Cinnamon Rolls Recipes
A cinnamon roll (also cinnamon bun, cinnamon
swirl and cinnamon snail) is a sweet pastry served commonly in
Northern Europe and North America. It consists of a rolled sheet of
yeast dough onto which a cinnamon and sugar mixture (and raisins or
chopped grapes in some cases) is sprinkled over a thin coat of butter. The dough is then rolled, cut into individual portions, and baked.
Cinnamon rolls are frequently topped with icing (often confectioner's
sugar based) or glaze of some sort, or (most common in northern
Europe) nib sugar.
Comparable to the cinnamon roll is the
bun, which is part of the donut family. It is not to be confused
with a Danish pastry.
In Sweden, the cinnamon roll takes the name
of kanelbulle (literally: "cinnamon bun") and on October 4, "kanelbullens
dag" (Cinnamon roll day) is celebrated in Sweden.
The size of a cinnamon roll varies from
place to place, but many vendors supply a smaller size about 5 cm in
diameter and a larger size about 10 cm to a side. The largest
variety can be found in Finland, called Korvapuusti, where it can be
up to 20 cm in diameter and weighing about 7 ounces.
The Finnish "Boston cake" is a "cake" made
by baking cinnamon rolls in a round cake pan instead of separated,
so that they stick together to form a round cake.