Top Swedish Sweet Treats

| February 15, 2021

Swedish cuisine is simple but delicious as many dishes are made of meat, fish, vegetables, and butter because you need some fat to survive the cold winters. However, the highlight of Swedish kitchen is arguably the pastries and desserts. With so much variety of cakes, buns, and creams, those with a sweet tooth will be in for plenty of treats when they visit Sweden. Here we offer you to try some of the most popular Swedish treats that you can make in your own kitchen right now.

Cinnamon Bun
Cinnamon Bun

Våfflor (Swedish Waffles)

First of all, Swedish waffles are completely different than Belgium waffles. But the Swedish variation is also very delicious and extremely popular in this country. Here waffles are much thinner, crispier, and prettier as they have the shape of hearts. Usually, they are eaten with strawberry, raspberry, cloudberry, or “queens jam” (blueberry and raspberry) jam and a pile of whipped cream. This sweet dish is mostly made for weekend breakfast and waffles here have they own day known as våffeldagen (the waffle day).

Kladdkaka (Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake)

This super chocolate cake is so rich and passionate that you can easily confuse yourself are you really in cold Sweden or in hot Barbados because even one bite is worth a sin.  It has the perfect texture that make this cake sticky but not liquid, as a result, it is different than lava cakes. The main note of flavors is chocolate, but it is not boring. Served with some whipped cream, this sticky cake is pure perfection. It is heavenly good with a cup of strong black coffee and some brandy.

Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake)

Prinsesstårta is one of the most famous Swedish desserts and is usually eaten on birthdays. This is a classic cake in Sweden and is made of layers of sponge cake, stiffly whipped cream, raspberry jam, and covered by a layer of green marzipan. On top of the cake is a little pink marzipan rose with a few leaves and dusted with powder sugar. In fact, it received its name from the fact it was so beloved by the royals.

Lussebullar (Saffron Buns)

Lussebullar is one of the most delicious Swedish buns that are baked in Christmas time. These buns are a little bit yellow, has a shape of S, and they are dedicated to the holy figure called St. Lucia. Lussebullar is like a childhood memory as they are always soft, fresh, and a little sweet with the flavor of saffron. Some are baked with raisins in the dough and some only have a few raisins on top. There are also some saffron buns baked with almond paste and topped with pearl sugar. Traditionally, they are enjoyed with other traditional Scandinavian Christmas drink called Glögg, so the experience is nothing but festive.

Kanelbulle (Cinnamon Buns)

The cinnamon buns are popular pastry all around the world, but the Swedish variation is quite different than American one. The kanelbulle is the most famous desserts in Sweden that are eaten for coffee break called fikka. Soft, sweet, and hot buns rich in cinnamon flavor on a rainy afternoon feels like a warm blanket for your heart.

Sweet Treats
Sweet Treats

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