Sweden: St. Lucia saffron buns

Lussekatter1Will you have some buns? Saffron buns, I mean.

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.

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St-Nicholas’ Mannele

Mannele 1-2With December fast approaching, you may have seen, in many bakers’ windows, small man-shaped brioches named Mannele (or Mannala, or Jean Bonhomme).

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China: Mantou steamed buns

Mantou 1-2For today’s Sunday baking post, I decided to go into what is for me uncharted territory: Chinese cuisine. While I do enjoy eating Chinese, it’s not a cuisine I ever tried doing. I think the subtlety of flavours is kind of intimidating. To me, at least.

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Easy bread rolls

bread rolls 3I have been meaning to make a Sunday Baking post for a while, but it seems that I am suffering from a bad case of goldfish, also known as I-knew-I-had-to-do-something-but-I-can’t-remember.

It suddenly hit me yesterday when I realized I was out of bread for breakfast. Thankfully, the pantry was not out of bread basics so I was able to make those rolls. Lire la suite

Spinach Pizza Dough

Spinach pizza dough-1I was quite seriously considering another theme post, involving today’s World Cup final. I had even found a nice combination of German and Argentinean recipes. But it’s monsoon season here, and I don’t feel brave enough to go out in the rain and pick up the missing ingredients.

So I figured I’d make something that will finally conjure up summer: spanakopizza, as my dad called it. Otherwise known as spinach pizza dough.

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