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Back to School, Scandinavian Style, with Skoleboller

SkolebollerI don’t know about you, but September always brings about happy memories of shopping for school supplies and fall clothes as a child. I used to love this time of year with all the anticipation surrounding the start of a new school year. New classroom, new teacher, new subjects–everything new.

Now that I’m a mother, I’m beginning to think about some ways to infuse back-to-school season with some of the same excitement that I always looked forward to when I was a student. I started to think recently about skoleboller, or school buns, which have long been a favorite treat among school kids in Norway, and I think baking these will become a tradition in my home. Skoleboller, also known as skolebrød, begin with a cardamom-scented yeast dough baked with a dollop of vanilla cream. They are then glazed and topped with a dusting of coconut. How much better can you get, right?

I’m working on perfecting my recipe, but Sunny over at Arctic Grub and Siri from The Translated Baker both have recipes that look pretty good to me. So let me send you off into the weekend by encouraging you to check out their recipes. Peruse their blogs while you’re at it; you may just find some additional Scandinavian recipes to try!

And come back next week for another Norwegian recipe–I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen and bake something for you.



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