January 5, 2017 | Leave a comment
How to make – Danish Rye Bread (the quick version)
January 5, 2017 | Leave a comment
How to make – Danish Rye Bread (the quick version)
September 28, 2016 | Leave a comment
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 know what you think!
Want to win £20 to spend in our online shop?
Simply choose your three favourite product from below, and send in an email to: email@example.com before 23.59 Sunday 2nd of October. Enthusiastic and excited emails are highly encouraged and appreciated, although the winners will be picked at random.
Want to win £20 to spend in our online shop?
Simply choose your three favourite product from above, and send in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 23.59 Sunday 2nd of October. Enthusiastic and excited emails are highly encouraged and appreciated, although the winners will be picked at random.
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September 20, 2016 | Leave a comment
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 it should be) – it falls every year on October the 4th and is celebrated by eating cinnamon buns en masse.
For many Scandis, us included – every day is cinnamon bun day. There’s always a reason for a cinnamon bun. It is, as you may know, also referred to as an edible hug. No? Just us then. Because that’s how we feel about it. It is as comforting and warming as a hug from your best friend, a stranger or your dog. Whichever of those you prefer.
As Scandinavians we feel it is our duty to educate those less knowledgeable about this harmonic symbiosis of flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon. This is lesson 1, based on our post from last year (read it here) – we’ll keep it simple.
Cinnamon Buns – Cinnamon Swirls – Kanelbulle – Kanelsnegle – Skillingsbolle
Enjoy Bun Day on the 4th October – we want to see your buns, so don’t forget to send us a picture to email@example.com and we’ll post the best ones on facebook and instagram. Prizes for the best looking buns.
Fancy making your own? Check out our recipe for the world’s best cinnamon buns and head to our webshop to buy our cinnamon bun baking kit, containing the essential ingredients you need for a Scandi cinnamon bun.
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September 14, 2016 | Leave a comment
Magic Breakfast Charity – Start your day doing something good
Don’t go to school on an empty stomach.
With school having started again, it is time for a re-run of a cause close to our hearts and bellies.
The charity Magic Breakfast works with schools in deprived areas to ensure that children who most need it will get breakfast before the school day start. They provide porridge, bagels, toast and cereal – and the kids can then start their learning with full tummies. Because how can you learn anything when your tummy rumbles?
Since February 2015 we have been working with Magic Breakfast by donating one breakfast to a child for each bowl of porridge sold in our café. You get breakfast, they get breakfast. And in August this year, our head office joined in on the fun by setting up a penny jar – we encourage each other to do a weekly penny dump into the jar – the contents will go in their entirety to Magic Breakfast.
Every time you buy a bowl of porridge at our place, we will donate one breakfast to a child via Magic Breakfast.
Just like that. A bowl for bowl.
So, when your mother told you porridge was good for you, well, little did she know it was also going to be good for someone else, too.
We hope to see you all to pop by for our delicious oat and rye porridge with lovely toppings, such as nuts, seeds, fruit, honey, cinnamon – or maybe try one of our Guest Porridges that visit from time to time. Not only is porridge quick and easy in a hectic morning – it is also wonderfully warming and nutritious, and can be tailored to your taste and needs. Feeling fruity? Have yours with fresh berries. In need of a hug? Add a sprinkle of cardamom and lots of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Want it creamy? Cook it with milk.
We really want to continue supporting Magic Breakfast as much as we can. So please help out – pop by and eat porridge at ours and feel full and happy in the knowledge that someone else will be, too.
Thank you all for your continued support in this – we feel very passionately about full bellies, about children’s right to learn. About child welfare, in general. Together, we can make a bit of a difference.
Lots of love
The Kitchen People
PS: Like the look of that lovely porridge? Find the recipe in our first book – the ScandiKitchen Cookbook.
September 8, 2016 | Leave a comment
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 from across Scandinavia. From small bakes and biscuits, to celebration cakes and elaborate buns there’s something there for any occasion, small or large – certain to add to the feeling of hygge. In addition, the beautiful pictures makes us all long for winter in Scandinavia (even the non-Scandis!) with crinkly white snow, lots and lots of candles, knitted jumpers and fika-time inside.
Here are a few of the ScandiKitchen staff’s favourite recipes from the book (we were lucky enough to do a lot of cake-testing for this one! All in the name of creating the best baking book possible).
That Banana Cake – Therese
‘That banana cake’ is the banana cake we serve in our cafe. Wonderfully moist and full of banana flavour, with a light frosting that perfectly complements the dense cake. Worth hunting down brown bananas for.
Sarah Bernard – Biskvier – Martina
Little delectable morsels of chocolate, chocolate cream and a marzipanny base. Unbeatable combination and great with a cup of coffee, or as a simple dessert with a scoop of good quality vanilly ice cream. Super rich – but I somehow manage to squeeze in at least three of these. They take a little time to put together, but the result is worth it!
Gingerbread with Lingonberry – Roxanne
Soft spiced gingerbread cake layered with cream flavoured with fresh tart lingonberries and a hint of sweetness – just delicious. And very pretty too.
Have the book? Do let us know if you try any of the recipes – we’d love to hear about it.
September 1, 2016 | Leave a comment
WIN the whole ScandiKitchen kit
As you may know, we have a new book. It is beautiful, if we may say so ourselves, and makes us want to bake and eat all the things. And we think you’ll like it too.
So – here’s the deal. Answer one simple question, and YOU can be the lucky winner of the following:
The contents are as follows;
1 x ScandiKitchen Pick’n’Mix Selection
It is the perfect Scandi starter pack. Fancy it? Go on, we know you do.
To win, simply answer the following question:
– What is the title of the new ScandiKitchen book?
A.) The ScandiKitchen CookBook
B.) The ScandiKitchen Baking Book
C.) ScandiKitchen : Fika & Hygge
Send your answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 6th September 2016 at midday . Winner will be drawn from all correct entries.
The usual rules apply. UK residents only. No cheating. Only one winner. No alternative prize and no cash alternative.
August 10, 2016 | Leave a comment
Join Our Family – We Are Currently Recruiting
We at ScandiKitchen have a passion for our smorgasbord, great coffee, crispbread and all things Scandinavian. Singing Eurovision songs and brewing coffee – it is a passion always in fashion.
We are currently looking for more superheroes to join our team and give our customers the best experience in our lovely café. So we just wanted to introduce ourselves a bit:
We have been up and running since 2007 – yeah that’s right, almost 10 years of us dancing around in our café on Great Titchfield Street in London to offer you the best of Scandinavia. So when working for us you can expect to have a lot of fun and things like this:
On a more serious note: we will offer you a great experience in a fast paced environment, opportunity to evolve in our growing company, customer service experience and to take part in shaping our organisation.
Are you our next superhero? Put your cape on and press here to read more about the vacancies and how to apply.
August 4, 2016 | Leave a comment
Swedish Crayfish Party – How I Celebrate
Swedes all over Love their crayfish party and there are many ways to host this type of party, and this week, our People’s Hero Roxanne shares her way of celebrating through a few simple questions.
Where do we usually find you during the crayfish festivities and what are the essentials?
This is a tradition I usually celebrate back home in Sweden. You would probably find me at my friend’s house sitting in their garden (warning the neighbors beforehand about the loud singing that might occur throughout the night)
One of the essentials – except for the actual crayfish – is of course the aquavit (snaps). And it is law amongst my friends to sing a ‘snapsvisa’ called ‘helan går’ (everything goes) before we take a shot of Skåne aquavit.
Crayfish of course –a lot of them. We usually also have a lot of other sea food such as prawns as everyone don’t like crayfish. To our crayfishes we serve a variety of other food that goes really well with the sea food.
We always have Vasterbotten quiche, different types of bread (crispbread of course), cheese with caraway or with cloves and many different styles of nibbles (sour cream and onion crisps being my favourite to snack on throughout the night).
Is there any essential that is a must have?
Snapsglas! (shot glasses) how would you drink all the snaps otherwise?
What is your advice for the crayfish rookies that want to host the festivities?
Well – don’t go dressed as you were going to meet the queen – when eating crayfish you have to be ready for the mess.
To read more about crayfish parties and how you could host one – click here.
July 21, 2016 | Leave a comment
WIN a pair of tickets to see THE COMMUNE
The very talented BAFTAnominated Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s that previously had us following Helge’s 60th birthday party in the movie ‘Festen’ (The Celebration) and the dramatic events occurring for a teacher in the movie Jagten (The Hunt) is now releasing a new movie – and we can’ wait to see it.
The new movie that is inspired by the directors own childhood experiences is called The Commune (Kollektivet) and takes place in Denmark during the early 70’s and is performed by a stunning ensemble cast, most notably Trine Dyrholm, who was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin 2016 for her role as Anna. In this drama you get to follow the clash that can occur between people when desires surface and put solidarity to the test. You get to follow Erik, a professor of architecture, his wife Anna, and daughter Freja as Erik Inherits a Large mansion in suburban Copenhagen and they decide to set up a commune and invite friends, acquaintances and strangers to live with them. But when Erik begins an affair with Emma, a beautiful young student from his course, the spirit of free love that formed the foundations of the commune will threaten to bring it all tumbling down…
The Commune gets released in cinemas across the country on the 29th.
To celebrate the upcoming movie by one of our favorite Scandinavian directors we at ScandiKitchen, in collaboration with Curzon Cinemas, want to give you the opportunity to WIN two tickets to go and see the movie.
In order to participate in the competition you need to answer the following question:
Denmark’s second largest city is….
Send your answer to email@example.com before Tuesday 26th July 2016 midday. Terms for competition: The winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries. Winner will get two tickets to go and see the movie at Curzon Cinema in London or watch it on demand if outside London. No alternative prize, no cash alternative. Winner must be 18 or over. All responsibilities of this competition lies with Curzon Cinema.
July 14, 2016 | Leave a comment
It Is Time For Summer Fika
Scandinavian people love their coffee. Norwegians are in the top of coffee consumption but Sweden and Finland consume the most cups of coffee per day in the world. So to say the least – Scandinavians are well caffeinated!
But when having a Fika in the summer it is sometimes nice to cool down with a cold drink. If there is no ice coffee available Scandinavians love to make a jug of ‘saft’ – cordial. This cold drink matches any favourite nibbles such as cookies, pastries or cinnamon buns. What Fika truly stand for and what you need to have to create the best Fika moment you can find here. And here you can find 10 ways to Fika so that you can find your new favourite.
Now we want to brew some coffee and make a jug of ‘saft’ – don’t you?