What is the best part of travelling? Travel allows me to meet and interact with people of different races and culture. It makes me appreciate my family and friends more, as well as their accompaniments during the journey. I guess, another great thing about travelling is that I got to try different cuisines and food around the world. My winter holiday to the Scandinavia in December last year has certainly exposed me to some of the best food in Europe.
As a baker, the first thing that drew my attention was the vast variety of bread and pastry at Lagkagehuset, probably one of the best bakeries in Copenhagen. The size of the danish pastries is considered quite big for me, almost double in size compared to those found in Singapore. If you are looking for divine Danish pastry with a reasonable price, this bakery won’t disappoint you.
Most of the pastry chefs or bakers are familiar with French pastry, such as macarons, financier, croquembouche, madeleine etc. But what about Swedish cakes and pastries? Now, let me introduce the iconic Swedish Cakes – Prinsesstårta, or the Princess Cake. It is a classic Swedish layered cake comprising alternate layers of sponge cake, berry jam, pastry cream and whipped cream, and topped with a beautiful green marzipan. No wonder the Princesses were said to have been fond of this cake.
The trip to the Scandinavia is absolutely a fruitful one. Oh…another highlight of the trip is that we finally witness the NORTHERN LIGHT!!! How lucky are we, and we give thanks to God for the wonderful memories.
(The pictures taken were blur, I guess it would have been perfect if we had a tripod to stabilise the camera.)