Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

Posted by on Jun 8, 2022 in Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, yeast bread | 0 comments

Cinnamon Rolls in most any form are awesome. This version, with a top of crusted Swedish Pearl Sugar, is wonderfully crunchy and not as hardcore-sweet as frosting variations.

Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

First of all, I know people are already asking: what is Swedish Pearl Sugar? It’s sugar that consists of large granules that hold their shape while baking at moderate temperatures. No, you cannot substitute with regular sugar or even turbinado sugar. Pearl Sugar is unique.

Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

I like Lars’ Own brand. I get it off of Amazon, and you can, too. [affiliate link] I have a number of other recipes on Bready or Not that utilize Pearl Sugar as well. I can help you use up that bag!

Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

So, enough about the sugar. The recipe here is written for the bread machine, but of course, modify to make it in a stand mixer or by hand. This is an enriched dough, meaning it has eggs and butter, so expect it to have a yellow tint.

Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

The baked-up rolls are divine little swirls that are incredibly fun to unspool. The Pearl Sugar adds a satisfying crunch in contrast to the soft, buttery bread.

Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

This is a great recipe for a special breakfast or dessert–but do keep in mind that they are best eaten within a day. After that, they get stodgy, but they are still edible. I highly recommend freezing some rolls very soon after baking, as they will thaw later as if they were just made!

Bready or Not: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Machine

A bread machine makes these delicious Swedish Cinnamon Roll all the more convenient and enjoyable! The enriched dough is topped with a crusting of baked-in Swedish Pearl Sugar, which adds a crunch and a light touch of sweetness.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: swedish pearl sugar, yeast bread
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Beth Cato

Equipment

  • bread machine
  • large baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast one packet

Filling

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1 egg room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Swedish pearl sugar

Instructions

  • Melt butter on the stove top or in the microwave. Add milk and heat until they are lukewarm. Place in bread machine. Add sugar, salt, flour, cardamom, and yeast. Begin dough cycle on machine. Check on dough as it mixes, adding more flour or milk, if needed. Let it complete its first rise.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour a surface. Dump out dough and roll it out into a rectangle about 1/3″ thick. Spread softened butter all over the surface. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle it over the butter. Roll the dough up to form a long log.
  • Use a sharp knife or a piece of unwaxed dental floss to slice up 12 individual rolls. Set spaced out on prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel to rise for 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven at 425-degrees.
  • Brush beaten egg atop rolls. Sprinkle them with pearl sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. A digital thermometer in the middle of a center roll should read over 190-degrees. Cool for at least 15 minutes before eating.
  • Swedish Cinnamon Rolls are best eaten within a day. If promptly frozen, they will keep for a prolonged period–just eat them soon after thawing.

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