Swedish bakers in the town of Gränna are tough at the office making pepper mint sticks, or ‘polkagris’ as they’re recognized in Swedish.
The town is devoted to the manufacturing and also circulation of the special, which has actually come to be an icon of Xmas worldwide.
The background of Gränna’s precious sweet special
The sweet reward was designed in 1859 by Amalia Eriksson, a poor neighborhood widow.
To start with, she was the single manufacturer of the joyful sweet, and also her bakeshop promptly ended up being popular in the community, and also somewhere else.
In 1915, her bakeshop was also checked out by Crown Royal prince Gustaf Adolf and also his other half Margaretha.
She maintained the dish key, and also it was just launched upon her fatality in 1923, at 99 years old.
Quickly others started to utilize her dish, and also currently there are a lots polkagris pastry shops that line the major roads of the community, Brahegatan.
Exactly how is polkagris made?
The very first step is to blend sugar, water, and also vinegar and also warm them to a 145 ° C( 302 ° F).(* )The warm sugar paste is after that unloaded onto an air conditioning table, where colouring is contributed to little items that are divided out and also alloted.
Once the dough has actually cooled off, the pepper mint flavouring is included and also the dough is extended with a puller to allow in air, which offers it its appearance and also a white colour.
The dough is after that rolled and also turned till it comes to be lengthy and also slim.
While the dough is still soft, it can be reduced and also formed right into a range of types.
Today, polkagris stays an icon of Gränna, along with being among one of the most preferred Swedish mementos.
Look into the video clip for a journey around the community where all of it took place