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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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  • My 6 Favorite Danish Cakes

    Silvia

    I’ve always loved visiting Denmark, and now that I live in Bergen I often have layovers in Copenhagen when flying abroad, and whenever I can I try to extend them so I can spend a few days in the city. Copenhagen is so beautiful, I love wandering the streets, and…

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  • Danish Fragilité Cake

    Silvia

    You’ve probably tasted Sarah Bernhardt cookies, which are widely beloved across Scandinavia and abroad. And Johannes Steen, the same pastry chef in Copenhagen who created the Sarah Bernhardt cookie, also developed a wonderful cake: fragilité cake. Fragilité cake has layers of hazelnut meringue filled with a thick coffee cream. The…

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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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  • Hindbærsnitter (Danish Raspberry Squares) (Alexandertorte)

    Silvia

    We’re starting to see the first hints of spring here in Bergen, so this week I wanted to make something a bit colorful. Hindbærsnitter are Danish raspberry squares that are equally pretty and delicious. Hindbærsnitter are made with two sheets of vanilla shortcrust pastry filled with a thick layer of…

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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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