buns

  • fastelavnsboller with almond filling

    Swedish Semlor (Fat Tuesday Buns)

    Silvia

    Swedes celebrate Fettisdagen, or Fat Tuesday, with the most delicious semlor. Semlor are sweet buns spiced with cardamom and filled with almond paste (or jam, if you prefer) and whipped cream. While they’re most popular to eat before Lent, semlor are so beloved in Sweden that you’ll now see them in many Swedish cafés year round. And a semla (singular of semlor) does go perfectly with a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate). I’ve shared a recipe for the Norwegian version, fastelavnsboller, here. I once visited Gothenburg right before Fat Tuesday and I ate so many semlor there and returned…

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  • Norwegian Almond Kringle

    Silvia

    A kringle (also called klippekrans in Norway) is a yeast based pastry filled with cinnamon sugar, sort of like a wreath of connected cinnamon buns. In fact I developed this recipe from my kanelboller (Norwegian cinnamon rolls) recipe. This almond kringle is also filled with ground almonds, though you can…

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  • Northern Norwegian Solboller (Sun Buns)

    Silvia

    The sun has finally started to return to Northern Norway after a long polar night when the sun didn’t rise at all, and after four years living in the North I know exactly how Northerners are celebrating – with solboller! Interestingly, Northern Norwegian solboller, or sun buns, are different from…

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  • Scandinavian Chocolate Buns (Sjokoladeboller)

    Silvia

    I was in Røros this week with my dog Alfie, and wow, what a beautiful winter wonderland Røros is. I loved walking through the snow covered streets and peering into all the shop windows. But since I had Alfie with me, I couldn’t actually go into any of them, which…

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  • Classic St Lucia Buns (Lussekatter)

    Silvia

    Wednesday is St. Lucia Day, which means I spent my Sunday baking lussekatter, or Swedish saffron buns! Norwegians and Swedes traditionally bake these fluffy Santa Lucia buns for Saint Lucia’s Day, but they are delicious year round. And wow, they make my home smell so good. St. Lucia saffron buns…

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  • St Lucia Buns (Lussekatter) with Cardamom Sugar Filling

    Silvia

    St. Lucia Day is this week, which means it’s time to bake some lussekatter, or Swedish saffron buns! Norwegians and Swedes traditionally bake these fluffy Santa Lucia buns for Saint Lucia’s Day on December 13th, but they are delicious year round. St. Lucia saffron buns are called lussekatter, or “Lucia’s…

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