• Pannkakstårta, Swedish pancake cake topped with cream and berries

    Pannkakstårta (Swedish Pancake Cake)

    Silvia

    My birthday is this month, and this weekend I decided to celebrate early with a Swedish pannkakstårta, or pancake cake. This is a popular cake in Sweden to serve on birthday mornings – like a pancake breakfast but more festive! Pannkakstårta is made with a stack of thin Swedish pancakes filled with cream, berries, and jam. Some people make the cake simply with a pile of pancakes, but I like to wrap the entire stack in pancakes as well so that it looks like a proper cake. And wow, let me just say that pannkakstårta is so good. If you…

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  • Eplekake (Norwegian Apple Cake)

    Silvia

    Norwegians love cake, which is no surprise considering how many incredible Norwegian cakes there are. I’ve shared my favorite Norwegian cakes here. But perhaps the most popular every occasion cake in Norway is eplekake, or Norwegian apple cake. Eplekake is quick and easy to make, and sweet enough to serve…

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  • Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Buns)

    Silvia

    Over the weekend I went skiing in Myrkdalen with some friends and we stayed at a cosy little cabin, so of course I wanted to bake something delicious for us. And what’s cosier than kanelbullar, or Swedish cinnamon buns? Kanelbullar are made with a sweet cardamom dough filled with cinnamon…

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  • Flødeboller (Danish Marshmallow Puffs)

    Silvia

    Last night I went to dinner at my friend Ida’s house, and I wanted to bring a dessert that looks pretty but that we could all eat with our hands without any big fuss. So I decided to make Danish flødeboller! Flødeboller are Danish marshmallow puffs made with baked marzipan…

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  • Kanelsnegle (Danish Cinnamon Rolls)

    Silvia

    Denmark has so many wonderful sweet buns and pastries (hello, Danishes), and one reliable Danish classic is kanelsnegle. Kanelsnegle, or “cinnamon snails,” are Danish cinnamon rolls made with a buttery cardamom dough and filled with cinnamon, sugar, and butter. Kanelsnegle set themselves apart from other cinnamon rolls with the great…

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  • Småland Ostkaka (Swedish Cheesecake)

    Silvia

    Rain is pouring down in Bergen today (I know, I’m shocked as well) and it was cold enough to fire up my wood oven. The good news is that Alfie had really needed a bath after we went on a muddy hike this weekend, and now it looks like the…

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