SWEET BREAD & COOKIES

Kulich (Russian Easter Bread)

This sweet, soft bread is reminiscent of the Italian Christmas bread Panettone, but is traditionally served in Slavic countries during Easter.

Semla (Swedish Lent Bun)

Swedes will go to almost any lengths to get a hold of this delicacy that used to be available only before Lent and served primarily on Shrove Tuesday. These days bakeries start selling them shortly after Christmas because they are so popular. Sweet bread filled with almond paste and whipped…

Swedish Sandwich Cookies (Singoalla & Ballerina)

These are two of the most popular cookies in Sweden made by Göteborgs kex (IKEA sells copycat versions, too). My cookies may not be identical, but pretty close in flavor and consistency. Yum!!

Swedish Ginger Snaps (Pepparkakor)

This recipe is absolutely amazing! The dough is so incredibly easy to work with and the cookies come out really flavorful and crisp.

Lussekatter (Swedish Saffron Buns)

Vetebröd (Swedish Sweet Bread) with saffron and raisins is baked for advent, Lucia and Christmas. There are many different shapes, but the most common is the S-shaped lussekatt or julgalt.

Simple Panettone

I was first introduced to this traditional Italian Christmas treat in the USA, but now it can be found in Swedish stores as well. My recipe comprises Swedish sweet bread dough flavored with citrus and dried fruit. It is remarkably similar to authentic Panettone in both flavor and looks.
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