Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Sunday of advent

Happy advent! We just got home from Glögg with friends and are now
ready for the first Julvört bread of the year, with some aged cheese
from Allerum.

8 comments:

ptasia said...

Have just tried googling Julvort, but no satisfactory results appeared (ie. there were lots in Swedish ;). Could you write a bit more about this bread?

Anne said...

ptasia - I'll even try to make my own this year! Vört is a byproduct of beermaking, and it's used in this bread which turns out very sweet and slightly spicy. It often has raisins as well, and it's a big controversy if people like it with or without the raisins. It's something very classic on the christmas Smorgasbord, for sure.

ptasia said...

Thank you! Now I know vort is wort in English, which in Polish is called brzeczka (never heard this name until 1 minute ago). I wonder if this could be replaced in bread by some kind of infusion of barley malt powder (which I have at home)? There's no way I'd get hold of wort...

Tracie said...

Hello Anne,
I'm a mom of seven and also a lover of food. However my husband is a much better cook than I so I would like to make a yummy dinner for advent. Any suggestions?
blessings,
Tracie in Texas

Anne said...

Tracie - try this cinnamon chicken! It's easy to make for many, and delicious. http://annesfood.blogspot.com/2007/10/cinnamon-chicken-orange-cous-cous.html

Escape from Shanghai said...

Hello Anne,
last Christmas, I've been to Stockholm. I bought one Julvort loaf by chance and I loved the taste of it. Then I bought it several times during my whole trip. Unfortunately I can't find this kind of loaf in Italy where I live. I’ve tried to search its recipe for long time. But I didn't find it. By google, I found your blog. would you mind share the recipe of Julvort? Thank you very much.

Anne said...

I wish I could - but sadly I've never baked it myself. (Vört isn't that easy to find.) However, I get a lot of hits when googling "vörtbröd + recipe", in English, so I hope that can help you!

Escape from Shanghai said...

Thank you for ur answer. I hope I might find something and I'll let you know if I get one great recipe for this kind of bread.