cream puff day

thanks Alda for the name, it’s pretty good.

In Iceland we have those 3 days, 7 weeks before Easter, Bolludagur (Cream Puff Day – or rather Ball or Bun day, as it’s traditional to eat all sorts of buns and balls, meatballs, cream buns, pfannkuchen, you name it), then there’s Sprengidagur (exploding day), last day before Lent, then you’re supposed to eat until you burst. The traditional food is very salty lamb plus yellow split pea soup. Can’t stand the stuff. Then Öskudagur, a mini Carneval thing, where kids dress up (the eight-year-old’s going to be Harry Potter, my mother made him an orange/red striped scarf)

But my favourite of those days is definitely Bolludagur, the cream puff thing. Love the thin pastry puffs, coated with chocolate and filled with various sorts of cream and/or pudding or jelly. Husband made these puffs yesterday (I’m hopeless at those, but he’s really good at it).

Hmm, must really take a photo of them filled…

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3 Responses to “cream puff day”


  1. 1 Steve February 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Those aren`t even finished, and I`m drooling on my keyboard. :-)

  2. 2 Jón Lárus February 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    They were all eaten before I could take a photo of a filled one :( But yes, good, very good…

  3. 3 hildigunnur February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    oops, that was I, not husband, the last comment :þ


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