How have we been blogging for almost ten years and I still haven’t told you about one of our most Swedish traditions. Fika is an important part of our culture. It’s a cherished break to chat with friends, family or colleagues over coffee or tea and a home baked sweet treat. It reflects the Swedish ideal of slowing down to appreciate life’s small joys and is also a good demonstration of the Swedish shyness. You see, we Swedes are not as social or outgoing as Americans or Southern Europeans, so most social gatherings start with a fika as an unofficial way to get to know each other.
We have a super exciting competition lined up today but before we get into that, let us tell you about the perfect cake for your next fika break. This Rhubarb Crumble Sheet Cake is made for sharing and it is a combination of two good things – a cake and a crumble. It has a soft and spongy gluten free almond base, a layer of delicious and tangy rhubarb and is topped with a crunchy and sweet sunflower crumble. We are sharing both a more traditional version of this cake and a hippie vegan version with dates instead of coconut sugar and aqua fava instead of eggs. So head into the kitchen and bake this and then bring it to your colleagues for a Swedish fika.
Win a trip to Stockholm and a fika together with us!
In proud collaboration with Visit Sweden, we are giving away a trip for two to Stockholm to have a Fika with us!
Take a photo of a Swedish fika moment of your own (it doesn’t have to be this recipe, just any coffee break moment) and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #visitswedenfood and a mention of Swedish fika in the caption. First prize is a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, for two including a night in a hotel and a fika with me and Luise and a signed book of choice. Yay! We will also pick three extra winners that will receive the book Fika by Johanna Kindvall.
The competition ends on 30 May. Together with a jury from Visit Sweden, we will choose our favorite contribution and announce the winner on 6 June 2019. The competition is open worldwide.
The prize includes a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, for two + a night in a hotel + a Fika with us! The prize includes travel to Stockholm for two people (flight or train depending on where you live), return Arlanda Express ticket for two, one night for two people in a double room in a Stockholm hotel in or near the city center. Transport to and from your home to the airport/train station is not included. Nor is any personal costs during your stay in Sweden.
Ts&Cs: This competition is arranged in collaboration with Visit Sweden. By entering the competition you permission to Visit Sweden to publish your photo via their Instagram channel @VisitSweden. Closing date for entry will be 30 May 2019. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. There will be no cash or other alternative to the prize offered and prizes are not transferable. Where applicable, prize winners will be responsible for organising valid passport(s) and for securing any necessary visas. They are also strongly advised to take out adequate insurance and health advice. Dates, and other specific details of a prize are subject to availability. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over. Individuals connected with any company involved in the competition, and members of the immediate family of the above people will not be eligible to participate. The value of the price is approx. 2 500 EUR. Any tax incurred will be paid by the winner.