Thursday, 1 May 2014

Finnish Cinnamon Buns - Slapped Ears (KorvaPuusti)

A quiet morning of Finnish and Scottish baking to offer some respite from heavy social work case loads...Finnish Cinnamon buns taught by Siva...

25 g yeast
75 g butter
300 ml milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
50 ml sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
750 ml all-purpose flour

100 g butter room temperature
100 ml sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

For Brushing
1 egg, beaten for brushing


1 Crumble yeast into a bowl.

2 Melt butter, add milk and gently heat the mixture to 37°C.

3 Pour over yeast and mix until yeast has dissolved.

4 Add salt, sugar, cardamom and stir; add about 200 ml of the flour and stir.

5 Add the rest of the flour and knead dough by hand until smooth and elastic, and it no longer sticks to the bowl (this shouldn't take long) nor to your hand (which takes a bit longer).

6 Sprinkle some flour on top and cover: let rise for 30 minutes.

7 Mix the filling ingredients together.

8 Lightly flour the baking board and turn the dough on it.

9 Roll dough out to a 40 x 60 cm square.

10 Spread the filling on the dough and roll it up tightly, starting from the longer side of the square.

11 Cut the roll in 3-4 cm pieces.

12 "Open" the pieces by pressing the centre of each piece with both thumbs
   13 Place rolls on a parchmented baking sheet, cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

14 Brush the rolls with beaten egg.

15 Bake at 225 C for about 10 minutes.

16 Cover the rolls while cooling

and enjoy!!

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