Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Fika: The Swedish Art and Practice of Relaxation
Marit Knollmueller, Cultural Leader of Drott Lodge, will introduce the history and practice of this distinctly Swedish "coffee break" which always goes beyond the hot beverage to include accompanying baked goods. This main event for our May meeting will highlight the baking talents of our members, many of whom regularly participate in making our Bazaar bake tables such a success. To this end, we will have a members' baking competition in which the participants present their submissions of cookies, buns, cakes, or even savory bread, and anything suitable for an afternoon coffee. There will be an opportunity to explain the preparation process along with any personal stories or memories behind the recipe. Participants should bring enough for about 30 people to have a sample (no need for full slices of cake, for example) and we will all have the opportunity to sample the submissions, along with a sip of coffee. We will determine the official winner by secret ballot of those present. Participants are welcome to submit their recipes to us so we can begin compiling recipes. A second Drott cookbook is being discussed. If you have not already signed up to bake, please email or call Marit at email@example.com or 917-482-1899 to let her know that you will be baking and, if you know, what recipe you think you will prepare. While a Swedish connection to the recipe is welcome, feel free to expand our horizons or show cross cultural connections with your own, personal recipe.
SAVE THE DATE
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Kalmar Nyckel Excursion in Late August
The Lodge is still coordinating this event, if you are interested please contact Marit Knollmueller at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.