In 2015 we had chance to spend the whole Christmas season in a Swedish restaurant in a specific part of the country called Småland, and of course, I’ve tried all the traditional dishes from the festive smörgåsbord: the julbord. One of my favorites was the dessert, called Ostkaka which literally means cheesecake. Our host told me that it’s not too easy to prepare this dessert because it … Continue reading Ostkaka

Gingerbread © Reka Csulak


Christmas is on the corner so it’s time to thinking about one of the most important elements of the festive decoration: gingerbread. But this year instead of sharing my family recipe, I will show you how to prepare Swedish ginger thins, which is my new favorite since I’ve tried them at IKEA and then in Sweden. Pepparkaka is totally different from the Central European soft … Continue reading Pepparkaka

Kanelsnurrer © Reka Csulak


Magyarul  ⇣  Kanelsnurrer – Norwegian cinnamon rolls Recipe source: Dark Table Mood https://www.darktablemood.com/recipe/2017/2/20/cinnamon-rolls About half year ago I’ve discovered high quality pictures about gorgeous horses on Instagram, plus there were some yummy food on that timeline too, so I knew instantly, that I would like to follow what happens on that little Scandinavian farm. This is how we started to have short then longer conversations … Continue reading Kanelsnurrer

Saffronsbullar © Reka Csulak


The sweet yeast rolls are so popular in Sweden all year around, just think about cinnamon buns and Semla buns, but in the Christmas season, there is some special yummy dessert flavored with golden saffron. Saffransbullar or saffron buns are one of these treats. Even Christmas is far away, I really wanted to treat myself with these golden buns, so I’ve prepared a batch.

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