Simple rowan berry jelly

Simple rowan berry jelly

If the tree is full of rowan berries, winter will be full of snow, according to an old saying. On such a berry-rich year, why not take a few of them for yourself to make rowanberry jelly? I’ve been recommended to wait until the first frost to pick the rowan...
Delicious Swedish cinnamon buns

Delicious Swedish cinnamon buns

As soon as the first batch is out of the oven, the sneaky raids start… After all, it is a hopeless mission to keep cinnamon baking a secret. Soon, the smell has spread through the entire house, reminding everyone of childhood, raspberry squash, and endless...
Chewy apple cake with cardamom

Chewy apple cake with cardamom

There is the advanced, high and fluffy apple cake and the simple, chewy apple cake. This post is dedicated to the latter. It is a modest, rather flat cake. But, don’t be fooled. While it is pretty enough to look at, the real beauty of it comes when you take a...
Scanian apple cake — the original Swedish crumble?

Scanian apple cake — the original Swedish crumble?

To continue the theme of sturdy dishes from the south of Sweden, let’s turn to Scanian apple cake, or skånsk äppelkaka. The idea of frying flavorful grated rye bread in browned butter and layering it all with a cinnamon-scented apple compote… it sounds too...
Breaded apples from 18th century

Breaded apples from 18th century

Apple season! Are you tired yet of thinking of new ways of turning these delicious fruits into pies, purées, and pastries? Then, what better way to celebrate them than to try out this recipe from the 18th-century cookbook. These breaded apples come from the cookbook...
Tiger Cake — Swedish marbled cake

Tiger Cake — Swedish marbled cake

Never mind that it is delicious — the name tigerkaka, or “tiger cake” played a big part in making it a favorite in my family when my siblings and I grew up. For all English speakers — yes, this is a marble cake. But, you know, the Swedes wanted a cooler...