Hello All, I was intending to go to EC alone today, but long story short DH joined me for a walk about the world show case. I’ve never said this aloud: I love living w/in driving distance of the world I’ve been their 3x this week, just in the evenings, but today had the day off and DH took PTO too. I don’t have a lot of pictures and wasn’t going to post anything about today but my food choices today demand attention. @missoverexcited you recommend I try vinegar on my chips… maybe I did it wrong, but not totally happy. I’m happy to try again w/ tips from UK experts.
@ryan1 and others have raved about Skool bread and OMG it was heaven; thank you! BUT I have to complain about the Kringel, that’s mainly why I’m here now. NO one should ever have to suffer bad Kringel so I’m sharing my family recipe. OK, some of you will never attempt making bread from scratch and if you were nearby I’d include you in my annual holiday tradition of baking and sharing this lovely bread that was miserably represented at Norway in EC today. My recipe is from my vonna ema (grandmother) direct translation: old mother. When I asked for Kingel today at Og I pronounced it how I learned in my Estonian family and the CM was confused. This bread should be sweet w/o the need for glaze atop, it shouldn’t be chewy to the point of a sore jaw. It’s delightful and not what I had at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe today. My Auntie (Tädi Anne-liis) would fill it w/ poppy seed or apricot but I prefer silvered almonds on top. It will make five large braided loaves or many many small braids for sharing. Don’t forget to grease the loaf pans.
Finally some beauty from the Rivera today