The tradition of cinnamon buns as we know them started in Sweden in the early 1920s. The delicious pastries, "kanelbullar" in Swedish, have become a beloved part of the country's culinary heritage and their unique "fika" culture. So much so that two decades ago, the treat got its own day in the calendar and is now officially celebrated every year on October 4th - even Finland celebrates their own Korvapuustipäivä on the same day.
The classic recipe
The classic cinnamon bun recipe features a soft, slightly sweet dough swirled with cinnamon and sugar, often topped with a sugary glaze or pearl sugar.
In today's world however, dietary requirements and preferences have widely diversified. While people are adopting different lifestyles and various diets, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and low-sugar, the traditional cinnamon bun recipes must adapt to meet these demands.
Time for something new...
Vegan: for those following a vegan or plant-based lifestyle, traditional animal-based ingredients such as butter and milk are substituted with plant-based alternatives
Gluten-free: with gluten-free flour blends, individuals with gluten sensitivities or intolerance can enjoy their juicy and tasty treats just as well
Sugar reduction: concerns regarding sugar intake is on the rise and the baking and confectionery industry need to respond to the growing need for delights with reduced sugar content, yet while keeping the delicious taste
Healthier ingredients: as health awareness is a growing trend within the population, many food ingredients gain attention and require alternatives for the health-conscious
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