• Food,  Sweets

    Swedish Cinnamon Rolls (Kanelbullar)

    Nothing sounds better than having cinnamon rolls in January. And for the Swedes, nothing goes better than cinnamon rolls, or kanelbullar, at fika time. Why, you may ask? Well, smelling the spicy pastry baking in the oven while it’s snowing outside always makes for a great winter’s day. Below is a recipe for traditional mini cinnamon rolls. Take note that these cinnamon buns are not as sweet as the regular North American cinnamon rolls. That’s how Sweden likes it. Print Swedish Cinnamon Rolls (Kanelbullar) Ingredients Dough: 1/2 cup of milk 1 tsp. of ground cardamom 1/3 cup of granulated sugar 1 tbsp. of yeast 1/3 cup of melted butter 1…

  • Food,  Sweets

    Kneading Dough

    Making bread for the first time was a long process. It took approximately 5 hours to make two loaves of bread. A big and important part of the process is kneading the dough. If you can’t knead the dough, you will never make the bread. This was my second time kneading dough and thankfully it was quick and easy. The first time I kneaded dough, I was following a video of Julia Child. However, the instructional video didn’t work out for me. I took longer than I was supposed to in kneading the dough and just gave up making anything. It just kept sticking to my hands and the surface.…

  • french food
    Breakfast,  Food,  France,  Paris

    A love letter to Paris

    Dear Paris, This recent trip was the second time I visited you and unlike in March, walking your streets in late November was a no-no for me. There was no snow yet and there was no autumn breeze. Instead, there was a lot of rain, harsh coldness, and grey skies. However, I’m judging you based off of only 5 days of being there. The great thing was that you made me thankful for a lot of things.

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