When we moved on to Sweden, I had difficulty coming up with a recipe.We checked out a Scandinavian cookbook from the library, and I still wasn’t sure what we should cook.
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Finally I stumbled across a recipe for Swedish Almond Cake. I knew we had a winner!
We got out the mixer and started baking.
We measured, mixed, and took turns supervising the mixer.
The recipe was easy to follow and produced a moist, yummy, and very, very sweet cake. I can’t reprint the recipe here for you, but you can find it here. I did not deviate from the recipe at all.
While waiting for the cake to bake, we learned about Sweden.
We located it on our globe and read a wonderful book, D is for D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet (Discover the World).
We leaned about all the Nordic countries. We learned about their customs, holidays, history, food, and of course, the Vikings.
The cake did not disappoint. It was moist and very yummy. And in the end, the girls were able to link the flavor with the interesting facts that we learned.
I highly recommend using food when learning about different cultures of the world!