Today we celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden. Yay!
October 4, 2011 4:40 PM


Which really only means that you can eat Cinnamon Buns all day and say you are doing it because it is Cinnamon Bun Day, works for me! :p

Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden

Now the Cinnamon Bun was first introduced in Swedish households in the 1920s. Because that was when the availability of ingredients increased after the First World War. The main ingredients in Cinnamon Buns are; wheat flour, milk, yeast, sugar and butter. The dough is also often seasoned with cardamom. The classic Cinnamon Bun filling consists of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Of course you can fill this sort of bun with other types of fillings as well.

But why on earth do we celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden? Well, Cinnamon Bun Day was first instituted by the Council of Home Baking in Sweden on October 4th in 1999. The Council of Home Baking in turn was created in 1959 by some Swedish food companies with the intention to inform and inspire home baking in Sweden.(Although I suspect they also love to inspire people who bake to buy their products, hehe.)

Anyway, according to the website for the Council of Home Baking they started the Cinnamon Bun Day tradition to celebrate their 40th anniversary. As well as to celebrate the tradition of home baking in Sweden. They chose to highlight the Cinnamon Bun because it has become such a beloved and traditional pastry in Swedish households. Which is true.

Because I have a lot of lovely childhood memories of helping my mum bake Cinnamon Buns in the kitchen. And of course I also have memories of secretly eating as much delicious Cinnamon Bun filling as possible. Lol! Which is why any excuse to eat Cinnamon Buns sounds good to me! :p

So Hipp Hipp Hurray for Cinnamon Bun Day!


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