Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Secret Recipe

Dressed to Dance

Sorunda Cake

Sorunda Cake

Sorunda Cake

This is Ann Wahlfors and Lena Kristiansson. And possibly Ann's daughter, I forgot to ask. All three girls took part in the traditional dancing during the Midsummer celebrations at Prästgårdsparken on Friday. Lena is the chairperson of the Sorunda Handicraft group and she told me a little about the old Sorunda Dress. Ann, also known as Sorundann is a weaver, but more importantly she is a baker, and she is one of the few people in the world that bakes the famous Sorunda Cake, three of which you can see here. The recipe is a well kept secret. Every farm has their own design of the cake. The recipes are handed down and kept by only a few family members, but I do know one thing and that is that there's lots of butter in the cake!

15 comments:

Scott said...

Just got back from a couple week trip to see my children and grandchildren and I didn't get much time in "blogland". I've just looked at your series on the midsummer festival and found it really enjoyable to view. It looks like such a fun festival and those cakes look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

SFBakstad said...

Oh, what wonderful photos. My husband is from Norway and they have very similar dresses that represent each town. Looks like the weather is beautiful and those cakes...mmmm!

brattcat said...

These cakes are amazing! I want one of the center pieces from each of them!

Bill said...

Not sure what's in these cakes, but they certainly look very appetizing. I'd like a piece right now for afternoon tea. I like the dresses the women wear.

paul said...

Such beautiful pictures are just not fair on the viewer! No recipes, no samples to taste, leaves me with an empty feeling (especially in my tummy).

Olivier said...

les gâteaux sont de vrais œuvres d'art, cela donne envie...

Peter said...

Love the individuality of the cakes - this midsummers festival looks great!
Lots of your fellow Swedish Lions in Sydney today - they are missing your summer and experiencing our winter.

B SQUARED said...

Looks better than some "art."

Leif Hagen said...

Butter makes it better! Yummy cake photos! Fun to see the Midsommar dancing and folk costumes!
Glad Midsommar!

AB said...

Fascinating cake designs

this too will pass said...

delicious; nice pic's

J Bar said...

The costumes are great and the food looks yummy.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

VP said...

Love these picture, first portrait included, and can only dream about the flavors I'm missing with these gorgeous cakes!

Steffe said...

My dad's first wife had the recipe. Her aunt I think it was, came from a family in Sorunda. Quite a few people claim to know the correct recipe and it has been published several times. But as far as I know they all got it wrong.

Tinsie said...

What beautiful outfits and the cakes look amazing too! I love the idea of the secret recipe :-)