Perfect Carrot Cake

Since carrot cake is my favorite dessert, creating the perfect recipe was serious business. Moist, light and not too sweet, with warming spices and smooth cream cheese frosting. Trust me, this is the best carrot cake you will ever have!

Caramel Parfait with Cranberries

This is one of the simplest desserts you can make and it tastes like heaven! A creamy, rich, non-churn caramel “ice cream” with pops of tartness from the frozen berries. Made with just five ingredients in less than 10 minutes.

Pinocchio Cake

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!!!

A Different Kind of Easter

I make traditional fäbodmat from Jämtland every Easter. A knowledge that is about to be lost, so I wished to publish the recipes handed down from my grandmother and aunts.

Kams (Whey Poached Barley Cakes)

This is the local variant of old, traditional Fäbodmat from Ragunda, Sweden. The flat dough cakes are poached in leftover whey from cheese making and served immediately while hot, with cold fresh cheeses, messmör (whey butter) and butter.

Sötost (Sweet Cheese from Ragunda)

This is just a sweeter, more fragrant version of fresh cheese and a traditional accompaniment to Kams. But it is delicious on its own and a great sandwich spread, especially on tunnbröd (traditional flatbread from northern Sweden). The recipe is very similar to how I make my fresh cheese.

Messmör (Swedish Whey Butter)

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.

Kesfil / Flygin (Refreshing Milk Dessert from Ragunda)

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.

Ostkaka (Swedish Cheesecake)

The Swedish version of cheesecake is quite famous and popular despite being very different from the American version. It is a creamy, almond-scented cheese curd-based pudding that is served lukewarm with whipped cream and jam.