• saffron buns with almond paste and white chocolate
    Desserts

    Saffron buns with almond paste and white chocolate

    It’s the first of advent on Sunday and it’s officially Christmas season. In Sweden, it’s also saffron season. Saffron is big during Christmas season. It’s like the pumpkin spice during Thanksgiving. There will be a lot of different types of delicious pastry circulating with saffron in it. In fact, you can even buy small sachets of saffron even at the pharmacy. Especially when Lucia comes, Swedes have fika with saffron buns and a drink called julmust. It’s a fizzy drink that has a very distinctive taste. A little bit like cola, but not as sweet and a deeper taste. Normally, I don’t like fizzy drinks, however, I got a bottle from Søstrerne Grene, who sell Dufvenkrooks julmust…

  • white chocolate apple cake
    Desserts

    White chocolate apple cake

    I love dessert, especially anything with chocolate. I had to try out white chocolate apple cake. This combines two very typical types of desserts in Sweden. One is “kladdkaka” which is like a sticky brownie, but flatter. The other one is “skånsk äpplekaka” which is a typical apple cake that originates from where I live in Southern Sweden. Now anyone who has followed me for a while knows that I have a little balcony where I grow veggies and berries. However what I haven’t told you quite yet, is the fact that we recently bought a house. We haven’t moved in yet, but there is a garden. Now the garden is full of apple trees…