Flavors of Sweden: Cinnamon Buns, Three Ways

Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:00am to 12:30pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

Cinnamon buns are probably the most iconic sweet baked goods in Sweden. Almost any Swede knows how to bake them and does so on a regular basis to make sure they never run out. Johanna, who is a Swede living in Brooklyn, grew up having these buns every day after school. She thinks they are the best treat for fika, the Swedish coffee break, and would love to teach you how to make them with different flavors and shapes.

Traditionally these buns are made with a cardamom flavored sweet dough, filled with different types of buttery fillings and shaped into classic rolls, knots, or festive braided lengths. In this class, you will learn how to shape the dough in three different shapes with three delicious fillings.



Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Cardamom Knots

Babka-Shaped Cinnamon Braid with Dark Chocolate 


Equipment and Ingredient List for the class found here; check before buying a ticket.

This menu contains the following common allergens: Egg, Dairy, Wheat, Tree Nuts (almonds are optional to eliminate tree nuts from the class). If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.


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Johanna Kindvall is a Swedish cook and food illustrator based in Brooklyn. She is the author & illustrator of Smörgåsbord: The Art of Swedish Breads and Savory Treats (Ten Speed Press, 2017) and co-author of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break (Ten Speed Press, 2015). In 2005, she created her illustrated cooking blog, Kokblog where she shares illustrated recipes of the things she cooks at home. Johanna loves sharing the flavors of Scandinavian food traditions and for the last few years she teaches baking and cooking at places like Archestratus in Brooklyn and COOK in Philadelphia.

Her illustrated work has been featured in various books and magazines all over the world. If she is not drawing, she is in the kitchen baking.

Photo courtesy of Johanna Kindvall