Swedish Sandwich Cake – Smörgåstårta


The Smörgåstårta isn’t exactly a cake because it is not baked. It isn’t exactly sandwich because it looks like a cake. Typically the Swedish Sandwich Cake has layers of seafood, fresh veggies, creamy spreads and soft fresh baked bread. However, there are hundreds of combinations to make a Swedish Sandwich Cake.
This type of sandwich cake is great to serve if  you have a large party such as for picnics, family reunions or even birthday parties. The colorful and decorative cake will be the talk of the party for sure. Everyone will wonder what is inside the cake. Once you slice into the cake you will uncover layers of different toppings.  You will need a knife and fork to eat the sandwich cake because it is not the typical sandwich.
 
Ingredients

  • 1 round sourdough 
  • cream cheese
  • cooked shrimp     
  • smoked salmon (or any other filling you prefer)  
  • cucumber  
  • chives (parsley or dill  
  • capers 
  • sliced hard boiled eggs and tomatoes
See our YouTube video to assemble the Swedish Sandwich Cake
Instructions

Cut off top of the bread and slice it horizontally, so you have 3 pieces of the bread. Spread cream cheese on each layer,and place smoked salmon and cucumbers in between the two slices (add shrimp as well if you prefer). Cover the bread with cream cheese on top and the sides and add chives or dill on the side. On the top piece place shrimp, twisted cucumber slices, capers and a slice of the smoked salmon formed as a flower in the center of the cake. Place the finished bread on a plate with sliced eggs and tomatoes around it.
 
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Swedish Princess Cupcakes – Svenska Prinsesstårta Cupcakes

The Swedish cupcakes is full of custard, jam, marzipan and loads of whipped cream!  You will definitely get a mouthful to enjoy!

 Cupcake Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons of butter

Bake cupcakes at 375 F for about 20 minutes

Cupcake Filling

  • custard can be made the day before (see our video to make it homemade)
  • whipped cream
  • raspberry jam

Marzipan and Marzipan Flower ingredients

  • 1 pound of almond paste
  • red, yellow and greed food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons of powder sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

The marzipan and marzipan flowers can be made the day before

 

See our YouTube video to prepare the Swedish Princess Cupcakes.
The cupcakes needs to be refrigerated until served. Ideally the cupcake should be eaten the same day it is made.

Hope you enjoy the bright green cupcakes with the adorable marzipan roses.  You might want to make these during Prinsesstårta week.

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How to make St Lucia Buns ❆ A Swedish Saint Lucia Saffron Bun Recipe ❅ Lussekatter

St Lucia Day is the “beginning” of Christmas (Jul) in Sweden.  St Lucia celebrations includes the Swedish saffron scented buns called Lussekater or Lussebullar.


Ingredients:   

  • 1 teaspoon of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pkg. of dry active yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • extra  raisins to decorate

We hope you enjoyed the St. Lucia recipe! Which is your favorite way to eat saffron buns….milk, coffee, tea or something else? Let us know in the comments!
xoxo,
Karen Grete and Heidi

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Vanilla Hearts – Vaniljhjärtan

These delicate special-occasion pastries are called Vanilla Hearts or in Swedish Vaniljhjärtan.  We thought it would be perfect to make these for Valentine’s Day!


♥ Ingredients ♥

  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • custard – please see our custard video https://youtu.be/D7pyA2gmzz4
  • powdered sugar

Instruction:
Mix butter with salt, vanilla, egg and add flour. Leave for approx. 1 hour. Roll out to 1/8″ thick and place in heart-shaped cup. Fill with custard and cover with dough. Bake at 425F for approx. 12-15 min. Let it cool in forms for approx. 10 min. Tip hearts out of forms, dust with powdered sugar. 


To get the Heart Molds it is at a Scandinavian store in Mystic, CT http://www.bestemorsimports.com/


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Kanelbullar – Swedish Cinnamon Roll Twists – Kanelsnurror

 

Swedish Cinnamon Roll Twists

 Ingredients

  • Approx. 7 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 10 tblsp melted butter
  • approx. 1/8 cup cinnamon and sugar
  • Egg wash and pearl sugar


 
Click on our YouTube video tutorial

Instruction:

  1. Mix the flour with milk, sugar, etc. and knead untill smooth. 
  2. Let it rise for about 1 – 1.5 hour. 
  3. Roll out the dough, spread it with butter and dust with sugar and cinnamon.
    If you don’t have pearl sugar. you can sprinkle regular sugar too.

  4. Shape the buns.
  5. Brush them with egg wash and sprinkle with pearl sugar.
  6. Let the buns rise for approx. 45 min.  
  7. Bake them at 450F for approx. 13-15 min.
Enjoy the cinnamon twists warm.  Tastes great with butter.

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Swedish Cinnamon Roll Twists

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake Recipe – Kladdkaka


Are you planning to make something delicious for Valentine’s Day?  Here is an absolutely delicious and moist Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake Recipe called Kladdkaka.  It is so easy to make too.  You family and friends will be impressed for sure. 
 
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Optional: whipped and strawberries for serving or dust with powdered sugar

 Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  2. Grease and flour a pie plate or a square baking pan
  3. Mix and beat sugar and eggs till smooth
  4. Stir in the flour and  cocoa
  5. Pour in the melted butter, vanilla extract and salt and stir till combined
  6. Pour the batter into the buttered and floured pie plate( or a square baking pan) and bake on the lower rack in the preheated oven for 35-40 min. or until the center has set.
  7. Let the cake cool before serving  
  8. Optional: Serve with whipped cream and strawberries or serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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