Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fika


We like to have afternoon coffee with a treat, "Fika"is what we call it....which according to Wikipedia is...
"Fika is a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffee break, with one's colleagues, friends, date or family. The word "fika" can serve as both a verb and a noun. Swedes consider having a coffee an important part of the culture. You can fika at work by taking a “coffee break”, fika with someone like a “coffee date”, or just drink a cup of coffee. As such, the word has quite ambiguous connotations, but almost always including something to eat, such as cookies, cakes and even candy, accompanied by a drink. This practice of taking a break, typically with a cinnamon roll or some biscuits or cookies, or sometimes a smörgås or a fruit on the side, is central to Swedish life, and is regularly enjoyed even by government employees."
Nice warm Cardamon bread, fresh from the oven and steaming hot coffee and lots of conversation.

2 comments:

Mrs. G said...

Please share the recipe for this scrumptious looking loaf. Fika sounds like something I need to do...right now.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

How delicious that bread looks!

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