herttaisetrinkilät

According to the recipe, these Finnish cardamom rings are baked for special occasions, such as a baby’s baptism. I had a craft night coming up, so I decided to bake them for that. Monthly craft night’s a special occasion, right? It happens once a month at the lovely Ghost Gallery on Capitol Hill, and this month, there was a lot of knitting (on my part) and lantern-decorating (on most others’) going on. And eating. Which brings me back to the point…

The cardamom rings were fairly easy to make, if a little time consuming. After your dough has risen for the first time you divide it evenly into sections which are rolled out into long wand-like pieces and then twisted together before joining them to make rings. My dough wasn’t quite as stiff as I was anticipating so the pre-baked rings felt a little delicate, but they turned out just fine. They’re subtly sweet – there’s not a lot of sugar in this recipe – which gives them a nice flavor. The small size makes them a little bit more manageable than the klippekrans was at a social gathering, too, which is always a plus. I’ll definitely be making these again.

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4 thoughts on “herttaisetrinkilät

  1. I like your blog!. I stumbled upon it when I tried to find a good picture of Herttaisetrinkilät . My cousin had just visited from Sweden and made some Cardamom rolls. I was inspired to try it and got a book from the library. Turns out the book and the recipe I decided to try was the vey one you are blgging about. This was my first attempt at baking with yeast and it was fun even if flopped and dough never rose. Will try again. Keep up the blog! Thanks

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