In Norway this Sunday is most commonly known as "Bollesøndag" which is Bun sunday!
It originates from the Pre-Lenten Season. It is the Christian period of preparation before the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Shrovetide falls on different days each year because – as a legacy from Catholic times – The fast must begin 40 fast-days before Easter. Quinquagesima Sunday can therefore at the earliest fall on 1 February and at the latest on 7 March. So February is the month of Carnival Festival and all the kids in daycare/preschool gets dressed up in costumes and makes decorations called "Fastelavensris". They are made out of a branch of Birch and colorful feathers. The Birch it self represents the hope of fertility and were belived to hold the seed of new life, even before the new crop pops out for spring . The Nowegian Womans Sanitary union keeps up with the tradition and sells them for charity for helping the weak and elderly.
On to the buns;
So my kids dont like the traditional buns that much so Im making another type of yeast dough thats called "Sukkeress". Its softer and lighter and soooo yummy! We may even drop the cream that is supposed to fill them - LOL
The Norwegian recipe for the "Sukkeress" can be found in Tanja's wonderful "mat fra bunnen" blog <3 by clicking this link
Today is also the Norwegian Mother’s Day! So let me congratulate all my fellow mothers out there doing the hardest job in the world ❤️ You are good enough, and to your kids - you are the world 😘
Happy Mothers day and Bun Sunday!