Two of my favorite desserts for the upcoming holidays. I love pie, but sometimes it is nice with something lighter after a heavy dinner.
My mom calls this Donald Duck cake, but it is better known as Pinocchio cake. I do not know what Disney characters have to do with it, but it is a popular cake in Sweden. It is the perfect summer cake; easy to make and serves many. The cake comprises a sponge topped with meringue and flaked almonds that is layered with whipped cream and fresh berries. Yum!!!
This is a Swedish delicacy not to be ignored, especially if you make your own cheese. Promise me to never to throw away whey again!! It has a complex, caramel flavor, that some people like to enhance with a little vanilla. It is not only a popular sandwich spread, but is widely used as a seasoning for stews, sauces and even desserts.
A deliciously cool and light dessert for hot summer days! And such a rare dish that most Swedes will never have heard about it. This milk pudding is made of silky smooth fresh cheese, served with half-and-half or whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. As the nickname Flygin implies (meaning to fly in, in Swedish), it simply slips away as it enters the mouth.