Pulla Bread

A sweet Finnish bread usually enjoyed over a hot cup of coffee, perfect for a morning or afternoon tea.


  • 250g baker’s flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bread improver
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom seed
  • 20 g oil
  • 150ml warm milk
  • 100g melted butter
  • Castor sugar plus to sprinkle
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle

sugar syrup

  • 100g of castor sugar
  • 100 mil of water

Pulla Bread

The soft Finnish Pulla Bread is an everyday sweet treat in Finland. It comes in a range of different shapes; twirls, rolls and braids. Today, we’ve turned it into a scroll. 


Combine flour, salt, bread improver, sugar, yeast, cardamom and oil. Add most of the milk bring together, (Hold back a little milk to adjust moisture level.)

Knead for 10 minutes until dough is smooth.

Allow to develop. This will take approx 1 hr.

Knock back roll out to approximately 3mm thick, brush generously with butter sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll tightly to form a long sausage shape then cut on opposite diagonals to expose the scroll. Place on baking tray lined with baking paper and let prove for approximately  1 hour.

Bake in moderate oven for 20 mins until golden remove from oven and brush with sugar syrup.

Sugar syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan gently heat until sugar has dissolved then boil until reduced by approx 1/3.

Serve warm. Enjoyed your Finnish Pulla Bread with a hot cup of coffee. Perfect for a morning or afternoon tea.


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