As I mentioned on Sunday, I was making leaf bread with my family. Here are three hand-cut leaf breads in the raw:
A candle. I make loads of candle patterns every year, each of them unique. The “braided” part of the pattern is made with a leaf bread roller and then every other chevron is folded over the next.
A Yule lad. This is one I invented and made in several variations:
A house and tree. My teenage cousin made this. He is getting really good at leaf bread cutting:
The Valdís ice cream shop has the best ice cream in town. You can never be sure which flavours will be available when you get there, but rest assured: there is something for every taste. The top scoop here is Turkish Pepper candy-flavoured (same flavour as the Hot n’Sweet schnapps), and the bottom scoop is bittersweet licorice. Next time, I’ll have them put the Turkish Pepper scoop on the bottom, as it’s quite richly flavoured.
Bun Day (Icelandic: Bolludagur) is always a Monday, which gives us an excellent excuse to have buns and coffee (or tea) on the preceding Sunday and even the Saturday as well. I attended two bun parties this weekend, and will be getting buns at work as well. You can learn more about the tradition and the buns here.
And here are some buns: