4th of October = the cinnamon bun’s day

There are as many perfect cinnamon bun recipes as there are Swedes who like to bake…. I personally like to add some vanilla to the dough and also the filling. I’ve posted my best recipe before, but I’ll do it again:

100-150 g melted butter (cooled)
5 dl milk (full-cream)
50 g yeast (if dry yeast is used it has to correspond with 50g fresh)
1 dl sugar, 1,5 tsp vanilla sugar, 0,5 tsp salt, 1-1,3 dl wheatflour

Add the milk to the butter and then let the yeast dissolve, mix everything but the salt and 4 dl of the flour. (Beat the dough for about 10 min. Add flour until the dough feels good and releases from the bowl a bit). Add the salt, work the dough for about a minute. Allow the dough to rise for 45-60 min.

Pour the dough onto a table (with some flour on), divide it into two halves). Flatten one half at a time and spread soft butter on it. Sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and vanilla sugar over (make sure it is covered).

If you want to make rolls just roll it up like a Swiss roll and cut pieces about one inch thick. Place them in paper cups (you can also put them on a bakning tray but they will be flatter and bigger then).

If you want buns just fold the dough once and then cut slices about an inch thick, cut each slice again but not all the way up so that it lookes a bit like a pair of pants. Twirl the two “legs” around eachother and then swing the bun together a bit like a knot. (Practise makes perfect).

Let them rise 40 min., brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with some sugar (big crystals).

Bake approx. 5-8 min. until dark golden brown, in 250 Celcius = 482 F

Time for apple pie 

Homegrown apples make the perfect pies! My favorite pie is the type with the typical Swedish “crumb” crust (although I really like the pie with crust and lid as well). Served with a thick rich custard, or vanilla ice cream.

For the crumble mix flour, oatmeal, butter, vanilla sugar and a little sugar. Mix it well and sprinkle it on top of the cut apples.

Add some cinnamon and maybe a bit of syrup on top. Then bake it!

The cinnamon roll’s day 4th of October

  
The recipe is the same as the one in the post called fika (it’s my absolute favorite though)

With this recipe you can bake your own delicious cinnamon buns (or rolls if you want that).

100-150 g melted butter (warm)

5 dl milk (full-cream)

50 g yeast (if dry yeast is used it has to correspond with 50g fresh)

1 dl sugar

1,5 tsp vanilla sugar

0,5 tsp salt

1-1,3 dl wheatflour

Add the milk to the butter and then let the yeast dissolve, mix everything but the salt and 4 dl of the flour. (Beat the dough for about 10 min. Add flour until the dough feels good and releases from the bowl a bit). Add the salt, work the dough for about a minute. Allow the dough to rise for 45-60 min.

Pour the dough onto a table (with some flour on), divide it into two halves). Flatten one half at a time and spread soft butter on it. Sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and vanilla sugar over (make sure it is covered).

If you want to make rolls just roll it up like a Swiss roll and cut pieces about three cm thick. Place them in paper cups (you can also put them on a bakning tray but they will be flatter and bigger then).

If you want buns just fold the dough once and then cut slices about three cm thick, cut each slice again but not all the way up so that it lookes a bit like a pair of pants. Twirl the two “legs” around eachother and then swing the bun together a bit like a knot. (Practise makes perfect).

Let them rise 40 min., brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with some sugar (big crystals).

Bake approx. 5-8 min. until dark golden brown, in 250 Celcius = 482 F

The perfect cheese pie side for the crayfish/crawfish party

As I’ve mentioned before, mid August means crayfish/crawfish season in Sweden. And last year about that time I wrote how to prepare the star of those parties (the crayfish/crawfish). Now it’s time for one very common side dish the “Västerbotten” cheese pie. It can be done with any type of strong hard cheese, but here Västerbotten is preferred. 🎉

Make a pie crust (not sweetened) and bake it (if you make very small pies you can take a shortcut by using puff paste).

Grate the cheese (approx. 1 + 1/3 cup) mix it with 6 eggs, 1+1/2 cup milk, 1 cup full cream (the milk and cream should be brought Tova boil and then put the cheese in and at the end the eggs) and season it with pepper and maybe some salt.

Bake the pie 45 minutes in 302 F

I also like to fry some leek and sprinkle over or put in the pie or sprinkle chives on top.

Other great sides are mushroom pies, salads, cold sour cream sauces and garlic bread.