Ermine Frosting (Flour Buttercream)

This is a smooth, creamy buttercream that is less sweet and buttery in flavor than most frostings. It was the frosting originally used for Red Velvet Cake. It uses regular sugar instead of powdered sugar and is really easy to make.

Kärleksmums (Swedish Lovebites)

This cake serves many and can easily be frozen and thawed for later. My kids call them chocolate squares but I like the Swedish name Kärleksmums that I liberally translated to Lovebites.

More Christmas Favorites

Want to learn how to eat Swedish smörgåsbord? Or julbord, as we call it when served at Christmas. And try some more of my favorite recipes for the holidays.

Swedish Rice Porridge

This traditional Christmas breakfast can be bought in Swedish supermarkets all year round, but is especially popular during winter. It is creamy, filling and sweet, served with cold milk and sugar/cinnamon on top.

Swedish Limpa (Sirapslimpa)

One thing I always missed since moving to America was this soft, sweet and flavorful bread. I finally found the perfect recipe that tastes just like my favorite Swedish limpa.

Liver Pâté

“Leverpastej” is one of my favorite sandwich spreads, especially on limpa, topped with a few slices of fresh or pickled cucumber. This is a simple and quick recipe with just a few ingredients.

Janssons Frestelse (Potato-Anchovy Casserole)

This dish was supposedly a favorite of the 19th century Swedish opera singer Per Adolf “Pelle” Janzon. It is delicious any time of the year, but has a given place on the Swedish julbord (Christmas table). My version is creamy with only a hint of anchovy.