Sweden: Prinsesstårta

Um, yeah hi, this Prinsesstarta is what dreams are made of. That’s all that really needs to be said for this cake. I had two pieces instead of dinner, and I don’t regret it. …ok maybe I regret it a little bit. But not too much. So I live in a part of Chicago where…

Norway: Skolleboller

Making my way right on through Scandinavia, we come to Norway! What are some things that come to mind when I think of Norway? Norwegian Ridgebacks…Vikings…Maybe the little Norway guy from the Skandinavia & The World comics… anyone else read  SatW?? …No?…okay…(it’s hilarious) Ok well I don’t know much about Norway, but its another country, like…

Denmark: Hindbærsnitter

To Denmark! The obvious choice of a baked good to make for Denmark would be a danish, but I apparently decided I was too good for danishes and decided to make Hindbærsnitter instead…a thing I don’t even know how to pronounce! But it looks good and is apparently pretty common in Denmark! At first glance they…

Germany: Franzbrötchen

Next, we come to another European great, the wonderful Deutschland!! Germany is another place I’ve been in my travels, once to Heidelberg and Münster-Sarmsheim, and the other time to Hamburg, with a brief stop in Lüneburg. I remember being boggled at the sheer length of some German words which, in my brother’s words “defy the laws…

Netherlands: Gevulde Speculaas

After a week off of baking, I have arrived in the Netherlands! I have visited the Netherlands once in my travels, and it is one place that I would love to return to! A while back, my family took a trip to Europe, and we stopped off in Muiden, and Amsterdam. My clearest memories of…

Scotland: Caramel Shortbread/Millionares’ Shortbread

We arrive at Scotland!! (I said that in my head with a Scottish accent. And what a great accent it is!) So I’ve decided that my “visits” to these European countries so far have been informative but not quite as much as I realized I’ve been hoping to learn about each place. My expedition has…