Tag: sweets

Layered Farmer’s Cheese Dessert with Lingonberries and Sweet Rye Bread

Layered Farmer’s Cheese Dessert with Lingonberries and Sweet Rye Bread

This is a Nordic/Scandinavian dessert with superb flavors of sweet rye and cinnamon, tart lingonberry and smooth farmer’s cheese that will impress any dinner party guest and is super easy to make.

Taste of Finland: Karelia Pie (Karjalan Piirakkaa)

Taste of Finland: Karelia Pie (Karjalan Piirakkaa)

These delicious oval-shaped rye-crusted pies with creamy rice filling, often served with egg butter, used to be my favorites when I was living in Finland. 

Shrove Tuesday Scandinavian Style: Split Pea Soup and Cardamom Buns

Shrove Tuesday Scandinavian Style: Split Pea Soup and Cardamom Buns

If most of the Christian world celebrates Shrove Tuesday with eating pancakes, for Scandinavians it mainly means a day of sleigh-riding, eating pea soup and cardamom buns filled with whipped cream. According to old beliefs, sledging was important – the longer the slide, the longer […]

It’s La Chandeleur [Crêpe Day]! 12 Decadent Sweet Crêpe Toppings

It’s La Chandeleur [Crêpe Day]! 12 Decadent Sweet Crêpe Toppings

La Chandeleur is celebrated in France every year 40 days after Christmas, on February 2nd. In the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I  gave crêpes to poor pilgrims arriving that day in Rome for a candlelit procession. Originally, the candlestick marks the moment when days begin to […]

Mrs. Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake

Mrs. Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake

Print Mrs. Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake Ingredients 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 3/4 cup cups sifted cake flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 1/3 cup milk 1 cup chopped almonds 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten WHITE FROSTING […]

Sunday Morning with Grandma’s Buttermilk Pancakes & Fresh Strawberry Jam

Sunday Morning with Grandma’s Buttermilk Pancakes & Fresh Strawberry Jam

2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk or kefir 2 cups flour 1 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted   Cook immediately for nice and fluffy pancakes. Serve with freshly made strawberry jam. Just crush the strawberries and add sugar to taste – no cooking, […]