It’s my third Wedding Anniversary today and to mark the day, I wanted to make something new. I have been meaning to bake an orange cake since some time and thought it would be the perfect occasion. I referred to a Swedish food store blog for the recipe, but have used only the ingredients I had in my kitchen, as always 🙂
Even though it is still cold here in Stockholm, but there is spring in the air and I love it. There is a different kind of freshness, something that tells me something is about to begin. Yes, the flowers are about to cover the ground. It will be green soon, and there will just fragrance all around. And, there will be berries…yay!!! They are already in the market, but it is just the beginning.
A simple yet delectable cake this is. Brings back my childhood memories of Britannia fruit cakes. I have been on a cooking spree today after days. This is the second post in a row, so I am not going to talk a lot and get straight to the recipe. 🙂
The most beautiful place in Sweden that I have visited so far is Gotland. It is one of Unesco Heritage sites. I can go there any number of times. Everything is so beautiful and serene, water is so clean, the mountains so majestic, the old town has such a vintage feeling. I can go on and on about it. But, the blog is not about Gotland, but food :). Well, I am getting there. This dessert is a specialty of Gotland and is served with a special jam made of salmbär found only in Gotland. However, people in the mainland have it with other kinds of jam such as blueberry jam. But, Gotland’s Saffranspannkaka is very close to people who live in Gotland or have lived there sometime in their life and people like me who love Gotland.
Figs have been in season since some time now. Even though their season is not so long, atleast here in Stockholm we don’t get it for more than a month or two. I have been picking them from the super market. Also, thought of making something with them, but they are so melt in mouth that I can’t keep my hands off. I was in the grocery shop over the weekend and saw the figs again. Back of mind I was planning for Abhisek’s b’day and I picked them thinking, “will do something with these”, but I still had no clue about the ‘what’.
Was surfing the Internet looking for his b’day dinner and cake. Found a lot of upside down cakes, such as pineapple, apple, plum, etc and there it was. I decided that I will take him on a trip to middle east. So, here is what I did, a fig upside down cake, which is also eggless. It is packed with the nutrition of figs, the richness of caramel sauce and the goodness of cinnamon. What else can one ask for? The cake turned out better than my expectations. Absolutely delectable! And, Abhisek, don’t ask about him. I am sure I am getting the demand for another bake soon.