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Final countdown December 19, 2006

Posted by Aella in Al Khobar, Israel, Karlskrona, Pictures, Saudi Arabia, Sweden.

30 days left until estimated due date. 30 days inshalla. It has been a long stretch and I am really looking forward seeing my little baby who by the way is already keeping me up at night.

The temperature has been around 8-10 degrees in the afternoon lately. According to my dad, they had 12 degrees where he lives in Sweden. Never thought it would be colder here than there.

I saw Mr Tony Blair on Euronews today…celebrating Hannuka with Mr Olmert. With a little hat and all. How low can you sink mr Blair (youdroolinglapdogofBush) ? Not to mention the ridiculous things you said afterwards about Hamas having to acknowledge the state of Israel. Why should anyone have to?

I baked cinnamon rolls for the first time in my life the other day and they actually turned out quite well. Need to work a little on the presentation though 😉 . Baking cinnamonrolls or bullar as we call them is one of those things you just have to be able to do as a Swedish citizens or your passport might get confiscated. Well, I passed the test and I will continue baking them. I guess I am not really into eating cakes and buns though. I have also been baking some really, really nice bread. Baked some today and I just can’t get myself to eat anything but bread all day.


Cinnamonrolls United



1. Elisabeth - December 20, 2006

Well embaressed to say that I’m not that good in baking bullar, I don’t even bake them at all… My son says that I must practise cause I can’t be a grandmom and not bake bullar! All grandmoms in Sweden can bake bullar so hopefully I will have some more years to find out the way of baking them… 😉 Perhaps you could send me yr recipe so I can make a new try… 🙂

Kramar Elisabeth

2. Sous - December 20, 2006

Haha then we are the same then hehe. I kept thinking…uuh it’s too hard and stuff but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. But yeah he is right, we will be laughed at if we have grandkids and we don’t know how to bake bullar hehe 😉 . There will be pictures of us in the Hall of Shame 🙂 !

3. bint al saud - December 21, 2006

They look delicious – can you share the recipe perhaps?

4. Sous - December 22, 2006

Thanks 🙂 . Sure. I will put it here as soon as I get back from Bahrain. Aah I just love being here. Off to Fuddruckers for brekkie now!

5. Sous - December 24, 2006


Here’s a recipe like mine that I found on Radio Sweden

“Swedish Cinnamon Rolls (Kanelbullar)

Swedish Cinnamon buns are a tasty treat served year round. They are best served with coffee, tea or milk.

What you need:
100 grams unsalted butter
5 dl milk
50 grams fresh yeast (dry yeast abt 2.5 – 3 tsp)
½ tsp salt
1-1½ dl sugar
1 tsp ground cardamom
13 dl flour (approx)

100 grams unsalted butter (softened)
1 dl sugar
2 tbl ground cinnamon

1 egg, beaten
Pearl or crushed sugar

What you do:
Pre-heat oven to 250C.

Melt butter, add milk and heat to 37C
Crumble yeast into a large bowl. Add some of the milk mixture and stir until yeast is dissolved. Add remaining liquid, salt, sugar, cardamom and about 2/3 of the flour. Knead until smooth and elastic.

Add most of the rest of the flour, reserving a small amount for rolling out the dough. Knead until dough begins to clean the bowl. Sprinkle with flour and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Punch down dough and knead for a few minutes. Turn out onto a board or counter knead again, adding more flour if needed to clean board.

Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Spread the softened butter all over, sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon and roll up like a Swiss roll, starting on the short side. Cut into 1-2 cm slices and place on greased baking sheets (or sheets covered with baking paper).

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

One doubled in size, brush rolls with beaten egg and sprinkle with pearl or crushed sugar. Bake for 5-10 or until golden brown. Cover while cooling and enjoy!

Smaklig måltid! ”

The recipe can be found at:

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