I don’t know about you, but September always brings about happy memories of shopping for school supplies and fall clothes as a child. I used to love this time of year with all the anticipation surrounding the start of a new school year. New classroom, new teacher, new subjects–everything new.
Now that I’m a mother, I’m beginning to think about some ways to infuse back-to-school season with some of the same excitement that I always looked forward to when I was a student. I started to think recently about skoleboller, or school buns, which have long been a favorite treat among school kids in Norway, and I think baking these will become a tradition in my home. Skoleboller, also known as skolebrød, begin with a cardamom-scented yeast dough baked with a dollop of vanilla cream. They are then glazed and topped with a dusting of coconut. How much better can you get, right?
I’m working on perfecting my recipe, but Sunny over at Arctic Grub and Siri from The Translated Baker both have recipes that look pretty good to me. So let me send you off into the weekend by encouraging you to check out their recipes. Peruse their blogs while you’re at it; you may just find some additional Scandinavian recipes to try!
And come back next week for another Norwegian recipe–I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen and bake something for you.
5 thoughts on “Back to School, Scandinavian Style, with Skoleboller”
Thanks so much for the shout out Daytona – your skoleboller look so cute! 🙂 I will be back to blogging shortly, and will be in touch – after I’ve unpacked my new house! Have a fabulous weekend!
No problem – I love reading about your recipes, and thought my readers would enjoy your blog as well!
Love “skoleboller”. It one of the first things I do when arriving in Norway; Visiting a local bakery and secure a “skolebolle” for each member of the family.
And you are right “favorite treat among school kids in Norway” -but not on a school day! Only on a special occasion, not for everyday treat. 🙂
I don’t believe I’ve ever tried this. But I love cardamom and vanilla so it must be good. I look forward to seeing your final recipe as you try them out.
Nam, nam! A special treat for my boys growing up, still one of their favorites! 🙂