Icelandic Jólasveinar 11

Leaf Bread!

Leaf Bread!

Min is thrilled to see a pile of laufabrauð (Icelandic Christmas leaf bread) left in exchange for her cookies. They are so pretty – Min likes them because they remind her of her bed!

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Mine, all mine!

Mine, all mine!

The eleventh Yule Lad to come is Gáttaþefur, the door-sniffer who comes on December 22nd!  He can smell a cookie from five kilometers away, and he is going to eat all Min’s cardamom cookies all by himself.

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To read all about the 2012  Jólasveinar visits to the Quimper Hitty cupboard, click here.

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The Jólasveinar tradition is explained in the Icelandic Yule/Jól website here.

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8 thoughts on “Icelandic Jólasveinar 11

  1. The cookies are gorgeous! How can she possibly eat them and make them disappear? Oh well, she will have her beautiful bed to remind her!

  2. Door sniffer! Some of these Lads have unusual talents. I love that top photo – it has many more than a 1000 words. Min is doing a great job of letting us know about this tradition.

    I just searched for laufabrauð and now I wish there was an Icelandic bakery around the corner from my house. Looks delicious.

  3. Love the two photographs – Not sure Min will let the door -sniffer eat all her cardamon cookies. She may grab some back……..Min does not give up that easily. !!!

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