Smörgåstårtans Day 13th of November

A smörgåstårta is a very Swedish thing. It's a savory layered sandwich cake, usually served for a festive occasion. Did you know, today is Smörgåstårtans Day? traditionally made by layering white bread with egg and mayonnaise often as the base. The additional filling may vary greatly. Originating from the post war era around the 1940, the 'smörgåstårta' is served cold and cut like a...

SMAKA – a Scandinavian restaurant in Central London

Escape Central London, skyscrapers and busy streets and step into a Swedish forest... Smaka (meaning to taste in Swedish) is a Scandi-influenced all day restaurant and bar in Aldgate East, serving up a healthy breakfast and lunch as well as home cured salmon and the classic Swedish meatballs in the evening. Aldgate is an vibrant area with a mix of residents as well as being popular with many...

Prinsesstårta Recipe and TotallySwedish’s 10th Birthday Party!

This Swedish layer cake is very festive and tasty; sponge cake, full of custard, raspberry jam, whipped cream, covered in a bright green marzipan and decorated with a beautiful pink marzipan rose. What more perfect celebration cake for TotallySwedish's 10th Anniversary!? The Prinsesstårta is a Swedish classic and a cake with history; it first appeared in print in 1948 and became known as the...

Prinsesstårta for Little B on her Birthday

Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake) is a traditional festive Swedish cake consisting of layers of airy sponge cake, whipped cream and thick pastry cream, topped with a 2–3 mm layer of green marzipan, sprinkled with powdered sugar and decorated with a pink marzipan rose. The original recipe first appeared in the 1930s cookbook "Prinsessornas Kokbok" by Jenny Åkerström, a teacher of the daughters of...

Svenska Flaggans Dag

It is Swedish National Day today, Hipp Hipp Hurra! Since 6th of June 1983 the Swedish people has been celebrating a official National Day. On that very same day a Swedish National Costume was introduced by HRH Queen Silvia of Sweden. Although the costume was in existence since the 1900s, it was not accepted as a National Costume until this day. If you feel like celebrating you should try out a...

Fastelavn, the Sunday before lent

Fastelavn in Scandinavia will be celebrated, depending on the country, either today or on Tuesday. We celebrate with three important traditions; carnival, rich food and with decorating our homes with fastelavnsris, shown in the picture to the left. During the period of carnival all nurseries and schools in Scandinavia celebrate in one way or the other. The youngest children have a day of...