Smörgåstårta

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Smörgåstårta
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Smörgåstårta garnished with prawns, egg, caviar and cucumber
Type Sandwich
Place of origin Sweden
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients White or light rye bread, egg or mayonnaise base, fillings
Cookbook: Smörgåstårta  Media: Smörgåstårta

Smorgastarta (Swedish: Smörgåstårta, "sandwich cake") is a dish of Swedish origin popular in Sweden, Estonia (as "võileivatort") and Finland (as "voileipäkakku"). It is a savoury cake that is similar to a sandwich, but with large amounts of filling and garnish, similar to a layered cream cake.

A smorgastarta is normally made up of several layers of white or light rye bread with creamy fillings in between. The fillings and toppings vary, but egg and mayonnaise are often the base, additional filling may vary greatly but often includes one or more of the following: liver pâté, olives, shrimp, ham, various cold cuts, caviar, tomato, cucumber, grapes, lemon slices, cheese and smoked salmon.

Smorgastarta is served cold and cut like a dessert cake. The types of sandwich cakes vary from meat, fish, combinations of cheeses and meats to vegan. The top garnish often reflects the ingredients used as a filling. Voileipäkakku (in Finnish) is part of family gathering dishes from birthday parties, weddings or funerals in Finland.

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