Saturday, January 23, 2010
Pullat pt. 1
Laskiaispullat: sledding sandwich
Appears in bakeries around Shrove Tuesday. This sledding sandwich has mantelimassa (almond paste).
This is the first chapter of what is becoming my semi-regular exploration of Finnish pastries.
Buns (pullat) are very important in Finland and can be eaten at any time. My friend Mari has explained that the Pullantuoksuinen, pulla-scented woman, is the ideal of Finnish womanhood. This stems from a time when mothers made home-made buns every weekend. I sent Chris out for our buns, but I am working up my courage to tackle the home-made bun.