This recipe for Korvapuusti, Finish cinnamon roles, uses the Nisu recipe for its dough. Nisu is a sweet bread with a strong cardamon flavor that combines beautifully with the cinnamon used in the filling for these breakfast rolls. Follow the nisu recipe to create your dough and then come back here to for the filling instructions and how to cut, finish and bake the korvapuusti.

  • For the dough, follow the recipe for Nisu
  • For the filling
    • 3 TBL brown sugar
    • 3 tsp cinnamon
    • butter, melted in the microwave (only enough to brush a coat over the rolled out dough)
    • 1 egg
    • sparkling sugar (or pearl sugar)
  • Exact measurements are not important
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix to combine. Depending upon how much dough you have, you may need to make more filling mix. The quantities are meant to give guidance on the ratio of brown sugar to cinnamon
  • Using a rolling pin, roll the nisu dough into a rectangle shape. You want the dough to be rolled out thinly, approximately ⅛-to-¼” thick. The “rectangle” should be a max size of 8×14″; again, measurements are not important but if your rectangle is too big it’s harder to work with
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the butter over the rolled out dough
  • Using your hands, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly making sure to get to all the edges (you want the cinnamon sugar in EVERY bite)
  • Roll the pastry up from the small side until a snake is formed
  • Once rolled, use a knife (or a dough cutter) to cut the dough into two inch triangles. The “triangles” are accomplished by cutting on the diagonal and then switching the angle with each cut
  • Grease a cookie sheet lightly and place the cinnamon rolls on the sheet, seam side up
  • Use your finger to press into the center of each roll so that the sides bulge out
  • Cover the rolls with a towel and allow them to rise for another hour, until doubled again
  • Preheat oven to 400° F
  • Once the rolls have risen, whisk an egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to brush each roll with the egg
  • Sprinkle some sparkling sugar, or pearl sugar, on each roll
  • Bake for 10-to-15 minutes, or until golden brown

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