Swedish Desserts Are Trending. Here Are 5 Easy Recipes to Try
While hygge was so three years ago, traditional Swedish desserts are having a moment in the spotlight right now. And no, we don’t mean red, fish-shaped gummies. Here, five Swedish-inspired dessert recipes that are easy to whip up in your own home (and far cheaper than hopping on a plane).
Swedish Cinnamon Rolls
Known as kanelbullar, these cinnamon rolls have many more layers and swirls than the American version. They’re designed to be devoured at fika, a traditional Scandinavian coffee break we’d love to incorporate into our daily routine.
Cardamom Cream-Filled Bundt Cake
This light-as-air cardamom cream-filled Bundt cake is an updated twist on a classic yeasted Swedish dessert called semlor. Every bite is like eating a frothy cloud, so you can have as many pieces as your heart desires.
If delicate French crepes and fluffy American flapjacks had a baby, it would taste something like this. And there’s no need for syrup, because they’re layered with jam (and absolutely delightful).
Swedish Cinnamon Buns Topped with Salted Caramel
These buns have ribbons of cinnamon sugar, crunchy almonds and pools of sticky salted caramel contrasting with a pillowy-soft interior. They’re worth every single minute it takes to make them from scratch (and most of that time is hands-off anyway).
Parsnip and Lemon Loaf Cake
Raise your hand if you love carrot cake. How about zucchini bread? Meet the hip Swedish equivalent. The grated root veggie adds sweetness, moisture and subtle earthy notes that balance out the sweet citrus.