Swedish waffles — våfflor (no snow necessary)

Swedish waffles — våfflor (no snow necessary)

Waffle-related accidents do happen. In 1943, an inspector in the regiment of Västerbotten was entrusted with 10,000 SEK in cash. During his weekend permission, he decided to keep the money safe in a metal box in the far back of a baking oven. Unfortunately, a group of...
Classic raspberry soup

Classic raspberry soup

Time for some childhood nostalgia: raspberry soup, or hallonkräm. My mother made tasty sweet soups of all kinds for our snack time — rhubarb, raspberry, apple — but sometimes, we kids would make the soups using a ready-made powder. And the commercials for ready-made...
Plättar — Swedish mini-pancakes

Plättar — Swedish mini-pancakes

What’s perfect to eat on a nice picnic? I’m sure many Swedes would nominate plättar, or Swedish mini-pancakes. Somehow, they are even more delicious than their famous larger sibling, the thin pancake. However, there are different ways of picnicking, as...
Quick and simple chocolate balls

Quick and simple chocolate balls

Few things in the kitchen scream “childhood!” as much as chocolate balls, or chokladbollar. They are simple and appropriately messy to make, making it a perfect baking project to do together with kids. Then, once the kids are a bit older, they’ll...
Sans Rival — Swedish almond praline cake

Sans Rival — Swedish almond praline cake

Sans rival means unrivaled. That’s a hard feat for a cake to live up to — but if one cake can do it, then maybe it is this one. It even has a royal connection: “At least once a year, the king gets a homebaked cake. It is a big, magnificent Sans Rival,...