Tuesday, October 11, 2011

And the winner is...

The Winning Pastry

Jury Hard at Work

Haninge is taking part in something called Sweden - the new culinary nation. Yesterday three (lucky), jury groups gathered at City Hall in Handen. One group, seen here, were to decide about the best locally made pastry. The winner gets a diploma and 5000 SEK. The winning pastry will also be served at all café's around Haninge for the next year. If you have read this blog recently you will know that I have spent a lot of time at a particular cafe. I have told the owner, Henrik, about this event a couple of times. Last Friday he finally decided to mention it to the pastry chef, Diana Nordin. She was a bit upset about being told about it with such short notice, but still decided to give it a go, and guess what she won! Here's what the jury had to say: A winner because of the design and the taste that shone in it's simplicity. An added bonus was the resemblance of a boat. Haninge has a long coast and a big archipelago so designing the pastry to look a bit like a boat was a smart move by Diana. Best Pizza was won by Isa Akan from Brandbergen, and best Herring by Lotta Nyman from Dalarö. There will be many food events in Haninge this week and from tomorrow anyone who wants to can try the school food at a few chosen schools. More facts in Swedish here.

23 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Good food keeps body, mind and soul together.

Please have a good Tuesday.

Olivier said...

cela semble bon a manger ... hummm

Kate said...

I'd like to try that pastry. What is the filling?

Jacob said...

Congrats to Diana and to you for getting the whole process going! I grew up on Swedish pastry! My dad grew "out" on Swedish pastry!

I wonder how one gets to be the "taster"? I'd like that job!

bfarr said...

That pastry looks really good. The closest I can get to Swedish food is Ikea...

Bob Crowe said...

And I thought at first it was breaded fish with a fruit sauce. With a Swedish flag stuck in it, fish is always a good bet.

Irina said...

Congrats to the winners!
I am with Jacob: how can I find the job like that??

lewi14 said...

May I apply for the jury? It looks like a very hard job which I'd like to make. Could you taste the cake too?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes I'd like to be on that jury too Steffe, so good that they entered the comp and a very good idea of Diana's to create the 'boat shape' that might have made the judges take more notice!!

Paul said...

As Jacob said well done Diana. I thought the flags were a nice touch. I love a good pastry, never mind the soup, bring on the pudding! Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photo

paul said...

Looks delicious - just make sure not to overindulge when these pastries hit the shops!

And congratulations Diana!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Oh My! That looks amazingly delicious! The glazy tart crust looks warm even in the photo! Great Great Job! I would love to try one!

Greetings from the Philippines!
Steven^^

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations.

This reminds me of a big chili contest in Texas. The grand prize winner was a guy who called his cilil "Everyone's Chili." It turns out that he walked around to all of the other contestants' food booths, took a sample of the chili they were cooking, took the sample back to his pot, and mixed them all together.

When they found out what he had done they took the prize away.

brattcat said...

I'm applauding here in Vermont. How I wish we could all have a taste of the winners.

L.D. said...

This is great. Love the backstory and the judges appear to be deep in taste mode.

Steffe said...

Thanks all.

That is a good question Kate. I was back at the cafe this afternoon for a quick cup of coffee and a chat with a friend. I also talked to the pastry chef Diana, and took a portrait of her. I might post it here tomorrow. I am yet to taste the pastry in question, but I might try one tomorrow.

It's not an easy job to get. One of the jurors was the Blacksmith that runs the Viking Market here in Haninge. but he was there to try the herring.

Leif Hagen said...

I'd love to try one of those pastry boats with a cup of Gevalia! (Gevalia - nar du far ovantat besok!)

VP said...

I am always interested in this kind of things...

RedPat said...

I could go for one of those right now! With a nice cup of tea.

CaT said...

what a nice story!
and because of your photo im now hungry for pastry... yumyumyum..

Regina K said...

Just what I have been craving. Looks delicious.

T. Becque said...

Oh yum, I want the job of the judge!

Steffe said...

I ate my first Apple Canoe today. And boy was it tasty. I gave my mother one, and she liked it as well.