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A sweet Lenten tradition

Fastelavnsboller are served the Monday before Ash Wednesday, so mark your calendar to bake up these sweet treats on Feb. 20! Photo: Lorenz Books

Celebrate heritage and tradition by baking delicious fastelavnsboller By Judith H. Dern Special to the Norwegian American Weekly Craving something deliciously sweet before Lent begins? How about a warm-from-the-oven, cream-filled fastelavn bun? Although Lent is observed by few modern Norwegians, some culinary traditions survive to make the days leading up to Lent’s advent festive and delicious. On Shrovetide ...