Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Making Pulla

Hey everyone,
Just thought it was the coolest experience ever....Sunday I made finnish pulla! Wow, it's truly the 1st time since being in Finland that i have had it! It tasted like it did 15yrs ago! I planned to make it during the reunion in July when my 4 friends came to spend 4 days with me in Ottawa. However, we just got caught up in catching up that we didn't have enough time to do everything we wanted to do.
Sunday morning I woke up...saw the ingredients I had bought....and decided....it was time! Pulla, for those who don't know what it is, is a finnish bread that is sweet, and is often eaten with a cup of coffee. It's the best thing in the world and while I lived in Finland i probably ate 4-5 pieces of pulla a day (like a roll or a muffin but so not the same thing). I was also running 10-15km a day (crazy i know) so the pounds never caught up to me then! I am NOT running that much these days...in fact today I ran 5km, which is my first stint at my training regime for the 1/2 marathon in May.
Back to Pulla! This sweet bread is soooo good, i could get addicted to making it again...although time consuming (I never have made bread either), i think it could become a weekly duty in my house!
Well, I hope you all have the pleasure of enjoying a piece of Pulla at some point in your life! It certainly is worth it!
Cheers to another Finnish memory!