Or in Swedish, Hallon Grotta, which means Raspberry Caves. I think you'd all agree this is the better name, who wouldn't want to pop a whole raspberry cave into their mouth?! This is from the bible of Swedish cakes and cookies entitled, Sju Sorta Kakor, meaning Seven Types of Cookie. It is a tradition in Sweden to always have seven types of cookie ready to serve should a neighbour pop round for a cup of coffee. This means having homemade cookies stashed in the freezer and a constant rotation of baking trays. I'm in.
The recipe for these little darlings is very simple. Creme together 125g of soft butter with 3 tablespoons of sugar. Add one egg yolk to the creme and beat in. Then add 1cup of corn starch to the mixture by hand and mix well. Roll small balls of the dough, make a 'cave' for the jam and spoon in a scant half teaspoon of good quality raspberry jam. Bake for 15 minutes in the middle of the oven. They have a curious texture that sort of melts in the mouth because of the corn starch and the book refers to all biscuits made this way as 'dreams' - I suppose because they start to disintegrate as soon as you try to touch them!