mini loaves of bread

I love the aroma of a freshly baked bread in my kitchen and for me there is almost nothing better than the taste of a crusty homemade piece of bread, spread with salted butter. To bake your own bread is nothing complicated at all, although it does take a little bit of planning ahead, since the yeast sponge needs to be made the night before you plan baking the bread.

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three kings day

On the 6th of January we celebrate the Three Kings Day here in Switzerland. It marks the end of the Christmas season and celebrates the visit of the Wise men to the Baby Jesus. To honor this arrival, a Three Kings Cake is made and if you visit any bakeries or supermarkets right now in Switzerland, you will see Three King Cakes for sale. The Three Kings Cake is a sweet bread, similar to a Challah or braided bread and shaped like a flower. In addition, a King is hidden in one of the pieces and whoever gets the piece with the King inside is crowned King for this day. 

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pulla bread with cardamom and almonds

Pulla is a sweet bread from Finland, flavored with cardamom and occasionally with raisins or/and sliced almonds. It reminds me a little bit of Brioche and tastes amazing while still warm out of the oven.

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cardamom yeast knot rolls

Enjoy these flavorful and delicious yeast knot rolls on a Sunday morning for breakfast. The preparation is easy and can be made the night before.

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apple – cinnamon – ginger rolls

Fresh, juicy apples, sweet tasting cinnamon and spicy ginger; a brilliant combination for an afternoon tea party.

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caramel rolls with pecan nuts

These very delicious and fantastic tasting caramel rolls are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. The preparation is easy and can be made the day before serving.

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