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Swedish Crown Bakery in Anoka

This month of May we’re featuring towns across the Twin Cities. It’s a series we’re calling TCL In Your Town and our first stop is Anoka. It’s out change to highlight the great people, great attractions and great food in the area. Speaking of food, the Swedish Crown Bakery in Anoka has become a popular spot in town, known for its authentic Scandinavian & European baked goods. It’s a spot Eva Sabet and her husband brought to Anoka a few years ago. Eva stopped by our studio to show Steve and Elizabeth how to make a traditional Swedish Princess Cake. 
 
Recipe
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 TBSP milk
  • 3/4 cup flour (or GF flour)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
Whisk egg & sugar white & fluffy. Add milk & vanilla & mix. Sift flour into the egg/milk mixture and add baking powder as well. Nicely fold until lump free. 
 
Put batter in 8" cake pan at 390F for 20 min or do the toothpick test in the middle to make sure it is done in the inside. When cooled down cut into 3 pieces.
 
Homemade Custard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 TBSP corn starch
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
Put all ingredients in a pot. Whisk on low heat until it thickens. Add vanilla & let cool.
  • 3/4 organic raspberry jam
  • 3 cups organic whipped cream
  • 1 LB marzipan/almond paste
  • natural color
Put raspberry jam on the first cake layer. After the raspberry jam put half the custard. Now repeat with the second cake layer and top with the last layer. Put the whipped cream on top of the cake and on the sides. Even out the cream to a nice dome. Put in the refrigerator to settle while doing the marzipan. 
 
Knead choice of color into the marzipan or leave it naturally colored. After the color is evenly kneaded into the marzipan, roll it out on a silpat, or between 2 plastic wraps. Make sure the surface is big enough to cover the cake and make sure it is not too thick. Take out the cake from the refrigerator place the marzipan on the cake and try to even it out at best as you can. Decorate with marzipan flowers, chocolate, & dust some powdered sugar.