CINNAMON BUN DAY - OCTOBER 4th
Yes! Really! Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun/Roll day or as the Scandinavians call it Kanelbullens Dag. I was planning to post a recipe for a traditional cinnamon roll, but figured it would be much more convenient for my readers to know where to pick up some instead. I have listed below a number of places with Scandinavian influence that have the delicious roll for sale tomorrow. You can, of course, grab some at your local grocer or bakery too even if they aren't Scandinavian. I've never encountered a bad cinnamon roll so no need to be picky about where you get them!
Kanelbullens Day originated in 1999 as a way to celebrate home baking and the delicious treat that has been loved by Sweden for decades. It is said that the bun as we know it today was invented in Sweden during the 1960's. The flavors of cinnamon and sugar had been popular since the 1920's when sugar and flour became more available for use. The Swedes however make their bun differently than we do here in the US. They don't use icing to cover the top, but rather a special pearl sugar (that doesn't melt) sprinkled with cardamom mixed in too. The buns are often much lighter than American versions as well.
The onsite eatery FIKA Cafe will be selling rolls for $3.50 all day while supplies last. The museum is also celebrating its 5 year anniversary of the Carl F. and Leslie A. Nelson Cultural Center by offering a $5 admission fee all day as well as a Skål moment to toast all the donors, members, volunteers, businesses, and staff who made the project possible. Stop in early to get your roll, enjoy the museum and then stick around until 6:00 pm for the Skål toast for a full Swedish experience!
IKEA offers kanelbulle for sale as a frozen take and bake option year round. It is a wheat dough bun sold in packs of 6. You can also stop at the IKEA restaurant for a bun and coffee for a true Swedish Fika (coffee break) experience Check your local Ikea menu for offerings.
This retailer isn't specifically offering a traditional Swedish bun, however they have some amazing alternatives plus they are on sale in celebration of Kanelbulle Dag!! Check out the link above to see if any of the options appeal to you.
I haven't been able to confirm that this location is participating in the celebration, however they offer a number of Scandinavian pastries and treats. My guess is that they will be so if you are in the area reach out to check or stop in. They make everything homemade which is why I wanted to include them here.
This place looks delicious! I haven't visited it myself yet, but will be soon. I checked out their menu online and they offer a caramel cinnamon swirl roll and a Swedish coffee bread (by order only).
Rice Lake, Osseo, Hayward, DeForest, WI
The menu is quite extensive at the Norske Nook so be sure to thumb through. I saw cinnamon breakfast rolls listed under the "Extra Additions".