National Day of Sweden 2017

Happy National Day of Sweden! This day celebrates two different events in Swedish history. June 6 1523, Gustav Vasa was elected king. Then in 1809 on the same day Sweden adopted a new constitution.  

As some of you may know already I will be moving to Sweden in August so I wanted celebrate, even if it was state side. I own a Vikings costume from mom's museum and whipped up a delicious fika treat, mandelkaka med blabar. (I apologize Swedes, I do not have a Swedish keyword set up yet)

Here's the recipe I got from the cookbook: Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break (link to Amazon)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 eggs
3/4 natural cane sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
about 1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease and flour a 9" round baking pan.
  2. In the small saucepan, melt the butter. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and almond extract until frothy. Pour in the slightly cooled butter and stir until well blended. Sift in the flour and mix until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking pan. Scatter the blueberries evenly over the top. You don't need to press the berries into the cake; their weight makes them sink a bit during baking.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown on top. The cake is done when a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake and let it cool before serving.

This is a super easy recipe! It is light and fresh. It can be paired nicely with many different summer berries. When I served it to my family, we all agreed that either whipped cream or ice cream would be wonderful matched with the lightness of the cake. 

Grattis Sverige! 
your little mouse


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