How To Make Cinnamon Rolls

Our local bakery in Hackney does a variety of buns and rolls including kanelbullar (cinnamon bun in Swedish) – which are a delicious treat. They use regular baking ingredients, including flour, sugar, butter, eggs, salt and of course… cinnamon!

My visit to the bakery got me thinking about how to make cinnamon rolls and how they vary from the “Danish pastry” shape to the twisted knotted bun. So here’s a selection of videos about making cinnamon rolls, starting with this wonderfully easy to follow video from Bex Massey, posted this week. You can find the recipe here: “Hygge Baking – Kanelbullar Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

There’s a gluten-free cinnamon roll option here from My Bodies Health which was posted recently. A very enthusiastic delivery too!

Donal Skehan’s video from 2014 is ever-popular. His cinnamon buns come out very much the same way as the ones we buy from the Beulah café in Walthamstow which are super yummy. Donal’s recipe can be found at

This Jamie Oliver recipe has a great animation showing how to create the distinctive knotted shape of the cinnamon roll. and includes another version of the recipe.

Whichever recipe grabs you the most please leave a comment and tell us your favourite.

Happy baking!

Photo credit, Maria Eklind via Creative Commons on Flickr

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