In Sweden, cinnamon buns (kanelbullar) are so culturally important that they have a special day dedicated to them. That day is 4th October, which is today!
Swedes love to fika, enjoying a casual catch-up over a hot drink and food with friends. You can take a fika at work, like a more friendly, chatty tea break away from your desk, or fika with friends and family out and about or at home, and the most popular sweet treat is the cinnamon bun.
To honour the day, I decided to try my hand at making my very own bullar. They were easy to make, taste amazing, and everyone I shared them with loved them!
I followed the recipe from Brontë Aurell’s Fika & Hygge book (which is a great for Scandi baking recipes) but she has a slightly different one on the ScandiKitchen blog. Just to plug her a bit more (because she’s part of the reason for my Scandi obsession!), I’m currently reading her book North: How To Live Scandinavian and all her other books are on my Christmas list!
Which baked food would your country celebrate with a national day? In Scotland it’d probably be shortbread, bannocks or oatcakes!