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Posted on May 11, 2012 by Michael Walker


Generally known as a cinnamon bun or cinnamon roll, this culinary triumph is a bit of a Swedish speciality. The bun gained popularity in the 1920s as a result of improving post-war supplies of flour, yeast, milk, sugar, butter and cinnamon.The dough generally features a generous portion of cardamom as well. The cinnamon bun is usually round and often baked in a cup to preserve its shape during the baking process. 

Since 1999, Sweden celebrates Cinnamon Bun Day on October 4. Approximately 3 million buns are sold on this particular day, and many more baked in Swedish homes. Now there's a date to put in your diary.

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