Category Archives: Baking

Icelandic Rjómabollur (Bun-Day Buns)

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  Icelandic Bun Day (Bolludagur) Spoiler alert ! If you’re on a diet, you might put on a pound or two reading this post. Imagine being awakened to the sound of your kids yelling “bolla, bolla, bolla”  (“buns, buns, buns”) … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

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A Treat for Santa What did you leave for Santa to munch on?  Instead of cookies and milk, we fueled him up on some home made palmiers.  You might know them as elephant ears, butterflies, palm leaf cookies, or French … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry (Pâte Feuilletée)

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Yes, You Can Make Puff Pastry Pssst. . . you want to make puff pastry? Who me? You want ME to make puff pastry? Yes, YOU. It’s not complicated. Way easier than you think. It’s just a folding and rolling … Continue reading

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Two Cheese Quiche

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What’s for Dinner? So, one day you open the fridge and find left over cheese and a handful of scallions.  You better use them now or they will go to waste.  Hmmm. . . no, we had pizza delivery last … Continue reading

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Pâte Brisée

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 Pâte Brisée Pâte Brisée is the ideal dough for pâte, pies, tarts and quiche. The key to making this rich, crisp crust is using cold butter and ice  water. Oli used a stand mixer this time, but you can use a food … Continue reading

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Saffransbullar Swedish Saffron Christmas Bread

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 Just a Twist of the Dough December 13, St. Lucia Day,  marks the official start of the Christmas season in Sweden. The aroma of Lussekatter, fragrant saffron buns studded with raisins permeates the air. Throughout Sweden people meet for breakfast, brunches … Continue reading

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Sörur – Chocolate Glazed Buttercream Macaroons

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Every now and then we have a guest blogger. This time Oli’s daughter shares her favorite cookies. Dagrún Ása Ólafsdóttir “There are not many things that remind me more of Christmas than “Sörur“ as they are called in Icelandic and … Continue reading

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Lussekatter

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Fond Memories It was finally December 13. In the first light of dawn, she quietly dressed in a long white angel-like robe and tied a red sash around her waist.  She prepared a small tray of coffee and golden saffron … Continue reading

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