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Saturday, 25 January 2014


What is to do on a blustery winter afternoon (besides stitching, of course)? 
Nothing beats the smell of home baking!

 I came across this recipe for Swedish bullar - buns. My Swedish friend gave me her recipe many years ago, when we were staying with them during our summer holiday. A million years and two house moves later, I just could not find it, so I am pleased I have seen this one. 
There are many versions of this recipe, but many involve measures in "cups" rather then weight ; I tend to stay away from these, measuring in cups is not something we in England are very used to. The question is - how big is the cup? Is it American or European cup? Too complicated! This version, thankfully, gives you both.

We have been eating bullar during our many holidays in Sweden, accompanied by strong Swedish coffee, of course. 

The bullar I made today are with cardamon and cinnamon. Most bullar I have had in Sweden are sprinkled with pearl sugar, not very easily obtained in England, unless you happen to live near Ikea. So I sprinkled my buns with demerara sugar (poor substitute) or flaked almonds.
As our Swedish friends will notice, I chose the easy option of just rolling up the dough and slicing it into rounds, rather then twisting it round my fingers, method which I have not yet mastered.

But the result - a wonderful smell all around the house - is just the same.

Now it is time for our "fika" .

I hope you will enjoy your Sunday, whatever your weather!

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  1. I can smell them from here they look delicious !!!

  2. Oh my I think I can smell them here in Australia! They do look delicious.

  3. They look delicious-- would have loved to join you with the fika.

  4. mouthwatering, they look delicious, have not heard of pearl sugar must check it out next visit to Ikea, fortunately we have one not too fat away

  5. Kanelbullar! Love them!
    I also use flaked almond and suger.
    I mix cardamon or cinnamon with butter and sugar. Somtimes I do them with vanilla, "Vaniljbullar"
    What a wonderful railway you have in your garder!

  6. Hello Radka, Oh yes, this smell!! Simply wonderful! I make those bullars when our children are around - in summer - but I love them so much, too. And you know how we call them in German: "Snailnoodles", haha.

  7. Wow! Whish I could come for a cup!

  8. Voní až sem Radko! Moc krásné! A super vychytávka péct je v košíčcích...
    Pohodový večer, zdravím Helena

  9. Thanks for the recipe and pics.
    Just what i was craving for. Delicious!

  10. They look wickedly delicious and I am now feeling very hungry!

    Love your new header, and your post reminded me that I might just find my winter clematis in flower.
    It is and a joyful sight. Couldn't get a photo as the little darlings were waving in the wind.

    Now to resist the biscuit tin!


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