Food & Recipes

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

Bronte’s new baking book ‘Bronte at Home’

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

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

Nordic Ice Creams – Summer 2019

Try our favourite Scandi ice creams at the cafe this summer

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: Scandi Christmas – Creamed rice puddings

Traditional Scandi Christmas Dessert

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?

Recipe: 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

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.

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.

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: Bløtekake – Norwegian Celebration Cake

The perfect Norwegian celebration cake to make for 17th May.

Recipe: Koldskål & Kammerjunker – Danish buttermilk dessert

Danes everywhere eat this dessert when the sun’s out!

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.

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.

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.

Waffle Day 2018 / Våffeldagen 2018

25th March is Waffle Day – how do you have yours?

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)

WIN the trilogy of our cookbooks

WIN our new cook – and the other ones, too. All signed.

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.

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 – […]

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.

Recipe: Danish Æbleskiver (little Christmas pancake treats)

A Danish baking speciality – these are a must for a Danish Christmas.

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: 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

Recipes: 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 [...]

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. [...]

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).

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….

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

Recipe: Princess Semlor – the ‘hit’ of 2017

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Recipe: 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?

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

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: 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: 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!

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

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

Recipe: 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.

Recipe: Cloudberry Baked Cheesecake

A recipe for a delicious baked cloudberry cheesecake

Recipe: A Simple Salad

A simple salad

Recipes: One pesto = Three dishes with Västerbotten & Dill Pesto

Make three dishes with one simple pesto – made from Vasterbotton cheese, walnuts and dill

Recipe: 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.

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.

Recipes: 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: Raspberry Slices (Hindbærsnitter)

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

Recipes: Ways to eat Kalles Kaviar

Kalles Kaviar (Creamed cod roe): The most popular Nordic breakfast item in the world, ever. Three suggestions here on how to enjoy it. Warning: You’ll get addicted to it, like the rest of us.

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.

Recipe: 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, […]

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 [...]

Recipe: Our Banana Cake

Our Banana Cake We get asked every week for this recipe. So, here you go: Our banana cake.  Ah, you're welcome. 3 bananas (ripw) 1 tsp lemon juice 300 g [...]

Recipe: Berry Nice

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 [...]

Recipe: Courgette & Västerbotten cheese

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. 2 courgettes [...]

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: Sweet Potato & Rye Salad

Print Recipe 4 from 1 vote Sweet Potato & Rye Grain Salad We get asked for this recipe so much that, in the end, we simply decided it had to […]

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 everlasting - fruity, creamy, [...]

Recipe: Smoked mackerel salad with fennel and apple

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Fennel, Apple and peas Ahhh, hello summer. Try this salad - it may sound simple, but it is very delicious. 250-300 g smoked mackerel fillets a [...]

Recipe: Gravlax & Potato Summer Salad

Gravlax & Potato Summer Salad This is a wonderful summery cured salmon salad. Perfect for any Smorgasbord. The ingredients can be changed to fit personal taste – sometimes, we add [...]

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 […]

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. […]

Recipes: Five easy ways to use Lingonberries at home

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 [...]

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, […]

Recipe: Cold buttermilk soup (Koldskål): a Danish sunshine obsession?

Cold buttermilk soup (Koldskål) 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 [...]

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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