I'm not that good at baking and definitely no good at cooking. But that doesn't keep me from trying. The sad thing is, that the harder I try the worse it gets...
Luckily Christian is a brilliant cook.
However, I actually love to spend time on baking.......today I made fastelavnsboller for my family. We get them every year and I guess it was a bit too late to make them. Fastelavn was yesterday - but never mind.....
I made them from an old recipe I got from Christian's mother, and they have never failed me:
From this you get about 20 fastelavnsboller
1 decilitre of lukewarm water
50 grams of yeast
175 grams of butter
500 grams of flour ( 8½ decilitres )
1 teaspoonful of salt
1 tablespoonful of sugar
1 decilitre of soured whole milk
The custard: ( you can also buy this )
2 tablespoonful of sugar
1 tablespoonful of maizena (corn flour - to make the custard set)
2½ decilitres of milk
½ teaspoonful of vanilla
To make the dough you do this:
Mix yeast and water. Crumble the butter into the flour.
Put in water, salt, sugar, junket and egg and work the dough together. Then it needs to be put in a warm place to raise for 40 minutes.
To make the custard you do this:
Whisk eggs and sugar. Ad the rest of the ingredients and heat up the custard untill it boils, while whisking.
When the dough is ready, you roll it out flat and cut it into squares (10 x 10 centimetres). In the middle of each square you put a tablespoonful of custard. You squeeze the sides together to keep the custard inside the bun. And then you put it on the baking plate with the joining downwards.
The fastelavnsboller need to raise for another 10 minutes.
Put them in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes on 200 degrees celcius.
Finally you can decorate them with icing.