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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

These Swedish cinnamon buns are perfect for coffee time (aka fika) - or just when you fancy a sweet snack. They're not so sweet as American cinnamon rolls - add more sugar to your liking!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cake, Snack
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 12 rolls


  • 1 roll fresh puff pastry
  • 100 grams soft butter or vegetable margarine ½ cup
  • 50 gram sugar ¼ cup
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • soy milk or beaten egg optional

Pearl sugar

  • 50 gram sugar ¼ cup
  • 2 teaspoon water


  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C / 392 °F.
  • Mix the soft butter with the sugar, cardamom, cinnamon and flour.
  • Roll out the puff pastry or crescent dough and brush with the butter mixture. Make sure the mixture is evenly spread
  • Fold ⅓ of the puff pastry / crescent dough (lengthwise) inwards and fold the top ⅓ over the folded section.
  • Cut strips of about 2 centimeters/ 0.8 inch with a pizza roller. Take a strip and turn it so that it forms a twist. Grab one side of the twist and secure it on the counter with one hand. With the other hand, turn the twist around the beginning and hide the end under the twisted cinnamon bun. Repeat this for all cinnamon rolls.
  • Optional: brush the cinnamon rolls with soy milk or beaten egg.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls in about 15 minutes.

Pearl Sugar

  • While the cinnamon rolls are in the oven, we can make pearl sugar! Put a pan with the sugar and water on the stove and stir until the sugar has clumped. Remove the pearl sugar from the heat before it is discolored. Decorate the cinnamon rolls with pearl sugar. Enjoy your meal!