Saturday, 10 December 2016
Advent-ures: Number Ten, Vetebullar
Baking is not what it used to be.
The Great British Bake Off has a lot to answer for.
Back in the day, the simple fact of baking my kids' birthday cakes elevated me to the status of SuperMum, and it didn't matter in the least that the resulting edifice had an ominous dip in the middle that the icing ran into like a sugary swimming pool.
Nowadays, baking is a competitive sport.
And we all know how I feel about sport.
But I do like a sweet treat.
And my recent trip to Edinburgh and the Akva Bar reminded me how much I like Swedish Buns.
I didn't get one on this trip and I regretted it.
So I decided it was time to make my own.
I used the recipe for Vetebullar from Fika, by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall.
This was no quick sugar fix.
This was an investment of my Saturday morning.
The whole house is infused with the smell of cinnamon and cardamom and that amazing freshly-baked-bread aroma.
Actually, it smells of Christmas.