ScandiKitchen: Summer – Bronte Aurell – our new book is all about food for those long, light summer days – from Easter to Crayfish.
Scandinavian summer food is based on the best of the season – it is wholesome, flavoursome, simple to make and sumptuous to look at. In Scandinavian culture, eating well is all about ‘lagom’ or balance – everything in moderation. Sharing plates such as Smoked Mackerel Rillettes with Rye Crisps are ideal for grazing, while satisfying larger plates include Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Hasselback Potatoes or Danish Plaice with Remoulade. The all-important cake and fika recipes include a Midsummer Strawberry Cake and Skinny Lemon Muffins. A classic Sourdough Rye Loaf and Seeded Crispbread with Dried Nettles are on offer in the breads chapter, and tempting desserts include a Swedish Mess with Cloudberries, plus there are some refreshing summer drinks to sip, such as a traditional aquavit cocktail. Also included are Brontë’s fascinating insights into Scandinavian summer traditions and celebrations.
Photo: Pete Cassidy for Ryland Peters & Small
Recipes span from aquavit bloody Mary to rye & banana bread with cinnamon butter, green crispbread pizza and summer celebration cakes. Also included are sheer indulgent cinnamon bun french toast and celebration cakes that burst with summery produce – plus new takes on old favourites such as Beef a La Lindstrom Burgers.