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

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

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

Recipe: Danish pancake balls (æbleskiver)

Traditional Danish pancake balls cooked in a special pan

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….

Recipe: Easy Västerbotten Cheese Quiche

An easy and delicious cheese quiche that’s perfect for picnics.

Recipe: Norwegian Smash & Kvikklunsj Brownies

We made these brownies for Norway Day and people went mad for them

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.

Recipe: Rye Banana Bread & Cinnamon Butter

Want to learn how to bake our fabulous rye banana bread?

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)

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 [...]

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 [...]

Recipe: Mincemeat Buns

A marriage of the Swedish and the British

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Recipe: Beetroot, Dill and Fennel Tart

A lovely tart for a summer day.

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!

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 [...]

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!

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.

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: 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

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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