This month our pick was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We chose it because it met two of our essential requirements. The story was set in Sweden offering a new cuisine for our food laden meeting and heck, Swedish meatballs were on our minds
I offered to make dessert but couldn’t come up with a single Swedish idea, let alone recipe name. So I opened up my two-inch thick, 10 pound heavy copy of The Professional Pastry Chef by Bo Friberg and found two measly entries: Swedish Lenten Buns (which fellow member Jann had already snagged) and Swedish Apple Tart. Besides, both of these recipes were incredibly complicated (duh, it’s for pros)!
So I made a simple geographical jump, reasoning that those southern neighbours of Sweden had a good thing going on.
In other words, a Danish could go Swedish. Continue reading