Initially, I intended to make Swedish cinnamon buns. I found a recipe and got some crucial ingredients: ground cardamom, cinnamon and pearl sugar. But eventually, I replaced the cinnamon filling with chocolate, as Luca doesn’t like cinnamon and he seemed to expect me to use Nutella instead.

The recipe I chose was quite nice (Swedish Cinnamon Buns by Shiran). The dough is very easy to make and handle and is beautifully soft. From the beginning of the process, I liked the recipe and method!

The hardest part was to handle the replacement, Nutella. My advice on using Nutella for baking is to spread it very thinly on the dough. Otherwise, it gets extremely sticky and affects the shape of the soft dough. I might have used too much Nutella as some of the dough was hard to shape and even collapsed. Luca looked at it and still said: ‘This looks so delicious!’

It turns out that the chocolate buns with a hint of cardamom smell wonderful, of course, taste really nice and we love them. But I do want to try the original recipe of cinnamon buns next time. 🙂


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