Cook's Hideout: Sweden -- Swedish Vegetarian Meal (Recipes)

September 22, 2014

Sweden -- Swedish Vegetarian Meal (Recipes)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days
Country: S for Sweden
Dishes: Swedish Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta), Raggmunk (Potato Pancakes), Broccoli Soup & Christmas Porridge
We are going to Sweden today.It is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Two of my brothers-in-law live there now. We went to Sweden 5 years ago and had a chance to visit Stockholm (Capital of Sweden) and Gothenburg. It is a beautiful country and we had a great time there. Good thing about visiting a new country, not as a tourist but as a guest is that we got a chance to see the country more up close. We went to couple of grocery stores with my BIL's family that I'm sure we would have skipped if we were tourists.
Sweden -- Swedish Vegetarian Meal (Recipes)

Visiting Sweden

We didn't get a chance to taste Swedish dishes. We had good home cooked meals, so didn't go out much for food. But even if we did finding vegetarian is a little difficult in Sweden. Fish, meat, potatoes and dairy products play prominent role. Supermarkets are stocked with hundreds of different varieties of yogurt and milk. It took us forever to decide what to choose and buy from the vast collection. My son, who was about 20 months old at the time, had a gala time enjoying the flavored yogurts and the smoothies.
Sweden -- Milk varieties
Dairy products in a Swedish Grocery store.
Sweden -- Bread varieties
Different types of Swedish Bread.
We bought this Swedish Princess Cake (don't remember the occasion now -- it wasn't anybody's brithday!!). It is a layer cake with alternating layers of airy sponge cake with raspberry or strawberry jam, pastry cream, and a thick domed layer of whipped cream. A green colored marzipan layer covers the entire cake giving it a smooth round top. It is then sprinkled with powdered sugar and a pink rose is put as decoration.
Sweden -- Princess Cake
This is the very famous Princess Cake that we ate in Sweden.
Ikea, world's largest furniture retailer was founded in Sweden. I am a big fan of Ikea, more for the food props than the furniture. Ikea has a restaurant in store where they sell Swedish meatballs and other Swedish dishes. They also sell Swedish snacks, drinks, cheese and jams there. I often buy their muesli, cheese and jam.
Sweden -- Swedish Vegetarian Meal (Recipes)
I initially wanted to make Swedish Cinnamon rolls, but then after the Russian meal -- I wanted to make another meal for Sweden and then saw Rajani's Smörgåstårta or Swedish Sandwich Cake and I wanted to try it. So here's my Swedish meal menu:


  1. Wow what a delicious meal you got there Pavani..all the dishes sound so interesting!

  2. Nice meal with well chosen dishes. Enjoyed reading the intro.

  3. That is a nice spread of Swedish meal. Enjoyed reading your experience in Sweden and lovely pictures of Sweden and the supermarket

  4. Wow wonderful spread, that porridge is truly tempting me to give a try.. Even we are planning our trip to Sweden, but dunno when, lovely recipes..

  5. Loved reading about your experience in Sweden dear :) such an tempting meal to enjoy , I wud love to finish them all !! looks fantastic !!

  6. even i ate the princess cake exactly the same are good to create a swedish per me they ate rabbit food :)

  7. Interesting read about your trip to Sweden! The spread is awesome.

  8. Lovely spread Pavani. I also saw that sandwich cake at Rajani's blog and was amazed. The name and looks are so catchy!

  9. Love the princess cake sounds like lot of work but still yum.

  10. what a great opportunity you had to visit. love the photos from your trip. I love buying the elderberry syrup from Ikea to make beverages with

  11. A wonderful spread and love to read about your visit.


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