Friday, October 4, 2013

Cinnamon Bun Day

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4th October is Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden.
Pretty good excuse for eating one…
(No, I did not bake it myself. That would have involved too much temptation to eat more than just one!)

12 comments:

  1. I may have to fly over there just because you have a Cinnamon bun day... I do love them...

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  2. To me, it says only good things about a country that officially has a Cinnamon Bun Day! I wonder whether my part of Germany (Baden-Württemberg) has an official Brezel-Day...

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    1. Of all the odd 'special days' invented in later years, I think this one has become one of the most popular, and seems here to stay! :)

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  3. LOVE cinnamon buns! Did they give out free ones in the square? Oh no, now I will have to buy one when I go grocery shopping today or I will never get it out of my head.

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    1. No, no free ones in the square... I found this one in my freezer. Bought (on some earlier occasion), not baked by me.

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  4. Yummm! That looks so good! What are the white speckles? Lumps of icing sugar?

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    1. It's sugar, yes. We call it "pearl sugar" (pärlsocker) here. Wikipedia also suggests "nib sugar" or "hail sugar". It is commonly used here for decoration on sweet buns and certain kinds of cookies/biscuits. It's hard, opaque white, and does not melt at temperatures typically used for baking.

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  5. Mmmmm cinnamon buns...they are so lovely and this one looks real yummy. I totally forgot about it today (gosh how can I?) Will have to see if I can find some tomorrow. Enjoy your Weekend!

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  6. It really makes a statement when a country with a Cinnamon Bun Day. Having said that I'm not quite what the statement says!

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  7. I think it's supposed to be about two things. In Sweden "fika" is an important part of everyday life, meaning coffee (or tea) with a snack (often something sweet like a cinnamon bun or cookie), and also implying a short break when you sit down to relax and chat. I'd say that basically it carries the same connotations as "a nice cup of tea" in England, or "milk and cookies" in the US. Cinnamon bun day is a reminder both of the tradition of home baking, and caring/ taking time for one another.

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  8. Any day is Cinnamon Bun day for me.

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