Sandwich cake – smörgåstårta
I made this cake for my son on his first birthday. When you are this little you are not getting a bite of a chocolate cake so I decided to make a cake he could taste. There for I made a pretty cake made of bread, a fancy sandwich cake.
In Icelandic we call Sandwich cake, “brauðterta”, translated “bread tart”. It is made with bread and lots of mayo. This version is easy on the mayo though and it is really tasty. A smoked salmon is perfect in sandwich cake. Here we made a mousse out of the salmon with some Crème fraîche. This recipe uses also cream cheese and I tell you, smoked salmon and cream cheese is the perfect combo.
First of all, I buy a classic sandwich cake bread in the store, since this kind of food has been a tradition in Iceland for a long long time. It is a soft white bread. You can of course bake your own or go to the bakery and buy a nice loaf. You can see below how it is cut length wise.
The first layer was the salmon mousse and cucumbers.
Then we get a bread and on top goes butter, salmon, mustard sauce…
and flat leave parsley. But first you put the cream cheese on the cake, like you were putting a frosting on a normal cake.
I made roses out of the salmon… it is easy you just roll up the strip of salmon.
I had left over bread and made triangle sandwiches with mousse, parsley and salad.
The birthday boy was happy with the cake and most of all loved drinking milk with a straw…muuu
We drove around the fjord, close by we have a farm, they sell the nicest organic lamb and pork.
The goat got comfy at the cafe.