Kladdkaka for the perfect Fika

Kladdkaka, a simple yet deliciously gooey chocolate cake is one of the most popular desserts in Sweden. I’d say it is one of the more obvious choices for a fika, the traditional Swedish coffee break. According to an article published earlier this year, Sweden is the third biggest coffee consumer in the world. A fika is thus, quite a part of everyday life here. However, since people these days are more conscious of their sugar consumption, desserts are sort of reserved for the more relaxed Friday fikas. Last week I felt quite adventurous in the kitchen and baked my first kladdkaka. I followed this straightforward recipe, serving it up with some berries and ice-cream. And at the cost of appearing smug, let me just say it turned out quite yum 😉

Brunch at Cafe Saturnus

Stockholm has an active cafe culture. And Swedes are amongst the biggest coffee drinkers in the world. Brunch accompanied by a good cup of coffee and a plump piece of cake sounds like a popular idea around here. Cafe Saturnus near the heart of the city is highly recommended for its huge kanelbulles (cinnamon buns) and great selection of brunch & lunch menus. It was my first time there last weekend, but I am sure it won’t be the last.