In Sweden, the country which origin, the cinnamon roll is called a ‘kanelbulle’. The sweet pastry, filled with cinnamon, sugar and butter has in fact its own day! The official cinnamon bun is celebrated in Sweden, and worldwide on the 4th of October, as ‘kanelbullens dag’ And this is where you can enjoy your cinnamon bun in London!
Swedish kanelbulle dough typically also contains cardamom (powder or buds), giving it a distinctive flavour. And here are the top three spots to join in on the celebration and taste some authentic swedish cinnamon bun in London.
Happy Kanelbullens Dag!
Fabrique Bakery is a firm favourite. The cinnamon bun from this Hoxton based Swedish bakery is large, moist and wonderfully tasty! It’s also a really cool place to hang out -and they serve great coffee too! Below is a fresh batch, for Cinnamon bun Day!
Bageriet London, as much for the cinnamon bun as for it’s surroundings. A slice of Nordic Gustavian heaven, tucked in the tranquil, cobbled street in Covent Garden. The bakery is situated in the basement and all pastries, cakes and breads are freshly baked the night before.
Nordic Bakery is a beautiful Scandinavian-style café and a peaceful meeting place in a frantic city like London. They’ve actually extended the Cinnamon Day to become the Cinnamon Week! The Nordic Bakery cinnamon bun is delightfully sticky, gigantic and very filling, so good for sharing with a friend.
If you are not able to pop into any of these bakeries, you can always bake your own with the Little Scandinavian’s very own favourite cinnamon bun recipe here!