Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Swedish Cheesecake Day
Oh, I almost forgot to post about this very important day: November 14 was Swedish Cheesecake day. Ok, maybe not so important. Or not at all, really. It's a new tradition, that started in 2004, probably as a reaction to Cinnamon Bun Day (which is October 4th)
So, what's Swedish cheesecake? It's very different from American cheesecakes, I'll tell you that! It's baked, it's grainy and it's almondy. And it's a pain to make yourself, since you need rennet. I, and just about everyone else, buy it ready-made at the store and bake it in the oven until warm. It's then eaten with jam and whipped cream. Delicious, and very, very rich.
I asked the main produced - Frödinge - if this was ever exported and sold in maybe IKEA across the world, but sadly, no. As it's a chilled product, it's hard to ship. But if you're ever in Sweden - try it!