.com/2007/10/swedish-cinnamon-buns.html
Here is another, which shows a wonderful, but easy way to form the rolls:http://blogs.sweden.se/food/2011/07/28/swedish-cinnamon-buns/
Here is my easy, but genuine bread machine recipe for Swedish cinnamon buns:
Put into bread machine, in order given:
1 cup milk or half and half
1/2 cup butter, very soft or melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups flour
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom [optional if you don't have this]
3 teaspoons [1 tablespoon] bread machine yeast
Process on "dough" cycle.
Divide in half. Roll out each half into about an 18 x 12 inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and a bit of clove [if you like - clove is representative of southern Sweden where my ancestors lived.]
Roll up or fold up and shape according to the 2nd link above. Cut into 12 or 16 slices. Put into a buttered baking dish to rise, or..... put each into a cupcake liner in the Swedish style. The metallic liners work best, I think. If using the cupcake liners put them on a cookie sheet.
Repeat with the other half of the dough.
Let rise in the pans/liners until doubled. Brush tops with an egg wash [beat up an egg with a spoonful or so of water], and sprinkle with Swedish sugar crystals if you can get them. Otherwise you could get some sugar cubes and beat them with a rolling pin or meat mallet for a bit.
Then bake. Try 350 degrees for the American way, or try hotter for the Swedish method. Start checking for doneness after 10 minutes. The size of the rolls, and the temperature of the oven will determine the time.
Or......easy way to celebrate the day......get some great buns at Tim Horton's or some similar location.