from mormor’s kitchen
Mice + Cinnamon Rolls
My grandmother was a champion when it came to
storytelling. As a kid, I would curl up in bed beside her just to hear her impart the most amazing
fairytales. I don’t know why, but they were always
about mice, and always in detail—how they lived
inside their cozy mouse holes, what their décor was,
what kind of wallpaper, furniture and china—and
what delicious meals they were eating while sitting
around a well-set table. I often think my love of the
sweeter things in life (good food, pretty things and
wallpaper) all come from my grandmother’s detailed
and creative mice stories. The only thing is, I don’t
really love mice!
But her stories always came with an added bonus: something sweet and delicious to eat. She was
an amazing baker and would easily whip up a cake
or cookies like there was no tomorrow. My favorite “fairytale snack” was her fantastic cinnamon
rolls, or skillingsboller as they are known in
Norway. Her secret ingredient was marzipan.
(I know, like they are not fattening enough!) I
promise you, when these hit the counter your
family will race to grab the first one.