I put my hands on I book I was craving for years:
I jiggled when the postman came, saying loudly ” This is the book about fika I was waiting!”.
I was at work with my husband and a seller he was talking with.
Unluckly fika in Italian means pussy ( that pussy!) so you can imagine me running into explanations about what fika is for Swedish people. 😀
Apart from this bad figure this book is pretty lovely: no photos but nordic style figures as you can see above.
You can learn a lot about how Swedish people take their coffee break seriously, you can learn about the ” seven kind of cookies” ( how many cookies the serving dish must have to be properly prepared) and it’s packed with pretty simple recipes.
It arrived just around my birthday ( 29th September) and I decided to find a cake to test the book & celebrate.
I saw this kinuskikaka made with a thick layer of caramel and I decided this was perfect for my first 39 years! 🙂
The special thing about this cake is that the caramel is made with a very dark raw cane sugar: at the very first, when I put that in the saucepan with milkcream, I through ” I have to throw away everything, what’s that?!”.
But I kept faith and I kept it on the fire…
After 40 minutes I ended with a creamy, sticky, flavourful caramel.
Give it a try!
Here’s the recipe: