Food & Recipes
Our favourite Scandinavian Recipes. From our homes, our friends, our families and our book - the ScandiKitchen Cookbook.
Scandi Christmas: Creamed rice puddings
Traditional Scandi Christmas Dessert
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Saffron Log with almond cream (Saffransrulltårta)
A wonderful cake for Christmas
Lucia Saffron Buns (lussebullar)
Make real ‘Lussebullar’ saffron buns
Deliciously fragrant for Christmas
How to learn to love salty liquorice
Do you love it or hate it?
How to make the original Danish pancake balls (æbleskiver)
Traditional Danish pancake balls cooked in a special pan
WIN all our four lovely cookbooks
Win signed copies of all our four cookbooks
Our new book: ScandiKitchen Christmas
Try our new book for a truly Scandinavian Christmas
Danish Baking: Othello Layer Cake
Make the fancy Danish Othello layer cake at home
Vanilla & Orange Butter Cookies (Vaniliekranse)
From our new Christmas cookbook
Kagemand – Danish Kids Birthday “Cake Man”
Traditional Kids birthday Cake
Danish Baking: Custard Crowns (Spandauer)
Pastry cream, marzipan and more
Essential components for Scandi baking
How to make REAL Danish pastry
A real recipe for the famous pastry from Denmark
Raspberry Slices/Squares (Hindbærsnitter)
An easy Danish family favourite
Recipe: Prinsesstårta – Swedish Princess Cake
Learn how to make this classic Swedish celebration cake.
How to make the best ever real Scandi Cinnamon buns
We tell you how to make the best buns… Shhhh….
How To – Crayfish Party
Learn how to host your own crayfish party in seven simple steps.
The Crayfish Season
The long read – why and how we get together to eat crayfish.
How to make a Swedish Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta)
Bronte made a Swedish Smörgåstårta sandwich cake on the telly. Recipe here.
Buy one Hotdog, get one FREE this week
Scandinavians make great hotdogs – this week, 2-for-1
How to do a Scandi Midsummer at Home
Learn how to do a proper Scandi midsummer at home.
Easy Västerbotten Cheese Quiche
An easy and delicious cheese quiche that’s perfect for picnics.
Mother’s Day Recipes to Treat Your Mamma
Some of our favourite recipes to treat mamma this Sunday.
Brown Cheese – Where to Start
A handy taste chart to Norwegian brown cheese.
Norwegian Smash & Kvikklunsj Brownies
We made these brownies for Norway Day and people went mad for them
How To: Celebrate 17th May
Not sure what to do for 17th of May yet?
Recipe: Bløtekake – Norwegian Celebration Cake
The perfect Norwegian celebration cake to make for 17th May.
Koldskål & Kammerjunker – Danish buttermilk dessert
Danes everywhere eat this dessert when the sun’s out!
The best summer slaw
A light, delicious slaw for picnics and barbecues this summer.
Beef Lindström Burgers
The classic Swedish Beef Lindström – served as a burger.
Scandi Ice Creams – Now Available
Our summer stash of Scandi ice creams has arrived!
Salty Liquorice – Our Top Ten
Curious about salty liquorice but not sure where to start? Here you go.
Aquavit Tasting in ScandiKitchen
Join us for aquavit tasting with Jon Anders on the 12th April.
Rye Banana Bread & Cinnamon Butter
Want to learn how to bake our fabulous rye banana bread?
Open Sandwiches: Smørrebrød
Learn about the Open Sandwich – and how to make them
Scandi Easter Foods – things we also eat
A list of things we like to eat around Easter.
Waffle Day 2018 / Våffeldagen 2018
25th March is Waffle Day – how do you have yours?
Norwegian ‘sunshine buns’ – soft cinnamon swirls with a vanilla custard centre.
Västerbotten cheese & spinach waffles
Most delicious savoury waffle recipe
Things to do with Brown Cheese
Recipe for Brunost Mac’n’Cheese (Brown cheese)
WIN the trilogy of our cookbooks
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Morsdag – Norwegian Mother’s Day
Mother’s day treats for your mamma on her special day.
15 shades of Semlor
All your semla hybrid dreams in one place. Oh yes. You dreamt it, we did it.
Recipe: Runeberg Cakes
Traditional Finnish Runeberg cakes with a twist.
Our Favourite Carrot Cake
Bronte’s Lovely Carrot Cake This is the carrot cake we serve in the cafe – it is the result of a cake challenge from a guy (Jonas) who is […]
Things you wanted to know about Semlor but were afraid to ask
All your important semlor facts in one place – cream buns: how to eat them, when to eat them and also, be careful not to get caught making them out of season.
Norwegian Fastelavnsboller – Berry Cream Buns
Norwegian Berry Cream Buns – Fastelavnsboller Fastelavnsboller is the Norwegian version of Semlor – using jam in place of the marzipan filling which is more commonly seen in Sweden. […]
Sticky Chocolate & Coconut Cake – Ryttarkaka
Ryttarkaka – Sticky Chocolate & Coconut Cake A classic mixture of two much loved cakes: The sticky chocolate cake and the topping that goes on the Dream cake – […]
Glögg Season is here!
Learn how to make a real Scandi glögg mulled wine
Recipe: Mincemeat Buns
A marriage of the Swedish and the British
Pimp my Gingerbread House 2017
Every year, we encourage you to join our fu competition! Win a great big hamper full of Scandinavian treats – deadline 18th December 2017. UK entries only.
Danish Æbleskiver (little Christmas pancake treats)
A Danish baking speciality – these are a must for a Danish Christmas.
Havregrynskugler / Chokladbullar / Oat & Chocolate Balls
Fantastically easy no-bake chocolate and oat treats – a Scandi favourite!
Recipe: Gingerbread Buns
Gingerbread Buns For a wintery, Christmassy twist on your classic cinnamon buns we have replaced the traditional all cinnamon filling for the classic gingerbread spices. Very, very good with […]
Recipe: Rice pudding – the ultimate comfort dish
Delicious warming nordic rice pudding with cinnamon and sugar – perfect for those winter evenings when you need a bit of extra comfort food.
Recipe: Rum treats & Halloween ghosts “Romkugler”
How to make little Halloween ghosts from left over bits of cake and pastry.
Recipe: Saffron Cake with pears
Make a delicious saffron flavoured bundt cake – with youtube video to follow for instructions.
Recipe: Whipped Lingonberry (Vispipuuro)
A delicious Finnish whipped lingonberry porridge.
Recipe: Sally’s ‘Chokladbullar’ (Soft chocolate buns)
Learn how to make buns with chocolate Nutella filling – recipe from our book Fika & Hygge
Recipe: The Best Cinnamon Buns (Kanelbullar)
Learn hwo to make the best ever cinnamon buns – and how to twist them like an expert.
Vanilla buns, six ways.
Vanilla buns, six ways Once you are bored with cinnamon buns, where do you go? Vanilla is where it’s at. This week, we decided to make a few different versions […]
How to make… Cinnamon buns / Kanelbullar
Recipe: Lovely Cinnamon Buns Kanelbullar, Swedes call them. Skillingsboller or kanelboller in Norway – kanelsnegl a Dane may say. Cinnamon buns. Those delightful soft rolls, perfect for a Fika […]
10 Culinary Delights From Our Scandi Childhoods
10 Culinary Delights From Our Scandi Childhoods Sometimes, when we were little, this is all we wanted to eat. (Still is, sometimes). Recognise any of these, for yourself or your […]
Zesty Prawn Crispbread Pizza
Prawn Pizza With Zesty Gremolata A fresh and zingy pizza with plenty of flavour from fresh herbs, lemon zest, a mix of cheeses and fresh prawns. 8 pieces Leksands triangle crispbread (or 1 round) 100ml tomato sauce 1 small onion + butter/oil for frying […]
Bacon & Mushroom Pizza
Crispbread Pizza With Bacon & Mushroom Autumn in Scandinavia means foraging – for berries, fruits and mushrooms – so seasonal dishes often centre, or include, around these ingredients. Mushrooms are a […]
Packed Lunch – Scandi Style
Packed Lunch – Scandi Style Packed lunch comes in many shapes and forms, but one that holds a special place in our Viking hearts is the packed lunch. In […]
Crispbread Pizza With Pulled Pork and Guacamole
Crispbread Pizza With Pulled Pork and Guacamole Another lovely version of crispbread pizza – this time with pulled pork and avocado cream. Oh yes. Guaranteed to make you popular. We like the original […]
Crispbread Pizza With Chicken
Crispbread Pizza With Chicken We are big fans of using crispbread as a quick and easy pizza base. By using a round of Leksands as your base you can have […]
7 Random Facts About Surströmming
7 Random Facts About Surströmming Surströmming is made by preserving the raw herring with just enough salt to prevent it from rotting, then left to ferment for at least 6 months. [...]
Scandinavian Beers; Nils Oscar
Scandinavian Beers; Nils Oscar Nils Oscar’s microbrewery is located in Nyköping near Stockholm. Their beers are distributed across Sweden to both shops and restaurants – and the beers are many and […]
Recipe: A Simple Potato Salad
Our most favourite easy potato and dill salad – simple and utterly delicious. Try it out and never go back to those creamy dressings every again. Pair with fish or meat or use as a side dish on your picnic.
Scandi BBQ time (and the best sausages ever)
The best sausages for a good old barbeque
7 Ways to a Danish Person’s Heart
Learn what foods the Danes really miss from home (it’s not all remoulade).
Beetroot, Dill and Fennel Tart
A lovely tart for a summer day.
Aquavit Songs (Snapsvisor) for Midsummer
Want to celebrate Midsummer like a Scandi? You need some songs….
FREE cinnamon bun week 12-16 June 2017 at our cafe in London
FREE cinnamon bun week Hej Next week is FREE bun week – this means if you pop by between 8-11 am Mon-Fri and show the nice person behind the […]
Verdens Beste Kake (World’s best Cake)
The Norwegians know a thing or two about cake. Really good cake. Bake the ‘Verdens Beste’ cake for 17th May celebrations this year!
How to hotdog the Scandinavian way
Everything you need to know about Scandinavian hotdogs. Because we know.
Scandinavian Cheese: A Handy Guide
The Essential Guide to Scandi Cheese – Part 1 We first posted this no less than four years ago, and considering how much we love cheese it is due a […]
ScandiKitchen Baking Challenge – Win £20 Voucher
Come Bake With Us – Win £20 Online Voucher Hej! Here at ScandiKitchen we’re huge fans of baking, and now we want You to get baking with us! Every few […]
WIN a box of Hygge
WIN a signed book and a box of Scandi treat goodies
Crispbread Pizza – Weekday Dinner Revelation
Crispbread Pizza – White Winter Pizza A super easy, quick and tasty take on pizza. By using a round of Leksands as your base you can have pizza in 12 […]
Semla Season – Everything You Need To Know
Semla Season – Everything You Need To Know After Christmas we always feel determined to start a new and healthier life – less chocolate and more spinach, but only […]
Remoulade – King of the Cupboard
Danish Remoulade – An Introduction Remoulade is usually being credited the French, but we think the Danes deserve most of the credit for the everyday version (don’t tell the French, s’il […]
Danish Mayo – A Cupboard Essential
Danish Mayonnaise & How to Enjoy It Ask any Dane, and they will tell you Danish mayo is superior to all other mayo. Now, critical minds may say they are […]
Swedish Cheesecake – Ostkaka – Recipe
Swedish Cheesecake (Ostkaka) If you’re looking for one of those sweet Americans style cheesecakes, forget it. This is the much less sweet Swedish version – ‘Ostkaka’ – which simply means […]
Swedish Lingonberry Jam – The All-Rounder
Rårörda Lingon – Everyday Hero #2 This is the second of six posts – each presenting one of our favourite everyday products. The things we eat again and again […]
Princess Semlor – the ‘hit’ of 2017 (Prinsess-semlor)
We tested the new Swedish craze of princess semlor (prinsesssemla) at ScandiKitchen – a hybrid of princess cake and Semlor. YUM!
Kalles Kaviar – The Legend, The Myth, The Breakfast Topper
Kalles Kaviar – Everyday Hero #1 This is the first of six posts – each presenting one of our favourite everyday products. The things we eat again and again and […]
Foodie habits that Scandies don’t realise are… weird
Scandinavians have little weird food habits… Here are some of our favourites.
Danish Rye Bread – The Everyday Version
How to make – Danish Rye Bread (the quick version)
Recipe: Swedish Christmas Ham – Topping (Julskinka Griljering)
It’s easy to make the mustard crumb topping (julskinka griljering) for a traditional Swedish Christmas ham – here’s how-to, in a few easy steps.
New Finnish Range – Product Sneak Peek
ScandiKitchen Finnish Range – Coming Soon.. We’re counting down the days to the arrival of our brand new Finnish range – have a look at what’s coming and let us […]
Norwegian Matpakke – Tips, Tricks and Insights.
Norsk Matpakke – Our top facts, tips and insights about Matpakke If you’re very lucky, your mum or dad makes it for you. They’re usually busy busy in the morning – […]
15 Facts About Cinnamon Buns
15 Things You Need to know about Cinnamon Buns This year, as every year, we are celebrating the official Cinnamon Bun day. A national holiday in Sweden (not really, but […]
The Breakfast Edition; Scandi VS British Breakfast
Breakfast, Frokost, Morgenmad, Frukost. As the saying goes (well, in Scandinavia at least), dear child bears many names. We love breakfast. It is often the main reason we go to […]
Look Inside: Fika & Hygge Baking Book
Our New Book – A Look Inside Yes, we talk a lot about Fika & Hygge – especially now with our new book officially out. It is a baking book, with […]
Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika
Scandinavian Recipes from Breakfast to Fika Here you'll find a list of all our recipes. They are dishes we make at home, in our cafe or remember from our childhood. They [...]
Swedish Midsummer – How To Celebrate – Therese’s Way
Swedish Midsummer – How I Celebrate Swedes all over Love midsummer (you might have seen Alicia Vikander on Jimmy Fallon..? If not, we’ve included the clip for you below). There […]
A Scandinavian Barbecue
Let’s Have a Barbecue – Scandi Style! Warmer weather and glimpses of sun can only mean one thing – barbecue season is here. Here’s what you need for a […]
Recipe: Cinnamon Bun French Toast
Cinnamon Bun French Toast: The most decadent way to use up stale cinnamon buns – just make them into French toast and top with vanilla syrup.
Recipe: Frasvåfflor – Crispy Swedish Waffles
Frasvåfflor – Crispy Swedish Waffles We love waffles. Thin ones, thick ones, soft ones and crispy ones. Buttery ones and less buttery ones – we are yet to meet one […]
Waffle-Day & Useful Info About Scandinavian Waffles
Waffle-Day & Useful Info About Scandinavian Waffles Waffles are a big thing in Scandinavia. Thin and heart-shaped they come with a boatload of strong opinions on how to eat them, […]
FIKA – The Connoisseur’s Guide to Cake & Drink Pairings
Fika – The Connoisseur’s Guide to Cake & Drink Pairings Aaaaah, Fika. That untranslatable, slightly odd-sounding Swedish word which encompasses so much loveliness. Fika may just be our favourite Swedish […]
Stuff we also eat: Flygande Jakob.
We test the more odd Scandinavian dishes – sometimes, so you don’t have to. This week: Flying Jacob.
WIN a big box of liquorice
WIN a big box of Scandinavian salty liquorice – can you handle it?
Danish ‘Fastelavnsboller’ – Lent Buns – the way Granny Erna made them.
Danish ‘Fastelavnsboller’ – Lent Buns – just the way Granny made them back in Denmark. A great alternative to the Swedish Semlor for Lent.
Recipe: Bilar (Cars) Mallow Rice Crispy Treat
Easy no-bake Swedish treats for the cake sale.
Recipe: Polly Gooey Brownie
A delicious and easy peasy brownie recipe with Polly chocolate mashmallows inside
Open Sandwiches – Video
Watch Bronte Aurell demonstrate some of her favourite open sandwiches from the ScandiKitchen Cookbook – from smoked salmon to roast beef, egg and prawn, smoked mackarel and fennel and apple.
Recipe: Swedish Meatballs
Ever wanted to try real Swedish meatballs at home? Here you go.
Recipe: Creamed Rice Pudding (Ris a l’amandes)
The delicious Danish (Scandinavian) Christmas Dessert Ris a l’amandes (Creamed Rice Pudding).
Recipe: Jansson’s Temptation
Recipe for Jansson’s temptation – from our cookbook The ScandiKitchen
Pimp my Gingerbread House 2015 – some of the houses
There’s still time to enter our Pimp my Gingerbread House competition – lots of great prizes to be won!
Flæskesteg – Danish Christmas roast pork
Recipe for Danish Flæskesteg – Roast Pork For a truly Danish Christmas, you have to serve Roast Pork – also known as Flæskesteg. At ScandiKitchen, we use a pork loin cut, […]
Recipe: Pinnekjøtt – Traditional Norwegian Christmas Dinner
Recipe: Pinnekjøtt Pinnekjøtt is one of many Christmas dinners eaten in Norway. Traditionally eaten on the west coast of the country, but it is gaining popularity elsewhere too. In many […]
Recipe: Lussebullar (Swedish saffron ‘Lucia’ buns)
Recipe: Lussebullar (Swedish saffron ‘Lucia’ buns) – make these delicious yellow saffron buns at home this Christmas
Scandi Gin Drinks – With Ragnarok Gin
Scandi Gin Drinks – With Ragnarok Gin Scandinavia might be more famous for our love of aquavit and coffee than any other drinks – but there as everywhere, fancy tipples […]
Cinnamon bun facts
Some silly facts about the humble cinnamon bun
Extra gooey brownie with salted cardamom caramel
How to make our extra gooey brownie with salted cardamon caramel topping…
Recipe: Delicious Daim cookies
Our recipe for delicious, chewy DAIM chip cookies – guaranteed hit recipe.
Cloudberry Baked Cheesecake
A recipe for a delicious baked cloudberry cheesecake
The lovely Blueberry, Banana & Spelt Studmuffin
We’ve been asked to share our recipes for our Blueberry spelt ‘Studmuffin’ for years: Here it is. You’re welcome.
How to make a Swedish Smorgastarta Sandwich Cake…
How to make a Swedish Smorgastarta sandwich cake for Midsummer. The foodie equivalent of Liberace.
Quick Strawberry Midsummer Cake / Snabb Jordgubbstårta
Need a cake in a jiffy? Try this 15 minutes ‘almost assembly only’ cake. Quick Strawberry Midsummer Cake / Snabb Jordgubbstårta – a Swedish favourite.
Västerbotten cheese – three different ways
Västerbotten cheese – three different ways – easy ways to use this delicious Swedish cheese in your ever day cooking.
Recipe: Norwegian ‘Skoleboller’ buns
A recipe for Norwegian ‘Skoleboller’ buns – cardamom buns filled with creme patisserie and topped with coconut.
Recipe: Jansson’s Temptation for Easter
While it may be a traditional Christmas smorgasbord dish in Sweden, Jansson’s Temptation works really well with roast lamb for your Easter lunch.
Recipe: Medaljer & Cremelinser
Two traditional bakes for the Danish coffee table.
Recipe: Curried Cauliflower Salad
We serve this delicious curried cauliflower salad with rye grain at the cafe – its nutritious and easy to make.
Recipe: Blueberry porridge
A delicious, super easy morning porridge with blueberries, almonds, seeds and banana. Ready in just a few minutes.
Surströmming – Fermented Herring
Sometimes, when we want to giggle, we watch this clip of our Jonas in Hyde Park making the poor journalist from The Telegraph Newspaper try Surströmming fermented herring.
Recipe: Softly boiled egg with asparagus on rye
A delicious open sandwich with softly boiled egg and green asparagus – on seeded dark rye bread. Takes just 6 minutes to make. A perfect quick lunch.
Don’t go to school on an empty stomach
1 in 3 kids go to school hungry. Every time you get a bowl of porridge from us, we donate one breakfast for a UK School child. Support Magic Breakfast now.
Recipe: Lovely ‘Frasvåfflor’ waffles
Lovely Frasvåfflor heart shaped waffles from Scandinavia – a super easy recipe to make at home. Yields 8-9 waffles – perfect snack on a cold afternoon. Top with jam and whipped cream.
Your lovely semlor pictures
We asked you to send us pictures of your home bakes – here are the best ones.
Recipe: Flødeboller mallow fluff cakes
These little ‘flødeboller’ mallow fluff cake treats are utterly delicious and originate from Denmark. Make them at home with this recipe from our kitchen.
Recipe: Easy Mackerel open sandwich
The easiest open sandwich every to come out of Denmark: Mackerel with tomato on dark rye. Takes about 24 seconds to put together. Enjoy with knife and fork (this is not a run-along-for-bus sandwich)
Recipe: Korv Stroganoff
A childhood favourite for all Swedes: Korv Stroganoff, a sausage casserole made with Swedish smoked Falukorv sausage. Takes less than 10 mins to prepare – serve with rice.
Recipe: Semlor Lenten buns
Our recipe for those delicious Swedish Lenten buns called ‘Semlor’.
Recipe: ‘Pepparkakor’ Banoffee Pie
A quick and easy banoffee pie – with a Scandinavian twist.
Recipe: How to make Senapssill Mustard herring
Make a great Senapssill Mustard herring at home – in just ten minutes. A great starter on any nordic Smorgasbord.
Recipe: Rödbetsallad Apple and Beetroot Salad
Learn how to make the Nordic beetroot and apple salad – a beautiful Scandi dish perfect for any smorgasbord.
Recipe: Make Nordic ‘Glogg’ mulled wine at home
How to make a lovely Nordic warming mulled wine ‘Glögg’ at home from scratch. It’s simple and easy.
Glögg party – how to do it the Scandinavian way
How to host a really love Scandinavian mulled wine ‘glögg’-party
Recipe: Lucia buns (Saffron buns)
A recipe for those amazing Swedish saffron buns (lussekatter) – perfect for Christmas time with a glass of warming Glögg mulled wine.
Aquavit tastings at the cafe 29th November 2014
Pop by and get a taste for the Nordic aquavit drink – and learn all about the flavours and varieties (Sat 29th Nov 2014 at the cafe)
Pimp My Gingerbread House 2014
The brilliant annual gingerbread building competition from ScandiKitchen – great prizes to be won from Skandium and Isak design. Entries accepted using the basic model kit. Categories for both kids and grown ups.
Time for Blossa Glögg Mulled wine
This year’s 2014 Blossa Glögg mulled wine annual flavour is out and it is delicious. Pop by and stock up in store or online.
WIN a Scandinavian Christmas hamper
Enter now to be in with a chance to win a filled Scandinavian Christmas hamper.
Recipe: Kladdkaka – Sticky Swedish Chocolate Cake
The most delicious Swedish fika cake: Sticky ‘kladdkaka’ cake. Super easy to make. Get the recipe from the cafe right here
Recipe: Halloween Meringue Ghosts
Cute little meringue ghosts, perfect Halloween treats. Easy to make, delicious to eat.
Recipe: Romkugler (rum flavour chocolate treats)
A five minute easy recipe for Danish ‘Romkuger’ chocolate and rum treats – just blend day-old pastries and a few ingredients, chill and serve.
Your great cinnamon buns
Thank you to all of you who sent in great photos for our bun week.
We’re so very impressed by the home baking skills of you guys.
Here’s a selection of the pictures we received.
Recipe: Bronte’s lovely carrot cake
This is the same carrot cake we serve at the cafe. What makes it different is that we use pinenuts in the cake – and the icing is not sickly sweet: the lime and cream cheese works well against the sweetness of the cake base.
Kale, rye grain, broccoli & apple salad
Starting one day in advance: Soak the rye grains (or whole wheat, spelt or barley if preferred) overnight in double the amount of water.
The next day, drain and rinse the grains. Place in a large pot with a good pinch of salt and cook for approx. 25 mins (from boiling), or until tender. Drain and allow to cool completely (cooked grains keeps for a few days in the fridge and can be made ahead).
What is Fika?
Time for Fika Every language contains a few untranslatable words. In Denmark and Norway, “hygge” is generally used as an example for a general state of lovely cosiness. In Sweden, […]
Princess Torte (Prinsesstarta) – Cheat’s version
Prinsesstårta (Princess Torte) is the most famous cake in Sweden. The Swedes love it so much, there is even a Prinsesstårta week.
A very Danish coffee time in South Jutland
I have family in the southern part of Jutland (the part of Denmark that’s connected to continental Europe), and one of the most vivid memories of my childhood is hearing of the elaborate gatherings known as ‘Sønderjysk Kaffebord’ – literally, a ‘Southern Jutland coffee table’.
Danes love meeting up for coffee and cake of course, but in the south of Jutland, they take it to the extreme. There, a normal coffee time features seven types of soft cake, and seven kinds of biscuits. Anything less just won’t do.
Prinsesstarta (Princess Torte)
Prinsesstarta (Princess Cake) is the most famous cake in Sweden. The Swedes love it so much, there is even a Prinsesstarta week. Traditionally a celebration cake, Prinsesstårta is a layer cake consisting of […]
Our Banana Cake
We get asked every week for this recipe. So, here you go: Our banana cake. Ah, you’re welcome. Makes 1 cake (23 cm round tin for the timings below) You […]
When most people think of the Scandinavian seasons, they either think of the bitter cold and round the clock dark winter days – or the vibrantly colourful summer season with […]
Summer Salad: Courgette & Västerbotten cheese
Need a delicious salad for lunch? Look no further. This simple salad has bags of flavour and takes only a few minutes to make. Serves 2-3 What you need: 2 […]
Celebrate Bun Week with us 21-27 July 2014
Next week (21-27 July 2014) is bun week at the cafe. Here’s the voucher you need in order for you to get your mitts on a free cinnamon bun on […]
Recipe: ScandiKitchen’s Sweet Potato & Rye Salad
Sweet Potato & Rye Salad We get asked for this recipe so much that, in the end, we simply decided it had to be shared with the world. It is [...]
Recipe: “Jordgubbstårta” Strawberry Celebration Cake
A classic summer celebration cake with strawberries.
Recipe: Blueberry, Gorgonzola and rye crouton salad
Blueberry, Gorgonzola & Rye crouton salad This is probably one of the easiest salads in the world to make. The marriage between blueberries and gorgonzola is ever lasting – fruity, […]
Recipe: Smoked Mackerel salad with fennel and apple
Ahhh, hello summer. Try this salad – it may sound simple, but it is very delicious. Smoked Mackerel Salad with Fennel, Apple and peas Serves 2 1 packet smoked mackerel […]
Gravlax & Potato Summer Salad
Serves 2-4 people. This is a wonderful summery cured salmon salad. Perfect for any Smorgasbord. The ingredients can be changed to fit personal taste – sometimes, we add boiled egg […]
Strong, salty and sweet licourice
Strong Scandinavian licourice. Lakrids. Yummy. It’s the thing that most of us really miss from home. Since we opened last year, we’ve even converted a few locals onto the taste […]
Food to make for a Danish Eurovision Party
This May, Eurovision comes to Copenhagen. We’ve been inundated with requests about how to best make a Danish-themed Eurovision party for the grand final on 10th May. Across Scandinavia, we […]
Need a ‘Kransekake’ for 17th Mai?
Our good friend Karen is really good at making Kransekake / kransekage. In fact, she’s been making them for years. We don’t make them but we’re very happy to recommend […]
Easy Easter Smorgasbord – a guide
Easy Easter Smorgasbord A traditional smörgåsbord doesn’t have to be complicated. It is, in essence, the Nordic version of a buffet, so as long as you follow a few traditional […]
Waffle Day 25th March – ‘Våffeldagen’
Waffle Day (25th March) began in Sweden as Våffeldagen, allegedly due to confusion between the Swedish “vårfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which falls on the same date. The day historically […]
Easy Recipe: Chokladbollar (Oat and chocolate treats)
WIN a Box of SEMLOR for the office
Ahhhh…. Imagine if there was a way to make friends with Shirley from HR in one clean swoop? Or get Brian from accounts to notice you? Try giving them a […]
Semla baking competition…
UPDATE 4th March: THE WINNER OF THE BAKING COMPETITON IS GRETE MINUMETS – as chosen by our Shop Manager Rebekka. Congratulations – your buns were particularly lovely looking. Thanks to […]
Show us your big, fat buns and WIN Lunch for Two at ScandiKitchen
It’s Fat Tuesday on Tuesday 4th March 2014 – also known as Fettisdagen, fastelavn, Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. On this day across Scandinavia we celebrate the start of Lent. […]
Five easy ways to use Lingonberries at home
With all the chat in the media about the amazing Nordic Lingonberry and how it fights off the fat, we thought we’d give you a few ideas on how to […]
Tuut tuut, that’s our trumpet blowing… And our recipes.
We were in S-Magazine in The Sunday Express last Sunday. Starring roles to our open roast beef sandwich, Jansson’s Temptation, Vasterbotten Pie, Kladdkaka, Marte’s Kale & Grape salad and the […]
Sweet dreams are made of cheese (a mini-guide to Scandinavian cheeses)
Many of us have memories of sitting in a field on a summer’s day eating crusty French bread and sharing a kilo of creamy brie. In fact, some of us […]
Surströmming: The smelliest herring there is
It’s back in stock: Surströmming. Swedish fermented herring. It smells so bad you have to open it outside (and if you don’t, well, we warned you). On the other side, […]
Cold buttermilk soup (Koldskål): a Danish sunshine obsession?
As soon as the sun comes out, a strange thing happens to the Danes: they start to miss Buttermilk Soup. We know this because 1) the sun is out and […]
Fad Diets versus ‘Good Looking & Healthy The Nordic Way’
Look, you don’t need us to tell you that fad diets don’t work. It’s common sense, isn’t it? See what it has done to Norway: All those people suddenly deciding […]
Brown Cheese wonders
Cheese is cheese, you say. Well, not quite so. There is an army of tyrophiles across the world who will beg to differ when it comes to this kind of […]
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Please note that all orders placed after 12th of December have missed the pre-Christmas deadline and will therefore not be shipped until January.
Our café & shop in central London is open until 23rd of December and will continue to get stock daily. Happy holidays! Dismiss