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Friday, 17 August 2012

Seven types of cookies

These cookies are called 'dreams'.
They melt in your mouth...☺

The first edition of  the book 'Seven types of cookies' was released after a cookie competition in Sweden in 1945 just after WWII. The interest of the competition was enormous  - about 8000 recipes was entered into the competition! After a time with rationing, the households were pleased to be able to bake a bit more than before. It was very common to bring out at least seven different cookies when you had guests. 

The week before I moved to Australia in 2001, I purchased  my very own copy of the book - the 81st edition. It was published in 1994 and at the time of publishing 3'200.000 ex had been distributed! - A very popular book. My mother has one as well... and I think most Swedish households have one or two copies in their family possession. You can find recipes for cookies, buns, cakes and even birthday cakes as well as different kids of pastries - anything you need when it comes to 'fika'  - the Swedish word for having coffee/tea and something yummy to eat. It's almost like Morning Tea/Afternoon Tea. When someone comes over to your house we offer coffee/tea or something else to drink and cakes & cookies are taken out of the freezer... A yummy Swedish tradition!! ☺ 

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  1. oh those do look like 'dreams'! I am a tea drinker (only - no coffee) and I just love a nice little cookie with my tea! :)

  2. You had me at cookie! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  3. Mmmm! I am sure the cookies taste good:)FRom Color connection.

  4. Would love having a big hand full of your hot cookies and a glass of milk.

  5. Thanks so much for the great, informative article! I didn't know that about hostesses having several different kinds of cookies on hand for guests!

    Thanks for linking up. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  6. Found you through Freedom Friday and will love going through your blog... I have been to southern Sweden and have made a few swedish treats... Newest follower and also pintrest follower...Love pintrest

  7. Hej Pernilla!
    Hittade dig via "The Rosegarden in Malevik" och blev lite nyfiken :)
    Australien... det är lååångt bort det!
    Svenska kakor... ja, men det är klart det ska vara... ser så gott ut!
    Ha det gott!

  8. These look so good. I am dying to bake again but it has been so hot here I just can't bare to turn the oven on.

  9. One thing that makes my heart warm, is definatelly BAKING! I hardly ever do it, unless it's for a tea party, or for my grands, because I eat them and I do watch my weight, lol..What a shame, lol..I love these with a cup of tea, or coffee too! Have a happy Seasonal Sunday.

  10. My daughter would love to try baking some of these! Catching up with Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Your comment is always a treat for me!
    Have a blessed weekend.

  11. These look delicious. Wonderful to have you with us at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. I would love to read your cookbook because I frequently read them. Visiting from Simple Sunday's, Olive

  13. While I have always loved to cook, I have never been much of a baker. I recently decided to make an effort to bake more often and now I wonder why I did not make the time to do so earlier. Wow ~ 7 kinds of cookies. That would certainly be a challenge for me. I think that I like cookie baking the best of all because I always try to stay slim and one can have a cookie to satisfy the sweet tooth without the over the top calories of pies or cakes. I will have to try to find a copy of this book. We are so lucky to be living in a time where we can freely buy the ingredients to bake and not have to worry about rationing.

    Susan and Bentley

  14. I could never imagine having seven different kinds of cookies on hand unless it were children would eat them too fast!

  15. I enjoy learning about Swedish culture and history from you. The only time my Mom had 7 different cookies in the house was during the holidays! My Mom was a baker, I am not - but I do love cookies as my sweet. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. Thanks for joining my party! I'm proud of you for being first once again! Those cookies look wonderful. Your cookbook reminds me of our family's "Purity Flour Cookbook" We've had it around forever and now my kids enjoy cooking from it.

  17. Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  18. Bästa boken för bak! Finns på engelska. Mina tjejer gav den till min australienska svägerska:) Hon älskar prinsesstårta :) De bor i dina hoods.

    Alltid härligt att snubbla in hos dig.


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