Good to know about sourdough

What exactly is sourdough and how do you take care of it?

Sourdough is comprised of flour and water that you mix and let stand a few days until the natural yeasts and lactic acid bacteria grow. People use wheat flour or rye flour most often, but you can also use other types of flours, or combine flours. 

Read more about sourdough here!


Swedish Semla

A Semla is a wheat flour bun filled with almond past and whipped cream.

An old tradition in Sweden is to eat Semla only once a year at Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday) which is an old Christian tradition, but some of us likes to enjoy Semlor even more often then once a year, so the bakeries usually bakes them throughout the winter season. 

Do you want to bake Semlor? Find Leila's traditional recipes here!


Leila's saffron buns

Now it's time to bake saffron buns!

You have to bake Leila's saffron buns, they are traditionally eaten during Advent in Sweden, and especially on Saint Lucy's Day, December 13. Here are two different recipes on the traditional saffron buns. This is the traditional Saffron bun and this recipe is a little bit different than the usual buns. You just have to bake these saffron buns ... they are so juicy and tasty!

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Signing in Gothenburg

On Thursday at 13:00 to 16:30 Leila will be visiting Leila’s General Store in her shop in Gothenburg, Södra Larmgatan 13, 5 where she´ll be signing copies of  her books.

Take the opportunity to buy a book with a personal greeting, a nice gift to give away.