Baking Challenge – European Style: Week 7 – Sweden

After a short break last week, I’m back with week 7 of my European baking challenge. Since Midsummer is such a big thing in Sweden, I decided to go with this wonderful country for this weeks’ challenge.

I’ve never been there, but have a lot of friends who travel there regularly and love it. For me it’s the land of Pippi Longstocking, Bulllerbü, red houses and countless lakes. And, of course, the land of Ikea.

However it’s also the land of delicious food – also brought to us by courtesy of Ikea. 🙂 My husband is a huge fan of their köttbullar (little meatballs) and I love, love, love the little cinnamon buns. For this week I decided to go with another traditional Swedish sweet treat: an almond cake. I haven’t decided yet whether it’s going to be a simple sponge cake or the more fancy Toscakaka with a caramel-almond topping.

If you want to get started with some great Swedish recipes or some travel info about this beautiful country go here:

Swedishfood.com
Pernilla Elmquist
Anne’s Food
Visit Sweden
Nomadic Matt

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