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cinnamon bun knot

Cinnamon Bun Knot

Inspired by the Swedish Kardemummabulla (cardamom buns) I've created a cinnamon filled version instead. The knots are really simple to create once you've seen how they're done.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Proving time 1 hr


  • For the dough
  • 2 1/4 cups 00 flour 320g
  • ½ tbsp fast yeast around 3g
  • 3/4 cup luke warm water 200ml
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp caster sugar 5g
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30ml
  • For cinnamon filling
  • 150 g room temperature butter
  • 100 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • OPTIONAL Frosting
  • 5 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter margarine
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp plant based milk or water


  • For the dough
  • Add the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl and combine then slowly pour in the luke warm water and olive oil and bring together
  • Once combined move onto an oiled clean surface and knead for around 5 minute, if the dough is difficult to work with heavily flour the work surface. The texture should be soft and well brought together (you should be able to stretch the dough without it ripping)
  • Clean the mixing bowl and drizzle a little olive oil around the bottom, then place the dough inside, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for around 1 hour (or until doubled in height)
  • Create the cinnamon filling by simply creaming the butter and sugar together and setting aside
  • Once the dough has risen knock back the air then form into a neat ball of dough
  • Flour the work surface and a rolling pin and roll out into a rectangle less than 1cm thick
  • Spread the cinnamon filling over the top of the rectangle until covered then fold the sheet of dough in half (bringing the two shortest sides together)
  • Using a sharp knife, (score first) then slice down the shortest side of the dough to create 8-10 thin strips
  • Take each strip and begin the knot by by grabbing each end like a shoelace and forming the first know (just like tying your laces before the bow) then once the knot is in the middle, simply take each loose end and tuck under itself to create the circular shape
  • Don't worry if they don't look 'perfect' they will look beautiful once proven and baked
  • Place into a greased baking dish or muffin tin and leave to rest for a further 20 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC and bake for around 25-30 minutes (if you notice the top catching simply cover loosely in baking parchment)
  • Allow to cool fully before dusting with icing sugar and enjoy
  • Simply mix the ingredients together until a thick creamy frosting has formed then drizzle over the top


You can find the tutorial over on my instagram story highlights which I've just linked here. It's titled 'Knots'.
You can finish these by simple dusting with icing sugar instead of creating a thick frosting. 
Keyword cinnamon buns, cinnamon knot, cinnamon twist bread, kardamommabulla