Kategori: Swedish

Advent Sunday

Unfortunetly the weather isn’t at all indicative of this time of year. These couple of weeks before Christmas are the favorite of many a Swede and tightly so, it’s the cosiest time of year!

Isbjörnens kaviar

Breakfast isn’t the same without some salty Swedish caviar…

Cinnamon scented house

The whole house smells of cinnamon, a lovely homey smell. I love it!

We just finnished baking about 60 or so Swedish cinnamon buns. Beautifully soft and sweet buns, that are probably the BEST baked good EVER!

Nybakta kanelbullar

Två dagar senare är bullarna äntligen klara… Ja, ibland blir det inte som man tänkt sig… 🙂

Kanelbullens dag

The 4th of October is Kanelbullens dag or the Cinnamon bun day. The best way to celebrate would be to eat lots and lots of beautiful homemade kanelbullar…
Waiting for the oven

Might as well be making lots of them at once

In Sweden it’s popular to eat them warm with a glass of milk
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Crayfish party

Obviously, this being Sweden and August we did make sure to have a Crayfish Party, be it small with 4 people, but we did have one…

I love Crayfish or at is called in Sweden Kräftor. These are usually fished in the end of august, and only then since they are fishing for crayfish is outlawed the rest of the year.  The crayfish are boiled in a brine of salt water and crown dill and local variations may include beer or other alcoholic drinks. They are however served cold and eaten with the fingers along with breads, butters, cheeses, pies and salads, to name a few.

Usually served with a cold one and/or some akvavit or brännvin (a flavored spirit) along with a festive attitude with songs and costumes of sorts. Hats, bibs and decorations of ”Man on the Moon” and lanterns are typical. Maybe you remember the lovely homemade hats that my friends made of the Crayfish Party a couple of years ago???

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Karoleen – Photographer © 2005-2011 All Rights Reserved.
Contact me at mail@karoleen.se .
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