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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 rain has done the job for us. And the other good news is that I decided today would be a good day for a cosy and super easy dessert: Swedish cheesecake! Scandinavia shares a lot of similar desserts, but one cake that is very different in Norway and Sweden is…

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  • 17 Most Delicious Scandinavian Desserts r

    Silvia

    Norway famously has the longest Easter public holiday in the world, which is kind of funny considering most of the country is pretty secular. No, Norwegians aren’t using their time off to go to church. They’re heading to their mountain cabins! Easter is a huge ski holiday in Norway and…

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  • 6 Best Swedish Cakes

    Silvia

    I guess it’s no surprise that the home of fika makes incredible cakes. Fika is the Swedish coffee + cake break that plays such a key role in Swedish culture. Fika isn’t just about the coffee and cake – it’s about taking the time out of a busy day to…

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  • Swedish Tiger Cake (Tigerkaka)

    Silvia

    I’ve already shared several of my favorite Swedish cakes for fika (the Swedish coffee + cake break), like Silvia cake, kärleksmums, cardamom cake, and tosca cake. But another classic is tiger cake! Tiger cake is a fluffy sponge cake made from vanilla and chocolate batter marbled together, or layered in…

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  • Tosca Cake (Swedish Almond Cake)

    Silvia

    Swedes take their fika coffee and cake break very seriously, so it’s no surprise Sweden is home to so many incredible cakes. And one of those cakes is toscakaka, or tosca cake. Tosca cake is a light sponge cake with a crispy caramelized almond topping. It sort of tastes like…

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  • Hallongrottor (Swedish Raspberry Jam Cookies)

    Silvia

    Swedes sure love their fika, which is a coffee break enjoyed with a sweet treat. While Swedish buns (like these cardamom buns) and cake (like silviakaka) are popular for fika, you’ll also see Swedish cookies served for fika as well. In fact apparently before fika became an established tradition in…

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