- Fastlagsbulle / Semla Bun
- Våffeldagen / The Waffle Day
- Schlagerfestivalen / Eurovision
- Påsk / Swedish Easter
- Nationaldagen / Swedish National Day
- Midsommar / Midsummer
- Kräftskiva / Crayfish Season
- Kanelbulledagen / Cinnamon Bun Day
- Lucia / Christmas Carols
- Julafton / Swedish Christmas
- Dalahäst / Dala Horse
- Toast Skagen / Prawn Toast
Påsk / Swedish Easter
In Sweden we love our eggs at Easter. We eat them, we paint them and we fill them with lollies. The history of eating eggs at Easter goes all the way back to the Middle Age. When the long fast finally came to an end, the storage of eggs was overloaded from all the hatching chickens. And now when people could finally eat again, eggs became a big part of their food intake during Easter.
EASTER CANDY EGGS
Easter is the time of the year when Swede’s go absolutely crazy about lollies. Up to 6 000 tons of lollies are sold during Easter week. One of the reasons is that we love giving away eggs filled with lollies and chocolate. The eggs can be in different sizes and made out of papier mache, jam-packed with sweets. They get hidden in the garden for kids to search. Having said that, doesn't mean adults are not included in the hunt. Anyone love an egg filled with lollies for Easter.
In modern time we started to decorate our eggs. A lot of people paint their boiled eggs with water colouring or pens. It can be any kind of motive, whatever your creativity feels for. A little more advanced technique is to make a tiny hole in a raw egg and blow out the egg. And just keep the shell for painting.
TIP ON HOW TO COLOUR YOUR EGGS
An easy trick to get a fun colour on your eggs is to boil them with different vegetables or spices.
Yellow: For a yellow colour – boil eggs with 1 teaspoon of turmeric.
Blue: For a blue colour – boil with blueberries or red cabbage. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar in the boiling water, to make the colour stick better to the eggs. And leave the boiled eggs in the water for at least 1 hour. Good luck with all your prep.
EASTER AT FIKA
Try our Easter Princess Cake for two! Our Aussie take on the classic Swedish Princess Cake has a soft coconut sponge with layers of vanilla custard, passionfruit, mango and whipped cream. Covered in gorgeous pink and yellow marbled marzipan. Pre-order here
Glad Påsk / Happy Easter
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