Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Midsummers Eve!

Today we celebrate the summer solstice, Midsummers Eve in Sweden. I found this funny video clip on Swedish Midsummer traditions:

And now on to sharing some pics from the day.

This Rhubarb Cake is cray-ay-zee delicious! Here's how to make it, google amounts to convert:

150 g of butter
3 dl sugar
2 eggs
3 dl flour

200 g rhubarbs
shredded coconut

Butter a pie dish, and "bread" it with the shredded coconut. Cut rhubarbs into inch wide pieces and fill the pie dish. Melt the butter in a pan. Take the pan off the heat and mix the other ingredients right into it. Stir just enough to mix, not too much! Spread on top of the rhubarbs. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. When done, the cake has a thin crispy crust, but is gooey on the inside. Serve warm with vanilla icecream.

Just a note about picture at the right. When I brought my daughter this outfit she gave a fierce protest. You see, the dress and the pants were not the same color. This girl is TWO years old! She agreed to put it on when I showed her that the seam around the dresspockets is the exact same shade as the pants. Which, ofcourse, I had thought of... What have I created?

And ofcourse I can't leave you without a picture of The little frogs dance. Because YES, we really do it. Around the maypole. Every year.

I hope you enjoy the above picture. Because it's not often you find a photo of a phallic symbol right outside a church. (Yes, that silo looking thing is a church.)

Happy Midsummers to you all! / Magdalena


  1. looks so lovely and fun and i just may try your recipe because i have a whole bunch of rhubarb that i need to do something with!

  2. Sounds delicious. Love those pics!

  3. I love rhubarb I stew it and have it with yoghurt and museli
    for breakfast.In NZ we have just had our shortest day so far its not been a bad winter.I will make your rhubarb cake it looks divine....
    Love your photos too.