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Swedish brownie cake

In Brownies, Cakes and pies, Chocolate, Sweets on February 25, 2011 at 23:17

The first time I had this cake I was in Amsterdam visiting some good friends from Finland (and no, this is not one of those types of brownies!). Finnish friends that I met in Oklahoma. Yes, Sanna, I am talking about your Swedish brownie cake 🙂

I somewhat remembered the recipe (I think) and have baked the cake many times over after that wonderful weekend in Amsterdam. Ready for a truly international cake?

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Knekkebrød / The crisp bread: A Scandinavian staple

In Bakery, Breads, Breakfast, Crisp bread on February 13, 2011 at 13:28

Knekkebrød, or crisp bread, is said to be over a thousand years old and was one of the foods accompanying the Vikings on their raids. Today it serves as a quick, tasty and healthy breakfast or a between-meals snack. For many, many years I have eaten Wasa´s various crisp breads. It didn´t occur to me that I could bake my own until my mom started baking crisp breads. My family is addicted, so my mom bakes a batch just about every weekend, lasting the entire week. Last weekend I was home, baking with her. 🙂

Good news: you will need few ingredients and the crisp breads almost make themselves. A tiny bit of effort that will be rewarded for the rest of the week.

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