Fastelavn – Fastelavnsboller and Semlor Recipe

Photo: Scandinavian Kitchen (where you can also purchase ready made yummy buns) Our Best Recipe for Fastelavnsboller Fastelavn is a Nordic holiday celebrated on Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday. There are many different varieties of Fastelavnsboller recipes. Below is a basic recipe, for you to customise with marmelade, marzipan, whipped cream or custard - as you prefer....

Scandinavia’s Mardi Gras – How to celebrate Fastelavn like a Scandi!

Scandinavia’s Mardi Gras 'Fastelavn' is celebrated on the Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday, based on the Roman Catholic tradition of celebrating the days before Lent. It's above everything a celebration for the children, with a carnival, sweet treats and decorations. Read on to see how to celebrate Fastelavn like a Scandinavian! The Scandinavian celebration Fastelavn means the...

Recoma Costume, children’s luxurious fancy dress and accessories

Recoma Costume is made to order, luxury couture children's costumes and special occasion wear. Think Venetian carnival costumes, hand-made beautiful costumes and accessories in precious fabrics, for magical dressing up and fancy dress parties. Remove the accessories and you are left with a exquisite formal party dress. The Recoma Costume was delivered to us in a black box, like a secret treasure...

Celebrate Fastelavn Sunday 10th February 2013

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is in Denmark and Norway known as Fastelavn. It's marked by eating fastelavnsboller on the Sunday before Lent. This year that'll be tomorrow, Sunday 10th of February. In Sweden the day is called Fettisdagen and is generally celebrated by eating a type of pastry called semla on Tuesday 12th of February. Semla...

How to make your own Scandinavian Spring Decoration

The Scandinavian celebration Fastelavn the Sunday before Lent, similar to Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras and Carnival, will in 2012 be celebrated on Sunday the 19th of February. We would celebrate by baking Fastelavn Sweet Buns with cream, by having a Carnival and also by decorating our home with Fastelavnsris (originally a Norse tradition). Here is how you can make Fastelavnsris to...

Scandinavian Easter traditions

Today many Scandinavians regards Easter as an extended weekend during which they have a chance to meet spring head on with lots of tulips, birch twigs and delicious food and sweets. Historically the Easter week, starting with Palm Sunday, was a time of great religious significance with an air of solemnity about it. Weddings and christenings were not considered appropriate, all places of...