National Dish of Sweden Ostkaka
|heavy cream||½ cup|
|cottage cheese||1 ¼ cup|
|rice flour||3 tbsp.|
|almond flour / 4 tbsp. ground almonds||¼ cup|
|sugar (divided)||¼ cup + 1 tbsp.|
|fresh strawberries (sliced)||7 oz.|
Ostkaka is a Swedish cheesecake that is typically topped with strawberries or eaten with other berry jams or fruit compotes. It is a sweet dessert that has origins in two parts of Sweden; Smaland and Halsingland. Osaka is always eaten warm as it is not as flavorful when eaten hot or cold. November 14th has been named the Day of Ostkaka in Sweden.
Directions on how to Prepare Ostkaka
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8-inch cake tin.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and ¼ cup of sugar together.
- Add the almond flour or ground almonds to the eggs and sugar.
- Add the milk, rice flour, cottage cheese, and heavy cream.
- Whisk these ingredients together until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the greased cake tin and bake in the oven for about one (1:00) hour or until the cake rises and is slightly brown at the top.
- Prepare the strawberry topping by tossing the sliced berries with 1 tablespoon of sugar and a dash of black pepper.
- When the cake has cooled slightly, top with the strawberries.
- Slice and serve the Ostkaka warm.
Swedish cuisine could be described as centered around cultured dairy products, crisp and soft (often sugared) bread, berries and stone fruits, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and seafood. Potatoes are often served as a side dish, often boiled. Swedish cuisine has a huge variety of bread of different shapes and sizes, made of rye, wheat, oat, white, dark, sourdough, and whole grain, including flatbreads and crispbreads.