When I was younger I used to go sliding down the snow covered hills with my family, and attend different kinds of events organized for young families. I really liked sliding down the hills with a speed that made my parents worried if I hit a tree or something... hahh.
Nowadays we (meaning my family and I) don't do anything that special on Laskiaissunnuntai or Laskiaistiistai. We just eat ''laskiaispulla'' = Shrovetide buns, which are normal buns filled with jam and lots of whipped cream.
Recipe for Shrovetide buns (for about 30 buns)
5 dl milk
2 dl sugar
1 tablespoon cardamom
1 teaspoon salt
50 g fresh yeast
About 14 dl wheat flour
175 g butter or margarine
any jam you like
Warm up the oven to +225°C Then take the dough on the table and make round buns. Put them on the baking tray and cover with a fabric. Let them rest for about 30 minutes. Then grease the top of the buns with egg and sprinkle sugar crystals on top. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Let them cool down. You may eat them like that, or make them into Shrovetide buns. Halve the buns and put the whipped cream and jam between the halves. Enjoy!
Have a nice Shrovetide!
Annnd, do you celebrate Shrovetide? If so, please tell me how! :)