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Cinnamon buns

Swedes love Cinnamon buns, so much so that we have a special Cinnamon bun day 4th October.

Apparently, the average Swede eats cakes and pastry equivalent to 316 cinnamon buns per year!

This cinnamon-spiced doughy delight is essentially a long string of pastry dough wrapped into a ball and stuck together with sticky-sweet cinnamon buttery syrup. 


October 4th. Or any time of the year.


Every bakery, corner shop and petrol station — they are unavoidable.


Every breathing Swede, many of whom view the beloved kanelbulle as the daily breakfast of champions.

How to do it like a local:

With coffee and friends or work colleagues. Or try to make them yourself.