Swedish Cream

Host Zoe Francois' Swedish creme with lingonberry jam, raspberries and krumkake, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

This is the Swedish cream recipe I made in the Nordic Treats episode of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network where I pay tribute to my Nordic heritage by preparing Swedish cream and krumkake, a pressed cookie and visiting a ladies’ church group for a lesson in making the traditional Norwegian flatbread, lefse. I also prepare sour cherry streusel bars because you can’t attend a gathering in Minnesota without bringing something to share!

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Cherry Desserts

A Slice of Cherry Olive Oil Cake on a plate

Cherry season is here, and while these tart beauties may be best known as Northeastern fruit (D.C. cherry blossoms, anyone?), different varieties are plentiful across the northern states. I love using cherries in cakes and desserts because they are tart AND sweet, making them a burst of balanced fruit flavor. They’re tasty in toppings, filling or inside cakes. You’ll find all kinds of cherry desserts below.

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