Tag: swedish

+ Semlor

Semlor

Semlor are Swedish Cream Buns which normally are served on Fat Tuesday. A sweet enriched flour flavored with Cardamom Seeds and stuffed with an Almond Filling. This was a recipe my family never made nor have I ever tried before. I’ve always wanted to but felt a little intimated. Since watching the British Bake Off during pandemic, I feel like I could tackle this … Read More Semlor

+ Scandinavian Almond Cake

Scandinavian Almond Cake

For me, nothing says Christmas like a little taste of Scandinavian Almond Cake. In Jamestown, New York we have a large Swedish population that celebrates Swedish Heritage. There is so much Swedish in our little city that we have a Swedish consulate, the King of Sweden has visited and everywhere you turn you can see Scandinavian influences and culture. Ancestry.com confirms it in my … Read More Scandinavian Almond Cake

+ Swedish Potato Salad

Swedish Midsommar Potato Salad Recipe

Since there is some Swedish in our ancestral lines Bruce and I like to make some traditional Swedish dishes throughout the year. This version of the traditional Swedish potato salad is served during Midsommar festivities and uses Nasturtium leaves and flowers as its focal flavors. Nasturtium is just starting to flower during mid June in our gardens and it made sense to finally try … Read More Swedish Midsommar Potato Salad Recipe

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Pepparkakor Swedish Spice Cake

It’s almost the season of Ho Ho Ho and cozying up by the fire. So I thought I would share with you the Swedish Pepparkakor Spice Cake. A great cake when you want spice but not a lot of sweet. I dusted mine with powder sugar but a side of homemade whip cream would be perfect too. Celebrate the season with a big cup … Read More Pepparkakor Swedish Spice Cake

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Drömmar Cookies

Somehow, I’ve been relegated to the Christmas Cookie maker in the family. My mom and grandmother used to meet one glorious day in December and when I returned from school it was a confectionary delight. As I grew up, I was invited once to my grandmother’s to make cookies. Unfortunately, I was the odd man out. I didn’t inherit my mom and grandmother’s clean … Read More Drömmar Cookies