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February 12 this year is Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday). Because it is the last day before the Lenten fast, a tradition has developed of eating buns, called “fastlagsbullar”, “fettisdagsbullar” (Fat Tuesday Buns) or “semla”. We suggest starting celebrating Fat Tuesday early so you can enjoy as much semlor as possible!
Make your own “semla”
This recipe yields 16-20 buns.
5 Tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
1-1/2 Tablespoons yeast
1 pinch salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 cups wheat flour
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 cup egg, beaten
10 oz. almond paste
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 cups double cream
Melt the butter in a saucepan, pour in the milk and warm until lukewarm (99° F). Crumble the yeast in a bowl and stir in a little of the warm …
This year, Huset will have its own “Julkalender” (Christmas Calendar). Every day in the month of December, (until the 24th) we will open a new “ornament” and have an exclusive offer for that day only. All the offers will be shown on our Facebook page… one offer for each day until Christmas eve! You won’t want to miss each day as we offer up a new item with a discount to only the customers with the Christmas Calendar code for that day. So make sure to “like” our Facebook page to keep track and ensure you don’t miss a thing!
August is here and that means it is time for swedish crayfish parties!
In warm august nights swedes are gathered together outdoors to enjoy each others company, drink snaps and eat crayfish.
They hang gaily coloured paper lanterns around the table, people wear bibs round their necks and comic paper hats on their heads.
It is similar to the swedish midsummer celebration, except that the menu is limited to only crayfish and some small side dishes. Crayfish are seasoned with dill and boiled until they turn bright red.
Have your own crayfish party with these products from Huset!
Sagaform SOS Schnapps Glasses set of 4. $ 20
Scandinavian Holiday treats are a must in our kitchen, so we thought we’d share some of the most traditional recipes we know during this wonderful time of year. Try one or try them all to get an idea of what our friends and family are baking this holiday season.
Lussekatter (Saffron Buns) – Fragrant Lussekatter – a sure sign that Christmas is on the way in Sweden:
1 1/4 cups milk, 2 tsp. saffron, 3 Tbs baker’s yeast, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 stick of butter, 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 egg and 1/2 tsp salt, raisins for decoration.
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Crumble the yeast in a big bowl. Melt the butter and add the milk and make sure the mixture is about 100 degrees F. Pour …
Whether you like traditional red, green and white, or something modern and trendy, implementing a little bit of Scandinavia into your holiday adornments can be as simple as single candlestick. Check out the images below for some inspiration.
Today is one of the most anticipated days of the year for all of Scandinavia. The longest day of the year and the celebration of the light is the most celebrated day in Sweden, Norway and Denmark ever over Christmas. Scandinavians celebrate the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) with festivals full of music, dancing, lights, flowers, pickled herring, aquavit, and lovely girls running around with crowns of flowers in their hair.
According to Midsummer Festival website, “the summer solstice celebration has its roots in pre-Christian practices and is a day when the spirits of nature join the human community to rejoice in the long days of summer. Midsummer was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for a …
Easter has a number of things in common with Chrsitmas in Sweden. Easter cards are sent, Easter decorations are hung up and homes are decorated with little chicks, hens and roosters.
The home glows with yellow, which is so typical for Easter. There is no tree to decorate but people do put up Easter branches decorated with feathers in vibrant colors.
And of course we can’t forget the eggs! In Sweden children are given eggs made of paper that can be opened and filled with candy. Food plays a central role in most Swedish festivities and Easter is no exception. Lamb is eaten on Easter (which is what we’re having), some herring, eggs and maybe a little schnapps.
Something a little unique in Sweden is that the children dress up …
Christmas is celebrated throughout Scandinavia on the evening of December 24th. It is widely regarded as the most sacred holiday where families and relatives meet in their homes and celebrate. Besides the customary Christmas tree and presents under it, it is the traditional Julbord that is at the center of attention for most Scandinavians. A delicious home made protein rich feast that takes several days to prepare and has its roots in the Norse celebration of midvinterblot…
Many restaurants in the larger cities of Scandinavia serve Julbord during the month of December and they are well worth a visit if you ever get a chance. If you want to get a taste of the Scandinavian Christmas you can also make your own Julbord. Here are some of our …
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