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Food & Recipes

Our favourite Scandinavian Recipes and Food. From our homes, our friends, our families and our book - the ScandiKitchen Cookbook.

Easy Christmas crumble

A quick apple crumble

Klejner (fried Christmas doughnuts)

Our take on ‘Klejner’ doughnuts

Recipe: Nordic rice pudding

Nordic style rice pudding

Recipe: Easy oat treats

No baking required.

7 cheesy facts

Some Scandinavian cheese related facts

Recipe: Janssons Temptation

The famous Swedish potato gratin

Recipe: ‘Pepparkakor’ ginger biscuits

Make the famous Swedish ginger thins at home

Recipe: Easy seed crackers

Make Bronte Aurell’s super easy seed crackers

Recipe: Danish pancake balls (æbleskiver)

Traditional Danish pancake treats

Recipe: Scandi Christmas – Creamed rice puddings

Traditional Scandi Christmas rice dessert

How to be Swedish, lesson no. 129: Julmust (Swedish Christmas soda).

Want to make a Swede happy? Buy them Julmust

Show us your buns: Cinnamon Bun Day 2019

Cinnamon bun day 2019: We want to see your brilliant home bakes.

Fermented smelly Swedish fish: Surströmming

Fermented Swedish herring: Get delivery in the UK

Bronte’s new baking book ‘Bronte at Home’

Our Bronte’s new book with all her favourite baking recipes

Danish lesson no. 237: Pålægschokolade

What are those thin slivers of chocolate in Denmark?

Lena’s Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller)

Make real Danish meatballs. Yes, they are different to Swedish ones – and really delicious.

Swedish Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta)

A curious Swedish obsession

Ultimate Swedish Kladdkaka

Famous sticky chocolate cake.

Västerbotten Cheese Tart

That famous cheese tart

Little Lessons: Smorgasbord

How to arrange a real Smörgaåsbord

25th March: Day of Waffles (Våffeldagen)

Make waffles on Waffle Day 25 March

Little lessons: Scandinavian Easter

How to celebrate our Easter

Recipe: Saffron Log with almond cream (Saffransrulltårta)

A wonderful cake for Christmas

Lucia Saffron Buns (lussebullar)

Make real ‘Lussebullar’ saffron buns

Recipe: Saffron Waffles

Deliciously fragrant for Christmas

How to learn to love salty liquorice

Do you love it or hate it?

Our new book: ScandiKitchen Christmas

Try our new book for a truly Scandinavian Christmas

Recipe: Danish Baking – Othello Layer Cake

Make the fancy Danish Othello layer cake at home

Recipe: Danish Baking – Layer cake

Make the perfect Danish cream cake

Recipe: Smash & Kvikklunsj Brownies

Vanilla & Orange Butter Cookies from our new Christmas cookbook

Recipe: Kagemand – Danish Kids Birthday “Cake Man”

Traditional Kids birthday Cake

Recipe: Danish Baking – Custard Crowns (Spandauer)

The genuine recipe

Recipes: Pastry cream, marzipan and more

Essential components for Scandi baking

Recipe: How to make REAL Danish pastry

A real recipe for the famous pastry from Denmark

Recipe: Raspberry Slices/Squares (Hindbærsnitter)

An easy Danish family favourite

Recipe: Prinsesstårta – Swedish Princess Cake

Learn how to make this classic Swedish celebration cake.

Recipe: 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 do a Scandi Midsummer at Home

Learn how to do a proper Scandi midsummer at home.

Recipe: 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.

Recipe: 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: The best summer slaw

A light, delicious slaw for picnics and barbecues this summer.

Recipe: Beef Lindström Burgers

The classic Swedish Beef Lindström – served as a burger.

Salty Liquorice – Our Top Ten

Curious about salty liquorice but not sure where to start? Here you go.

Recipe: 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.

Recipe: Solskinnsboller

Norwegian ‘sunshine buns’ – soft cinnamon swirls with a vanilla custard centre.

Recipe: Västerbotten cheese & spinach waffles

Most delicious savoury waffle recipe

Recipe: Things to do with Brown Cheese

Recipe for Brunost Mac’n’Cheese (Brown cheese)

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.

Recipe: 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 not [...]

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.

Recipe: Norwegian Fastelavnsboller – Berry Cream Buns

Norwegian Fastelavnsboller – Berry Cream Buns Fastelavnsboller is the Norwegian version of Semlor - using jam in place of the marzipan filling which is more commonly seen in Sweden. The [...]

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 – […]

Recipe: 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 a [...]

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

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 […]

Recipe: 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) [...]

Recipe: Tricolore Mediterranean Crispbread Pizza

Crispbread Pizza 'Tricolore' With Mediterranean Flavours The Mediterraneans know a thing or two about flavour combinations for warmer weather. Here is one of our favourites - in a Swedish crispbread [...]

Recipe: Bacon & Mushroom Pizza

Print Recipe 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 […]

Recipe: Salmon & Dill Pizza

Crispbread Pizza With Salmon & Dill Hej hej, another quick and easy crispbread pizza recipe. This time flavoured with two Scandi staples - salmon and dill. Dillicious. By using a round [...]

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 […]

Recipe: 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 [...]

Recipe: 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. [...]

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.

7 Ways to a Danish Person’s Heart

Learn what foods the Danes really miss from home (it’s not all remoulade).

Recipe: 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….

Recipe: Beetroot & Apple Salad – Rödbetsallad

The most famous side on a meatball sandwich

Recipe: 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 […]

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 […]

Recipe: Swedish Cheesecake (Ostkaka)

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 [...]

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.

Recipe: Danish Rye Bread – The Everyday Version

Danish Rye Bread - The Everyday Version Whilst we love taking our time baking and being in the kitchen, we don't always have the time to do everything from scratch [...]

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.

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 […]

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 [...]

Recipe: Flygande Jakob.

We test the more odd Scandinavian dishes – sometimes, so you don’t have to. This week: Flying Jacob.

Recipe: 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

Recipe: Semlor – Swedish Marzipan Cream Buns

Semlor Lent Buns Every January, the excitement builds because our customers know it is almost time for ‘Semlor’ buns. Scandinavians celebrate the start of Lent in different ways, but all [...]

Recipe: Real Swedish Meatballs

Ever wanted to try real Swedish meatballs at home? Here you go.

Recipe: Jansson’s Temptation

Recipe for Jansson’s temptation – from our cookbook The ScandiKitchen

Recipe: Flæskesteg – Danish Christmas roast pork

Danish Roast Pork (Flæskesteg) with Caramelised potatoes (Brunkartofler) This is the classic Christmas meal in Denmark. For the Pork: 2 kg loin of pork with the skin on (and scored [...]

Recipe: Pinnekjøtt – Traditional Norwegian Christmas Dinner

Pinnekjøtt - Traditional Norwegian Christmas Dinner Pinnekjøtt is one of many Christmas dinners eaten in Norway. Traditionally eaten on the west coast of the country, but it is gaining popularity [...]

Recipe: Lussebullar (Swedish saffron ‘Lucia’ buns)

Recipe: Lussebullar (Swedish saffron ‘Lucia’ buns) – make these delicious yellow saffron buns at home this Christmas

Recipe: Extra gooey brownie with salted cardamom caramel

How to make our extra gooey brownie with salted cardamon caramel topping…

Recipe: Swedish Smorgastarta Sandwich Cake

How to make a Swedish Smorgastarta sandwich cake for Midsummer. The foodie equivalent of Liberace.

Recipe: 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.

Recipe: Norwegian ‘Skoleboller’ buns

A recipe for Norwegian ‘Skoleboller’ buns – cardamom buns filled with creme patisserie and topped with coconut.

Recipe: Raspberry Slices (Hindbærsnitter)

Raspberry slices ‘Hindbærsnitter’: A very Danish biscuit/cake to enjoy with your afternoon cup of coffee. Simple and easy to make.

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: 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.

Glögg party – how to do it the Scandinavian way

How to host a really love Scandinavian mulled wine ‘glögg’-party

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, […]

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.

Recipe: Prinsesstarta (Princess Torte)

Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake) 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 [...]

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