Tradition #1- Havrekex.
Havrekex is a Christmas bread in the Ekstöm family. It is made mostly of oats but has white flour in the mix as well.
You roll out the dough and cut it with a cookie cutter. Never seen that before.
An odd ingredient in havrekex is hjorthornssalt.. Any one know if we have that in the US? It is a levening agent for the bread and it smells funny.
Hans looks forward to this Christmas bread the entire year!
I decided to be creative with the cookie cutters 😉
Tradition #2- Ice play.
Hans and I decided to test out the lake outside his parents house.
Yep! The ice is thick enough.
Eh.. Hans, are you sure it’s thick enough? haha….
Tradition #3- The Christmas Ham
The Christmas Ham is prepared with a mustard sauce and breadcrumbs and cooked in the oven. Hans and his family eat a few slices of the ham the day before Christmas Eve with havrekex and mustard.
Tradition #3- Glögg, of course!
Can you believe that Christmas Eve is tomorrow?