Part One of a Pud-Hog Sweet Series from Sweden…
What? The Hagabulle is an enormous Haga-café-based Swedish-style Cinnamon Roll – a mouthful in more ways than one.
In the likely event that you don’t get the scale from the photo above, find a dinner plate, roll a tea towel into a spiral, and lay it on the top as if it’s Pastry. Even then it’ll be smaller than what I vainly attempted to eat with Ma Hog.
You can find these giant Kanelbullar (a.k.a. Cinnamon Rolls) in various parts of town – but the bad boys from Café Husaren are apparently among the best-loved.
In quantity terms, they certainly outrank anything you’ll find in Cinnabon.
In quality terms, however, I reckon there’s room for improvement.
Though the faint taste of Cardamom makes for a fragrant bite, the Hagabulle is disappointingly dry: it needs more Cinnamon goo to make the grade. Indeed, the paste was all too scanty – plainly no match for the acres of flaky bread it was holding together.
Replacing the hard sugar lumps with icing would also have done the trick – or warming it up and dunking the whole thing in coffee or tea.
As it was, with only a glass full of water to help me along, I found it a tough task indeed. As did Ma Hog.
Now, you don’t hear that very often…
Where? Café Husaren (in Gothenburg. Obvs)
How Much? 40kr (about £4 at the time of writing – pretty darn cheap for Sweden)
Fab for photos; not so fab for feeding