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,...
Våfflor — Swedish waffles

Våfflor — Swedish waffles

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...
Swedish curd cake from Småland

Swedish curd cake from Småland

As far as I know, Swedish curd cake comes in two versions. This one, from Småland in the south of Sweden, is the most widely known. The history of Swedish curd cake, or ostkaka Food historian Jan-Öjvind Swahn doesn’t have much to say on the topic of ostkaka,...
Ris à la Malta—rice pudding with orange

Ris à la Malta—rice pudding with orange

Ris à la Malta turns out to be another dish with an “either this, either that”-origin. But before we get into that, the fact is that this dish conveniently solves a potential dilemma. If you’re making copious amounts of rice porridge for Christmas,...