What's a Smörgåstårta I hear you ask? I first heard of it from my husband's aunt who is Finnish. We were having a Swedish themed Worldwide Food Night and I only knew of Gravlax, Pickled Herring and Swedish Meatballs. The fact that it loosely translates to "Sandwich Cake" immediately pricked up my ears. Here's a brief description from Wikipedia:
"Smörgåstårta ("sandwich cake") is a Swedish dish. It is a kind of sandwich with so much filling that it more resembles a cake than a sandwich.
The smörgåstårta is normally made up of several layers of buttered bread with creamy fillings in between. The kind of fillings and toppings varies, but egg and mayonnaise are normally the base, and typically accompanied by any combination of liver paté, olives, prawns, caviar, and smoked salmon.
Smörgåstårta is normally served cold and sliced like a dessert cake, usually with white wine or beer."
I had an issue as one of my guests doesn't eat fish. There goes the traditional recipe so I improvised and used cold meats.
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