Cinnamon Buns the scandinavian way
In Iceland just like in Sweden, cinnamon buns are very popular. You can buy a giant one in the bakery in Iceland (it´s called Snúður) and it has a lovely chocolate ganache on top of it. It is so big that you usually cut it in 4 pieces and share it with someone. But oh how I sometimes want one. Unfortunately in German bakeries where I live, there are no Snúður or other icelandic bakery goodies for that matter. I did put on one of these little ones some chocolate and mmmh it tasted almost like home :)
Most of you probably know buns like this from IKEA, but believe me, homemade, they taste sooo much better.
If you have a bread machine, these are so easy and quick to make. But if you are used to making your dough the traditional way, I guess it is quick too. I used my breadmachine. I love my breadmachine, I should wear a button that says so. Anyways lets get to the recepie, so you can make 40 pieces of these ;) yes I know 40 sounds wow so many, but they run out fast, and they are great to put in the freezer as well. So no worries.
for the dough
150g butter at room temperature
1 portion dry yeast (ca. 5 tsps)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cardamomm flavor or 2 tsps of cardamomm pulver
850g white flour
for the filling (you can make this double if you like more filling)
100g soft butter
2 tbsp cinnamon
Place the ingredients in your breadmachine according to manual instructions, or make a dough the "old way". My dough programm takes about 1 hour and a half.
When the dough cycle is finished, place the dough on a surface you have sprinkled with some flour, punch it down and divide it into 4 pieces. While working on one piece, make sure the others are well tucked in under a dishcloth or plastic wrap.
With your rolling pin, make a rectangle, spread your cinnamonsugarbutter on top, letting the wide side of your recctangle face you. Roll the dough tightly upp, and cut into 10 equal pieces. I am using a muffin tin under my buns, so they are equal in size and wont stuck together in the oven, to have it cleaner, I placed a papercup in each mold of my muffin tin as well. I think they look cuter that way too and are great to take with you. Anyway once you have done this with all of your dough. It´s time for your buns to take another nap under the cozy dishcloth in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.
In that time preheat the oven to 390°F or 200°C.
Bake for about 5-8 minutes.