Swedish desserts are amazingly unique even though they are not as famous as French desserts,for instance. People don’t usually think of Sweden as a cuisine related country, but just as one of the Nordic countries in Europe from which Vikings came. However, Swedish desserts leave everyone wanting more!
Here’s a top 5 of Swedish desserts:
Invented in 1939 by cookbook author Jenny Åkerström as a tribute to Sweden’s then princesses: Margaretha, Martha and Astrid. It’s an airy cake with pastry cream and jam that delights everyone who ever eats it. A particular thing about the Princess Cake is the fact that it’s always covered with a green marzipan coat. Over the years, many people wondered: why green? But failed to find an answer. However, the Princess Cake is one of the trademarks of Swedish Desserts.
It’s so uniquely Swedish that it has been declared by the European Union a specialty food with Protected Designation of Origin. The Spettakakka comes from the Swedish region of Skåne and it’s basically a tower of ribbons of meringue-like batter, piped carefully on a rotating spit. At first it was a dessert reserved for the rich, but by the 20th century, it was a common dessert for any celebrations.
The Swedish counterpart for cheesecake. It’s rather different than the American Cheesecake, though. It has a firm consistency and a subtle taste of almonds, and is generally served with some lingonberry jam. Since 2004, Ostkaka has a national day: 14th of November.
Is a gooey cake, made with lots of chocolate and it’s similar to the American brownie. More commonly known as a chocolate mud cake, this Swedish dessert is usually served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Is a traditional sweet roll which consists of a cardamom flavoured bun, which is cut in half and filled with a mix of milk and almond paste, then topped with whipped cream. The cut off top is used as a lid and is topped with powered sugar. It’s served with coffee or tea.
Swedish desserts are without a doubt impressive ones. They look delicious and taste amazing. What’s your favorite Swedish dessert? Have you ever tried one?
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