Usually decorated with icing, but at my Mum’s cousin’s funeral – she got the idea to do them with coarse salt. Insanely yummy.
I don’t like green Christmases. They’re not green—they’re just nasty faded browns and grays. L. M. Montgomery
I’m baking this year as well, but here is a look back to previous Decembers. French Christmas Sablés (I admit I had my concerns of the flavour, but they grew on me as I ate. When I had guests, these biscuits disappeared very quickly.) Jewish cakes (Always a big hit) Norwegian kakemenn Peppermint creams Sirupsnipper Serina… Continue reading Previous years’ Christmas recipes
Jussi Björling’s Swedish version of O Holy Night.
Three candles are lit. One more Sunday before Christmas.
It’s December 13, or Saint Lucia’s day today. What better day to make Lucia buns? The recipe has been translated and adapted from this one. Ingredients 50 g yeast 500 ml milk 150 g butter 250 g quark cheese 2 dl sugar 0.5 g saffron 0.5 tsp turmeric 1.6 liter all purpose flour, plus… Continue reading Lussekatter
The text mentions lighting a thousand Christmas candles. In Norwegian the words lys (light) & hus (house) can be replaced somewhat in lyrics like these for rhyming purposes, resulting in funny songs around the Christmas table. Or that might just be my family.
Pulling out all the cookie cutters. What does the fox say?