Baking cinnamon buns

While waiting on the time to pass by I am baking cinnamon buns.

Nothing can be better than fresh warm cinnamon buns with milk. The baking process is very easy, which I have never though about before. The recipe is so simple!

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Hopefully my grandparents are going to enjoy all the cinnamon buns that I have made. I think I made around 30 buns and the whole kitchen has the lovely sense of homemade baking.

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Saffron buns and singing in the kitchen

Last night at my parents house was 100 % christmas environment. I mean it, from spotify played non stop christmas carlos after each other, saffron buns was made. Me standing in the kitchen singing along to the christmas songs and dancing. Thank God I was alone at home.

_MG_9653.JPGSaffron has really strong color… Be careful and do not get colors on your clothes.

So I have this great Chritmas baking book which I got from my mom. However, I think next time I am making saffron buns I will try an other recipe from my grandmothers cooking book.

For 40 saffron buns

  • 150 g butter
  • 3,5 dl milk
  • 50 g yeast
  • 1,5 cream fraiche
  • 1 dl suggar
  • 1 g saffron
  • ca 15-18 dl flour
  • 0,5 teaspoon of salt

And you need 80 raisins and whipped egg
Ovens’ temprature should be 225 degrees

How to make the buns

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break the yeast in a bowl. Heat up the butter add the milk to 35 degrees and pour it into the bowl with the yeast. Mix it well.
Add all the other ingredients and work the dough by hands for around 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, make 45 small balls of the dough. Roll every ball to 15 cm long and turn end ends to the middel of the dough. Pop raisins in the middel of the buns ends. Let the buns rest for an other 40 minutes. Bruch the buns with beaten eggs and in the oven for 8 minutes.

Gignerbread cookies

So, last sunday was my day to bake gingerbread cookies. For Christimas gingerbread is a must no christmas without the cookies.

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for about 100 cookies:

150g softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup light syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup minced ginger kaneln
1 1/2 ground nejilka
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 6 1/2 cups flour

simmer the butter together with the syrup, sockeret and spices. song from no cool. add the egg and ägggulan. mix the bicarbonate with water and add the flour (I needed 4 ounces). knead to a smooth dough on floured surface. let it sit overnight.
Take out the dough for about 20 minutes before baking. qualify out in batches until it is about 1 mm thin. use molds to make cakes. bake in middle of oven at 160 degrees for 10-12 minutes (I needed maximum 8 minutes) or else burned cookies.

 

Gingerbread cookies

May be this is a good idea to for the baking, gingerbread cookies.

The only problem is, the dough has to stay rest for a night. At the same time, it is weekend and I can travel to my parents house without any problems.

On top of that, homemade gingerbread cookies are so much better than the cookies from the stores. Also, the sense of gingerbread cookies are one of the best during the whole christmas.

A good tip for snacks for a christmas party is to have gingerbread cookies with blue cheese. So good.

I want to bake and bake and bake

Next week is first of December which means Christmas is around the courner.

While my family is out of town, my plan is to stay in Stockholm and work but also to study. That means I am going to celebrate without my family! I have celebrated christmas without my family before, but than I have been abroad. Somehow this feels wired, we will be in same country but not together.

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Some years ago our gingerbread house was full decorated with sweets. I must say, the house look okay. To decorate the house is the so much of fun!

Anyways, I have the major craving for baking. I have been thinking about what should I bake, the only thing I have manage to figure out is it has to be something with Christmas. What I am going to bake is something I have no idea. Has anyone  good ideas or tips for Christmas baking?
I want to get this Christmas feeling and listing to Carlos while baking. Time to get Christmas mood on!

Not everyday you have to make 15 princes cakes

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Princes cakes are really good and can look high class, in my opinion. The cake can be perfect to a birthday part, or with a cup of coffe but also for a wedding reception.
However, being one of the pople preparing 15 cakes for a wedding is a challange. All cakes have to look the same, one cake can not have more cream than the other. Every cake has to look the same. During the cake making process, we were 4 people and still the baking time took a long time. In the end we were tired and irritated on each other, but we managed to creat 15 cakes for one wedding. If I get the oppertunity to do it again, I would not miss it. Think like this, be able to help someone for the big day is something special.
At the wedding reception, the cake looked amazing and also tasted really good! I thought I was not going to eat the cake due to baking prcoess. But I did! KBB4765BDCA_1000182

This is the result from our baking, sure the cake was not standing up, but it is impossible to see this cake was homemade. The decoration was perfect to the cake.