In Sweden, and other Scandinavian countries, saffron rolls are baked only during the Christmas holidays, starting with St. Lucia’s Day on December 13th, also known as the Festival of Light.
Anyway, because it’s a celebration day, and because I have the kitchen for myself, that implies baking your own cake … or cakes for that matter. Because why have one cake when you can have several?
When you talk about Italy, it’s hard not to mention the classics: the sun, the singing language, the traffic… and most importantly, la cucina: the insalata caprese, the antipasti, the involtini, the gelati, pizza and, of course, pasta! In particular, the most famous one of them, pasta carbonara.
To start this weekend sweetly, would you care for a madeleine? A lemon madeleine, of course!
Last night, I was re-watching season 1 of The Great British Bake Off. The second bake off takes place in Scotland and the theme was biscuits with, of course, the famous shortbreads as a signature bake.
I won’t lie, shortbreads are by far my favourite biscuits. So I decided to bake some this Sunday.
Coffee… (almost) everyone likes it.
And Greece has a certain penchant for that beverage.