Finnish shrovetide – puustelli usa

Shrovetide precedes the beginning of Lent–a 40-day Easter fast practiced among the Catholic and the Orthodox Christians. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe without cream cheese The word Lent originally meant spring season. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe cream cheese However, in Finland after the Reformation, fasting is no longer done—we love our amazing food!

Long ago activities included sledding events and, as traditions goes, the farther you sled…the taller your flax would grow and the bigger your vegetables would become. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe with yeast Another bit of traditional Shrovetide festivities included the sauna. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe laura vitale The sauna has always been in our Finnish culture. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast We were told it was very important to be quiet in the sauna, or you could be cursed with hordes of flies and mosquitoes during the next summer! And, finally, there was also a superstition about Shrovetide weather. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe easy If the sun is shining on Shrovetide, it will be a good year. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without bread machine If it snows, it will snow every day until Easter.

In current times, Finns generally celebrate two days of this festival.


Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch We start with Shrove Sunday and end with Shrove Tuesday. Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe cinnabon Sunday is often a family day full of activities. Cinnabon cinnamon roll frosting recipe Contingent on the weather; people go sledding, ice-skating, cross-country and downhill skiing! Often schools organize a fun Shove Day for students! Older students usually create their own activities…. Cinnamon bun icing recipe without cream cheese including, sledding competitions, music, barbequing and general partying in the snow.

“During Shrovetide, these irresistible sweet buns are everywhere. Cinnamon roll icing cream cheese Eating two or three at one sitting is not uncommon. Cinnamon sticky buns recipe no yeast Naturally, you need a beverage for these dearly loved buns and Finns drink coffee or hot chocolate—but, anything goes with this treat!”

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in a few tbsp of milk. Easy sticky cinnamon bun recipe Melt the butter and add the remaining milk. Cinnamon sticky buns recipe biscuits When the milk-butter mixture is lukewarm, add it to the yeast along with the cardamom, sugar and egg. Sticky cinnamon bun starbucks recipe Mix in half the flour and work to a smooth, goopy dough. Sticky cinnamon rolls recipe Let rest for a minute or two, then work in the rest of the flour in batches, kneading (or working with the dough hook in a mixer) until you have a shiny, springy dough. Cinnamon roll frosting recipe without cream cheese (You probably won’t need all the flour – this is supposed to be a fairly loose dough.) Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise until doubled, about 40-60 minutes.

Gently press down the dough, kneading a few times and cut into twelve pieces. Best cinnamon bun filling recipe Form each piece into a smooth, round bun and let rise for another 20 minutes or so on a baking sheet. Easy cinnamon roll filling recipe Brush with lightly whipped egg and bake at 225°C (425°F for about 15 minutes. Cinnamon bread recipe without yeast Place on a rack to cool.

Once the buns are cooled, cut off about a third of the top and set aside. Easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Scrape off a bit of the bottom part. Sweet roll dough recipe for bread machine Take the scraped-out filling and mix it with the almond paste (easier if you’ve shredded it), lemon peel, bitter almond and enough butter and cream to form a soft paste. The best cinnamon bun recipe ever Spread over the bottom of the buns, replace the caps and dust with icing sugar.

If you choose to use strawberry jam (which I prefer) don’t prepare almond paste – fill the bottom parts with jam and pipe whipped cream around the edges of the bun. Easy cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Top with the caps and dust with icing sugar.

I am so happy to see that the US is experiencing its own kind of Nordic Shrovetide as the Nordic food trend is booming in America! You will find these sweet buns filled with jam and whipped cream from many bakeries around the country–most likely from communities with Scandinavian roots.

Scandinavian chefs are talking about the “New Nordic” as a new concept in food. Cinnamon roll dough recipe for bread machine Translated this means the ability to find luxury in simple things (as Scandinavians are inherently good at this.) This sweet bun is a very good example–It has basic ingredients and relies on doing a lot with very little. Cinnamon roll frosting cream cheese Flour, yeast, cardamom, cream and tangy jam are all that is needed to transform this into a fabulous pastry.

I have heard there has been much enthusiasm for these buns at the Fika Cafe located in the National American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Mini cinnamon rolls no yeast I will need to check this out this year. Cinnamon bun recipe bread maker Lucky to live in Minneapolis!!

“Another special Shrovetide food is called Hernekeitto—a slow-cooked pea soup. Cinnamon roll recipe bread machine Typically, pea soup is best when cooked in a giant pot for over 100 people, but this recipe is still delicious when made for smaller groups. Cinnamon roll recipe bread machine dough It gets its deep flavor from being cooked with smoked pork. Cinnamon roll recipe from scratch no yeast One of my traditions is to save some ham from Christmas and when Shrovetide comes each year, I look forward to once again that smoky, hearty soup in my kitchen.”

Rinse the peas and soak them overnight in plenty of water. Swedish cinnamon buns recipe uk Transfer (with the soaking water) to a large pot and bring to a boil. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast Peel the onions and cut them into chunks. Cinnamon roll glaze no cream cheese Add the rest of the water and the pork, onions and marjoram and let simmer on a low heat for about two to three hours, until the peas go all mushy and start clouding and thickening the water.

Remove the pork shank from the pot and scrape the meat from the bone. Cinnamon roll icing recipe easy Shred the meat into small pieces and add back in the pot. Easy cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese frosting Season with hot mustard and pepper (and salt to taste).

This is at it’s best made the day before and slowly reheated. Cinnamon roll icing recipe with powdered sugar It’s served piping hot, with everyone adding more hot mustard and, in our family, garnishing with a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche!

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