Scandinavian treats for bazaar at Albert Hall

Kirsten Lawson

Scandinavian treats are in store on Sunday, December 1, when the Scandinavian Australian Association holds its annual Christmas bazaar at Albert Hall.

Ulrika Eriksson, the secretary of the association, says a cafe will  sell Danish pastries and Swedish "lussebullar", or Lucia buns, a traditional bun for December 13 Lucia processions in Sweden at which children dress in white and carry candles.

There will also be non-alcoholic mulled “wine”, or “glogg”, served warm. Almonds and raisins are sometimes added to glogg, so you drink it and then scoop up the nuts and raisins with a spoon, she says.

A food stall by Ulla Lipponen, from Finland, will sell Finnish cakes, biscuits, rye bread and traditional Christmas karelian pies, filled with custard and rice. Another from Birgitta Sjostrom will sell Scandinavian food such as pickled herrings, Swedish chocolate, cod roe caviar, julmust - a sweet carbonated drink for Christmas, crisp bread and fishcakes. Other stalls will sell Christmas products and Scandinavian-themed goodies.

The procession is at 3pm. Music and dancing before and after. Albert Hall, 1pm to 5pm. Gold coin donation for entry.