Finnish Pulla Recipe

Today, I have a delicious recipe for you. Pulla are Finnish sweet yeast rolls. And it reminds me of cinnamon rolls, buts its lighter and less sweet. I first ate Pulla 3 years ago and we still bake them. This time I shaped them in a special way, but you can also bake the Pulla in a loaf pan or a springform baking tin. Or you can just make buns if you want. You have a lot of possibilities…

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Recipe:

Finnish Pulla (two bread rolls)

For the dough:

  • 1kg flour
  • 150gr butter
  • 5dl milk
  • 42gr fresh yeast
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 2tbsp cardamon
  • 1 egg
  • 150gr sugar

For the filling:

  • 250gr soft butter
  • cinnamon for the filling
  • sugar for the filling
  1. Put the flour, salt and cardamon in a bowl and mix everything together.
  2. Resolve the yeast and a pinch of sugar into a bit water.
  3. Melt the butter and mix it with the milk.
  4. Give the milk mixture and the yeast to the flour and knead it with the kitchen machine.
  5. Let the dough raise until it has doubled in size. (ca. 1-2h)
  6. Preheat the oven to 180°C and take the butter out of the fridge. Perhaps you have to prepare your baking tin.
  7. Split the dough into two parts and roll them out or press flat with hands.
  8. Spread the butter on each of the two parts and cover with a layer of sugar and a layer of cinnamon.
  9. Put one dough onto the other and do this or roll it up and cut into 4cm thick slices.
  10. Put them into the tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy! -Your Lila

Devon Holidays Part II

Todays post is about…the Dartmoor! Yes, I’m a real fan. We went twice walking there and we all enjoyed it very much. Ok, the second time was a bit windy but it was still an adventure. The first time we started at the Harford Moor Gate and walked up to the Piles Hill. Just a short walk, because it was already afternoon. The second walk started at the parking place Four Winds and we walked to the Great Mis Tor. We had planned a longer tour but because of the strong wind we decided to shorten the walk. My favourite walk was the first one but each has its own attraction. Here are some pictures:

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-Lila-

Clotted Cream Apple Cake

This time I’ll share a great recipe with you guys. Its a clotted cream apple cake, which I made during my Devon holidays. I was very happy with the result and I will bake the cake often. Try the recipe if you have time, its truely worth it. In Switzerland I use sour cream instead of the clotted cream, because I don’t know where to find it here… I even thought about making clotted cream by myself. IMG_0001_1038 IMG_0001_1039

Clotted Cream Apple Cake

Recipe:

Pastry:

  • 200gr. flour
  • 1/2 tbs backing powder
  • 125gr. cold butter
  • 100gr. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • a pich of salt

Topping:

  • 5-6 cooking apples
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinammon
  • 150gr. clotted cream (I used Roddas)

Streusel:

  • 60gr. butter
  • 4 tbs brown sugar
  • 50gr. flour
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon
  • 70gr. chopped walnuts
  1. For the pastry: But all ingredients in a bowl and knead everything together. Let the pastry cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Grease a spring form pan and preheat the oven to 180°c. Press the pastry into the pan and make an edge.
  2. For the topping: Peel the apples and cut them into slices. Mix together the egg, sugar, flour, cinnamon and the clotted cream. Add the apple slices and put everything into the pan.
  3. For the streusel: Knead all ingredients together and crumble the slightly moist dough into small streusel. Spread the streusel onto the apples. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Serve with clotted cream. Enjoy!

-Lila-

Burnt Pumpkin Seeds

This weekend I made burnt pumpkin seeds. They’re a tasty snack for in between. I think its something new and perfect for the autumn. Queck it out!

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  Recipe:

Burnt Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1dl water
  • 1tbs vanilla sugar
  • 250 gr. pumpkin seeds
  • 250 gr. sugar
  1. Put he water, sugar and vanilla sugar into a pan and bring to boil.
  2. Add the pumpkin seeds and stir by middle heat until the sugar cover the seeds.
  3. Stir until the pumkin seeds are coated with a shiny layer of sugar.
  4. Let them cool on a baking parchment.

Wish you a nice day

-Lila-

Devon Holidays Part I

Hi,

I’m back from my autumn holidays, which I spend with my family in Devon. We stayed in a holiday cottage around Noss Mayo, a village in the South West of Devon. We had a wonderful view into the green and we could also see the Dartmoor. The weather was perfect, very sunny and almost never rain. If it rained then in the morning or during the night. We spend most of the time outside walking or visiting villages or towns. On the top of my list is Dartmouth, a town with charm and character. I also love Modbury, the first plastic bag free town in the UK! And I can also recommend a walk in the Dartmoor. I’ll just show you some foggy pictures, others will follow later.

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All these pictures are from around our cottage. I love foggy weather in the UK, its a kind of mystic and its very adventurous. You might have found out that I’m absolutely in love with the British countryside.

See ya

Lila