Presentation on theme: "By: Tessa Hamilton. There are about 9.517 million people living in Sweden in 2012. https://www.google.ca/search?q=sweden+population+2013&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-"— Presentation transcript:
By: Tessa Hamilton
There are about million people living in Sweden in https://www.google.ca/search?q=sweden+population+2013&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF- 8&startIndex=&startPage=1&gws_rd=cr&ei=oRqWUp2IFpHjsASE3IDgCA#q=sweden+population+&rls=com.microsoft:en-us
Christmas in Sweden is celebrated on the 24 th of December.
In Sweden they speak Swedish, to say Merry Christmas in Swedish you say God Jul. /
In Sweden their Christmas trees are like ours but in their own special way.
After Christmas Eve dinner, a family member or a friend dresses up as "tomte" or Christmas gnome sticking a white beard, wearing red robes and giving away from his sack wonderful gifts, many of which have a funny rhyme attached on them that hints at their contents.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut 1 cup of the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cream and form the dough into a ball. Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick and cut with a small round cutter. Roll cut circles in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookies sheets. Prick cookies a few times with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool before frosting. To Assemble: Frost bottoms of half of the cookies and place the remaining cookies on top to make sandwich cookies. To Make Buttercream Frosting: Beat 1/2 cup of the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar. Beat in the evaporated milk and the vanilla. Adjust milk and confectioners' sugar amounts to get buttercream to a good spreading consistency. 1 cup butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup light cream 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Delicious dishes serve to make the occasion more enjoyable. "Risgryngrot", a rice porridge specially prepared during Christmas here, is partaken by many people. Hidden in it is an almond; the person who finds it in his or her bowl is believed to marry in the coming year. The custom is similar to the tradition of having "lillejulaften" in Norway. Read more at