Here are a few things I've been baking over the past month or so that have been worthy of baking again.
First up on the list are Semlor (Swedish Lenten buns) for fat Tuesday, of course. IKEA used to sell premade marzipan for a good deal, but they've stopped stocking it for some reason, so I made my own from scratch this year for the filling. That was a first for me, but I'm glad I did because it was so tasty! These turned out really great and we ate them almost everyday that week. No regrets.
Often when I get home from work, I'll watch a little PBS. Typically, Martha Bakes is on when I get home and the other month I saw her make this delicious looking French Breton butter cake. I made it later that week and was not disappointed. It was extra delicious with some Swedish vanilla sauce on top. Next time I make it, I think I'll make a berry compote to go alongside. Yum.
And last, but certainly not least, was this Swedish cardamom cake. Love, love, love this! I love the crunchy pearl sugar topping and the flavor of cardamom in this not overly sweet cake. I'm going to try to bake it in a loaf pan next time, just to try it out. Somehow when I'm slicing a piece of "bread" it seems healthier than dishing yourself up a piece of cake for breakfast.