korvapuusti or finnish cinnamon bun recipe!

korvapuusti, finnish baking
korvapuusti, finnish baking recipe, cinnamon buns

i’ve shared our korvapuusti recipe before. the name korvapuusti is finnish for “slapped ear” based on the appearance of the bun. they are a common treat in finnish cafe’s and homes. they are simple to make, with most of the time spent waiting for the dough to rise.

this summer these treats became a camping tip hit in our family. DH would bake them before a camping getaway, and then we would enjoy them during our cool summer mornings at camp.


1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups scalded whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
11/2 tsp salt
6-7 cups flour
1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cinnamon sugar

1 egg *since we are an egg free family, we use coffee or a milk/ butter combo

– dissolve the yeast in the water and add the milk, sugar, salt, and half of the flour. mix vigorously for one minute.
– stir in butter and enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
– knead until smooth, about 10 minutes
– place dough in greased bowl and let rise in a warm location until size has doubled. may take up to 2-3 hours depending on current temperature.
– pre-heat oven to 375 F
– roll out half the dough into a 12 by 18 inch rectangle. spread with butter (DH melts butter and brushes it on) and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
– roll rectangle firmly into a log roll. cut roll diagonally to make triangular:ish pieces and press down on centre of each korvapuusti spreading out the cut ends.
– glaze each korvapuusti. place rolls onto greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
– do the same with the other half of the dough.

korvapuusti, finnish baked goods, baking recipe
korvapuusti, finnish baked treats, cinnamon buns


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my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures!
these are perfect school lunches too!

xo, mama lola
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  1. says

    These look delish – can’t wait to try them for breakfast (or maybe an after school snack…hmmm…) 😀 Thanks for sharing – coming from Nifty Thrifty Things!

    Danielle @ BusyMomsHelper.com

  2. says

    This is making me sufferrrrrrr!!!! LOL delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

  3. says

    How fun to learn that it means slapped ear. Plus, I will take cinnamon rolls any way I can get them! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #31.

    ~Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater.com