Scandinavian Almond Cake..for the Swede in you

 
Monday while I was in town, I had to waste a little bit of time while waiting for my mammogram appointment so I stopped at Goodwill and found a scalloped Scandinavian loaf pan for sevety five cents.  Earlier in the summer, I had seen a recipe to make an Almond Cake so I had to try it out…Here’s the results…………..

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Yum…Yum….
Isn’t this a fun coincidence…
Our daughter Kelli is taking a college geography class.  She called to tell me that she has to do a big presentation on a country and she chose Sweden.   I liked her thinking as I am half Swede.  My grandparents on my Dad’s side came from Sweden to the States in the early 1900’s.  Needless to say, I am partial to anything Swedish…even college projects.  So guess what Kellis is taking as part of her project?  A traditional food from Sweden…

Scandinavian Almond Cake.  Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try. 
Spray the pan with cooking spray and flour it.  You can use a loaf pan if you don’t have a scalloped one.  I doubled this to make two loaves.

Beat well:
1 1/4 c sugar
1 egg
2/3 c milk
1 1/2 t almond extract

Add:
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 t baking powder

Add:
1 stick melted butter

Mix well and pour into the pan.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  The edges must be golden brown.  Completely cool in the pan before you remove it.  Invert.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

It’s VERY important that you let it completely cool before you invert it.

I just love Goodwill…sometimes I find the greatest things…like the scalloped loaf pan!

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