Tonight it is a Danish "evening before the holiday-celebration". A very Danish thing: Christmas is celebrated the 24th in the evening, Saint John the Baptist the 23rd in the evening and so on. And as tomorrow is a holiday, we celebrate tonight. The holiday is (or rather was) a day of prayer and repentance. All the shops were closed and the bakers made this special bun to last the next day as well. Now shops are always open, and very few pray or do penance tomorrow. But the special buns are still made this one time a year. MotherOwl does her best to remember to make these buns every year. This year sowing almost got in the way, but as the Owlery had guests tonigth, MotherOwl did her best.
En hel bageplade fuld af hvedeknopper, dobbelt portion dej. De hæver ikke helt så højt op som bagerens, måske ville det hjælpe hvis de stod lidt tættere. Hvedeknopperne bliver flottede hvis der kun er 15, for så kan de være i en lille firkantet form. De skal hæve over kogende vand i et kvarter inden bagningen. Det er nok det, der gør dem anderledes lette end almindelige boller. Blomsten er et "ukrudt" fra mit drivhus, hvis ukrudt defineres som planter på et forkert sted. .
A lot of special buns. They rise over boiling water for 15 minutes. That is probably what make them so delicious. The baker's buns are higher, maybe because the stand closer together. But my baking pan for that purpose holds only 15 buns. Not enough for us ;)
The flower was a "weed" from my greenhouse. Weed defined as plants growing in the wrong place.
Hjemmelavet jordbærsyltetøj er det bedste man kan få til varme hveder. Uglemor gravede de sidste to små bær fra fryseren, og MiniMax lovede at plukke flere skovjordbær i Ugleboets have til sommer. Der gror de nemlig som bunddække mange steder.
Home-made strawberry jam from big garden strawberries and small wild ones. MotherOwl found a small bag of each deep down in the freezer. The wild variety grows in The Owlery's garden as well. MiniMax promised to pick more wild strawberries this summer.