Princess Cake is probably the most famous of Swedish cakes. With its layers of airy sponge cake, creme patisserie, raspberry jam, whipped cream and covered with a layer of colourful marzipan - it's absolutley gorgenous and indulgent.
Recipe and photo by: Elin at Fika Bristol
Swedish Fruit Crumble Pie, Smulpaj, with home made vanilla sauce is pure heaven!
This recipe works with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries or any other favourite fruit and berries.
Swedes have enjoyed the taste of cardamom for more than 1000 years, when the Vikings found the spice in the bazaars of Constantinople.
Today Swedes consume eighteen times more cardamom than the average country.
Cardamom adds a fragrant flavour to biscuits, cakes, mulled wines, stewed fruits, ice-cream, and it's even used as a pickling spice.
Surprise friends and family with a deliciously moist cake topped with caramelised almond flakes - perfect for dessert or fika breaks. The Tosca Cake became popular in Sweden during the 1930's and 40's. Its origin is not known, but it's believed that it's named after Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca.
Made with fresh rhubarb, this pie is the perfect dessert or fika treat on a nice summer's day.