Celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day with this Tasty Recipe

October 4th is a special day for lovers of the delicious cinnamon bun – yum! All across Sweden, families and loved ones gather together to celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day by making – and enjoying – this classic homemade treat.

Be inspired to embrace this wonderful Swedish tradition for yourself with our simple recipe. Why not take a moment this week to slow down, pause and reconnect with the simple joy of baking from scratch?

Let us know how you go by sharing your buns on Instagram with #kikkiKLove.

Ingredients

300ml / 1 ¼ cup whole milk
1 tsp ground cardamom seeds
50g / ¼ cup butter
425g / 3.4 cups plain flour
7g / 1 small packet fast action yeast
60g /⅓ cup caster sugar

¼ tsp fine salt
1 egg, beaten lightly
Oil, to grease

For the filling

75g /⅓ cup cup butter, softened
50g / ½ cup dark brown sugar
2tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt

To finish

1 egg, beaten lightly
Demerara sugar, to sprinkle

Method

Start by heating the milk until steaming in a pan with the cardamom. Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes before taking off the heat. Allow to cool until lukewarm. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. There is no need to add water to the yeast before adding this in. Make a well in the bowl and add in the lightly beaten egg and the warm milk mixture. Combine with a wooden spoon.

Using your hands, kneed for 5 minutes on a floured surface until the mixture feels soft and springy. Place dough into a greased bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm to prove for at least 45 minutes. Meanwhile, make your filling by beating together each ingredient until well combined.

Once your dough has risen, take it out of the bowl, knock back and roll into a 35cm x 25cm rectangle. Spread the filling evenly onto dough and roll tightly into a Swiss roll shape. Cut into 7 equal sized buns and line up on a baking tray. Leave to prove a second time for 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. The dough should spring back easily when you press it lightly.

When ready to bake, heat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark six and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Be Inspired to Plan your Dreams and Goals – Q&A with Jordan Clark

We love seeing how kikki.K fans are using their favourite products, so we asked the amazing Jordan Clark to show us how she was inspired to use our new Life is Wonderful Refillable Leather Notebook. Jordan has built a passionate community who love seeing her bullet journal ideas, letter art and organisation tips. Find out how she is using our latest Notebook to plan her dreams and goals in her video and short Q&A below.

 

Jordan Used…

Leather Refillable Notebook
Leather Notebook Refills
Decorative Tape
Paper Clips
Mini Wooden Pegs
Porcelain Jewellery Dish
Porcelain Trinket Box 
Sticker book
Metal Rollerball Pen
Coloured Permanent Markers
Adhesive Notes
Life is Wonderful Collection

Do you enjoy keeping a journal? What are the benefits you have found from doing so?

Yes, I love keeping a journal! I’ve kept a journal ever since I was a child, and have loved being able to look back on all my memories that I otherwise would have forgotten over the years. I also love journalling as a way of relaxing at the end of a long day! It helps calm my mind and reflect on everything that happened.

Which different ways did you use this refillable notebook?

I used the refillable notebook in several different ways! One way was to make gratitude lists at the end of each day in order to reflect on what I appreciate. Another way was to plan some of my goals, so each day I know what to do to work towards them! And finally, I used the refillable notebook to sketch and doodle whenever I wanted a little break to be creative!

How did you enjoy the flexibility to create a set-up personalised to your life?

I absolutely loved being able to set up the journal however I wanted! I like having the freedom to switch things up when I get bored, or whenever I want to try out something new. I also loved being able to separate things into the different notebooks inside the journal!

Tell us a little about your daily routine. How do you ensure you make time for the things that make you happy?

Since I work from home, having a routine ensures I’m able to achieve all the goals I’ve set for myself. Morning is my favorite time of day, so I like to wake up early so that I have lots of extra time for drinking coffee, reading, and taking things slow before I begin my work.

The number of hours I work varies each day – I often end up working late into the night because I’m so excited about the project I’m working on! To make sure I have time for things that make me happy, I schedule a day or two each week that are completely open, so I have the freedom to do whatever I’d like! This gives me a break from my usual work and allows me to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

What stationery item can you not live without?

I can’t live without at least a few notebooks! I’m always jotting down ideas, sketching, or making lists- so I love having a collection of notebooks to keep everything in!

If you’re inspired to pause and take time to discover your own wonderful life, grab our latest notebook and start your own journey to creativity today!

How to Decorate your Planner and Make Life Wonderful

There is so much wonder and so much to be grateful for in life. Organise your days in style and welcome more joy into your everyday with our latest Life is Wonderful Leather Personal Planner.

Take some time to appreciate the beauty around you as you plan your days and and organise your time. Watch our video below and discover some of our favourite ways decorate your Personal Planner. And remember, life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful!

We used…

Leather Personal Planner
Leather Stickers
Metal Heart Keyring
Sticker Book
Paper Clips
Paper Lover’s Book
B5 Daily Notes Pad
Scissors
Everyday Gel Pens
Quote Cards
Adhesive Notes

Make your mark with personal touches

Each day should be filled with the things that bring you joy, so it’s important to decorate your Planner with elements that make you smile. Our Life is Wonderful Collection is perfect for this, and for that added personal touch, we’ve used gorgeous Leather Stickers, the beautiful Metal Heart Keyring, and more stickers and paper cut-outs from the Sticker Book and Paper Lover’s Book, attached with elegant Gold Paper Clips.

Add some fun to your days

Life is beautiful, especially when you remember to schedule in a little fun to your weeks. Why not create a list of fun things to do as well as your must-do tasks and special events? We’ve used the B5 Daily Notes Pad and gorgeous cut-outs from the Paper Lover’s Book, attached with gold Paper Clips.

Remember to live in the moment

Add a personal touch to your planner with quotes and beautiful messages to remind you to pause and enjoy the little moments. We’ve added some daily inspiration with Quote Cards and a range of different stickers.

Create your bucket list

Creating a bucket list using the sweet heart-shaped Adhesive Notes in this collection means you can easily update your list as you complete each item. Whether your list is for must-visit travel destinations or something else entirely, make sure you keep it at the forefront of your mind by giving it a home in your planner. Why not attach photos and other inspiration as well? We’ve attached ours with stickers from this collection’s Sticker Book.

Stay organised and embrace the wonder in everyday with this gorgeous Personal Planner.

And don’t forget to let us know how you’re using your planner on social media with the tag #kikkiKPlannerLove

How to Decorate your Cute Diary for School

Get set to start a new school year with positive vibes and a whole heap of cuteness with our 2019 Cute Diary. Watch our video for creative ideas on how to decorate yours with some of our favourite products, and let’s make 2019 your best year ever!

We used…

2019 Cute Diary
Mini Weekly Planner Pad
Cute Paper Lover’s Book
Soft Stickers Sheet
Adhesive Notes
To Do List Pad
Pom Pom Paper Clips
Large Paper Clip
Greeting Cards
Rotating Stamp and Ink Pad
Everyday Ballpoint Pens

Create a weekly to do list

Your diary should be your go-to tool for all your tasks and everyday organisation. Keeping track of what’s coming up each week is simple with our adhesive Mini Weekly Planner Pad. Simply fill out your major weekly tasks, tear off and stick to the first page of your diary each week for quick reference. We used stickers from our Cute Paper Lover’s Book to add a little extra personality – but you could use any stickers from kikki.K, or simply let the adhesive pages do the work for you. The best part is, you can simply replace your list whenever you need to!

Make a note of key dates and deadlines

The best way to start a new year is to go through your diary and make note of any important dates, birthdays, holidays and other important events to ensure you’re well prepared. Taking the time to do this properly at the beginning of the year will save you time each month and ensure you don’t miss anything. Be sure to continue to add in any major dates as they year progresses – assessments, assignment deadlines and other special events that will pop up.

To mark important dates and events in our diary, we’ve used a variety of stickers and cut-outs from the Paper Lover’s Book and Soft Stickers Sheet as well as Adhesive Notes, To Do List Pads, Pom Pom Paper Clips, the Large Paper Clip and even one of the oh-so-cute Greeting Cards from the Cute Collection. But our all-time favourites for marking important dates is the Rotating Stamp and Ink Pad Set, which includes a rotatable rubber stamp and ink pad with the following messages and designs:

    • MONDAY
    • TUESDAY
    • WEDNESDAY
    • THURSDAY
    • FRIDAY
    • SATURDAY
    • SUNDAY
    • HEART DESIGN
    • XOXO
    • STAR DESIGN
    • IMPORTANT
    • DOT DESIGN

Save time by keeping your diary up to date

Make more time for the things you love by keeping your diary up to date. Proper organisation is the key to working smarter, not harder. Taking 10-15 minutes each day to make sure all your notes are copied into your diary and your to do list is up-to-date will save you time in the long run. Keep everything coordinated as you put pen to paper each day with our adorable Everyday Ballpoint Pens.

Remember to enjoy each moment

Being organised is the first step in inviting more balance and calm into your days, but it’s also so important to embrace each moment and have fun as well. The beauty of this Cute Diary is that it’s packed full of little reminders to pause and enjoy life. As your year progresses, remember to stop and be grateful, consider all the things that bring you joy and note them down. Decorate your pages as you go with all the wonderful products in our Cute Collection.

Embrace a little sunshine each day with our 2019 Cute Diary and make this year one to remember!

Don’t forget to let us know how you’re using your diary on social media with #kikkikcutediarylove