Come Christmas a lot of families out on the island meet up and do a big bake together. It’s tradition to start early about five in the morning and bake all day. Me and my mums cousin wasn’t that hardcore, we went for a walk in the mountains and started around noon. We only set a dough with 7.5 kilos of flour plus a small one with rye flour that we made crisp bread of, still good exercise working and kneading the dough. No wonder the old grannies had such great biceps! It is not an easy thing to keep feeding the oven wood for an even heat. Not too hot and not too cool. I must say I’m progressing for every time though, by the time I retire I hope to be an expert. There are lots of recipes for Real Hönö bread, everyone claiming to use the original but we definitely have the original.