Swedish Raspberry Cave Cookies and the Evolution of Life

Swedish Dessert SWEDISH RASPBERRY CAVE COOKIES(Hallongrottor) INGREDIENTS 1¼ cups butter, softened⅔ cup sugar2 teaspoons baking powder2 cups flour½ cup potato starch or corn starch2 teaspoons vanilla extract½ cup raspberry jam (or your choice of jam) […]

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Winning the Battle of Britain With Cinnamon Rolls

Swedish Dessert CINNAMON ROLLS (Kanelbullar) INGREDIENTS – DOUGH ⅔ cup butter (⅓ cup more later) 1½ cups milk 1 egg (1 egg more later) 2 teaspoons cardamom ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar (⅓ cup […]

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Massively unknown old Swedish proverb: The man who says he doesn’t want to be served a snack on a Scandinavian Airlines flight in 1969 is a liar…

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Grandma Anna’s Spritz Cookies

Swedish Dessert GRANDMA ANNA’S SPRITZ COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter* ⅔ cup sugar 3 egg yolks 2½ cups flour 1 tsp almond extract (optional) SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater** cookie gun, aka cookie press […]

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Spelt Bread and Spelling Bees

Swedish Appetizer SPELT BREAD INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons (1 package) yeast 1½ cups lukewarm water 1 tablespoon butter (2 more tablespoons later) 2 tablespoons honey ½ tablespoon salt 4 cups spelt flour 1 tablespoon butter (1 […]

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How to Say All Over the World, “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?”


  “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?” I used GoogleTM Translate to translate the above phrases into the following languages. You might never need to use these words […]

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Spotlight on Paul R. De Lancey – Author of “Do Lutheran Hunks Eat Mushrooms?”


Excerpt from Chapter 1-A Loaf Of Bread The tennis lady gave Joe a long look, her lip licking insinuating a wild hour of addressing and stuffing envelopes. “You know you really should try out for […]

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Saffransbröd and When Sweden Rocked the Surfing World


Swedish Dessert SAFFRANSBRÖD INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons yeast ⅓ cup warm water 1 cup milk ½ cup butter ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar (½ cup more later) ½ teaspoon (1 gram) saffron threads ⅓ cup […]

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Yellow Pea Soup and Why Sweden Never Gets Invaded


Swedish Soup YELLOW PEA SOUP WITH PORK (Ärter med fläsk) INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds yellow split peas 6½ cups water 8 ounces salt pork 1 carrot 1 large yellow onion ¾ teaspoon fresh ginger (about ⅔”) […]

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