Scandinavian Recipes from Breakfast to Fika

Here you’ll find a list of all our recipes. They are dishes we make at home, in our cafe or remember from our childhood. They are easy to make and delicious to eat, and that’s all that matters, really.

As well as a wide selection of bun recipes we have plenty of hearty salads, traditional dinners and easy open sandwich recipes – Scandinavian food is not all Fika, you know. At its core it is a sustainable and healthy way of eating with focus on seasonal produce, whole grains and simple preparations. With this basis we can fit in a little fika now and then, and we love to do so – for the social aspect as much as the sweet treat.

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Food & Recipes

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

Bronte’s new baking book ‘Bronte at Home’

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

Lena’s Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller)

A curious Swedish obsession

Swedish Sandwich Cake (Smörgåstårta)

Famous sticky chocolate cake.

Ultimate Swedish Kladdkaka

That famous cheese tart

Västerbotten Cheese Tart

Try our favourite Scandi ice creams at the cafe this summer

Nordic Ice Creams – Summer 2019

How to arrange a real Smörgaåsbord

Little Lessons: Smorgasbord

Make waffles on Waffle Day 25 March

25th March: Day of Waffles (Våffeldagen)

How to celebrate our Easter

Little lessons: Scandinavian Easter

Traditional Scandi Christmas Dessert

Recipe: Scandi Christmas – Creamed rice puddings

Enter before 11th December

WIN this massive box of treats

A wonderful cake for Christmas

Recipe: Saffron Log with almond cream (Saffransrulltårta)

Make real ‘Lussebullar’ saffron buns

Lucia Saffron Buns (lussebullar)

Deliciously fragrant for Christmas

Recipe: Saffron Waffles

Do you love it or hate it?

How to learn to love salty liquorice

Traditional Danish pancake balls cooked in a special pan

Recipe: Danish pancake balls (æbleskiver)

Win signed copies of all our four cookbooks

WIN all our four lovely cookbooks

Try our new book for a truly Scandinavian Christmas

Our new book: ScandiKitchen Christmas

Make the fancy Danish Othello layer cake at home

Recipe: Danish Baking – Othello Layer Cake

Make the perfect Danish cream cake

Recipe: Danish Baking – Layer cake

Vanilla & Orange Butter Cookies from our new Christmas cookbook

Recipe: Smash & Kvikklunsj Brownies

Traditional Kids birthday Cake

Recipe: Kagemand – Danish Kids Birthday “Cake Man”

The genuine recipe

Recipe: Danish Baking – Custard Crowns (Spandauer)

Essential components for Scandi baking

Recipes: Pastry cream, marzipan and more

A real recipe for the famous pastry from Denmark

Recipe: How to make REAL Danish pastry

An easy Danish family favourite

Recipe: Raspberry Slices/Squares (Hindbærsnitter)

Learn how to make this classic Swedish celebration cake.

Recipe: Prinsesstårta – Swedish Princess Cake

We tell you how to make the best buns… Shhhh….

Recipe: How to make the best ever real Scandi Cinnamon buns

Learn how to host your own crayfish party in seven simple steps.

How To – Crayfish Party

The long read – why and how we get together to eat crayfish.

The Crayfish Season

Scandinavians make great hotdogs – this week, 2-for-1

Buy one Hotdog, get one FREE this week

Learn how to do a proper Scandi midsummer at home.

How to do a Scandi Midsummer at Home

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

Recipe: Easy Västerbotten Cheese Quiche

Some of our favourite recipes to treat mamma this Sunday.

Mother’s Day Recipes to Treat Your Mamma

A handy taste chart to Norwegian brown cheese.

Brown Cheese – Where to Start

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

Recipe: Norwegian Smash & Kvikklunsj Brownies

Not sure what to do for 17th of May yet?

How To: Celebrate 17th May

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

Recipe: Bløtekake – Norwegian Celebration Cake

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

Recipe: Koldskål & Kammerjunker – Danish buttermilk dessert

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

Recipe: The best summer slaw

The classic Swedish Beef Lindström – served as a burger.

Recipe: Beef Lindström Burgers

Our summer stash of Scandi ice creams has arrived!

Scandi Ice Creams – Now Available

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

Salty Liquorice – Our Top Ten

Join us for aquavit tasting with Jon Anders on the 12th April.

Aquavit Tasting in ScandiKitchen

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

Recipe: Rye Banana Bread & Cinnamon Butter

Learn about the Open Sandwich – and how to make them

Open Sandwiches: Smørrebrød

A list of things we like to eat around Easter.

Scandi Easter Foods – things we also eat

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

Waffle Day 2018 / Våffeldagen 2018

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

Recipe: Solskinnsboller

Most delicious savoury waffle recipe

Recipe: Västerbotten cheese & spinach waffles

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

Recipe: Things to do with Brown Cheese

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

WIN the trilogy of our cookbooks

Mother’s day treats for your mamma on her special day.

Morsdag – Norwegian Mother’s Day

All your semla hybrid dreams in one place. Oh yes. You dreamt it, we did it.

15 shades of Semlor

Traditional Finnish Runeberg cakes with a twist.

Recipe: Runeberg Cakes

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: Our Favourite Carrot Cake

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.

Things you wanted to know about Semlor but were afraid to ask

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: Norwegian Fastelavnsboller – Berry Cream Buns

  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 – […]

Sticky Chocolate & Coconut Cake – Ryttarkaka

Learn how to make a real Scandi glögg mulled wine

Glögg Season is here!

A marriage of the Swedish and the British

Recipe: Mincemeat Buns

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.

Pimp my Gingerbread House 2017

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

Recipe: Danish Æbleskiver (little Christmas pancake treats)

Fantastically easy no-bake chocolate and oat treats – a Scandi favourite!

Recipe: Havregrynskugler / Chokladbullar / Oat & Chocolate Balls

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: Gingerbread Buns

Delicious warming nordic rice pudding with cinnamon and sugar – perfect for those winter evenings when you need a bit of extra comfort food.

Recipe: Rice pudding – the ultimate comfort dish

How to make little Halloween ghosts from left over bits of cake and pastry.

Recipe: Rum treats & Halloween ghosts “Romkugler”

Make a delicious saffron flavoured bundt cake – with youtube video to follow for instructions.

Recipe: Saffron Cake with pears

A delicious Finnish whipped lingonberry porridge.

Recipe: Whipped Lingonberry (Vispipuuro)

Learn how to make buns with chocolate Nutella filling – recipe from our book Fika & Hygge

Recipe: Sally’s ‘Chokladbullar’ (Soft chocolate buns)

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 [...]

Recipes: Vanilla buns, six ways.

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 […]

10 Culinary Delights From Our Scandi Childhoods

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: Zesty Prawn 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: Tricolore Mediterranean Crispbread 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: Bacon & Mushroom 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: Salmon & Dill Pizza

  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 […]

Packed Lunch – Scandi Style

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 Pulled Pork and Guacamole

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: Crispbread Pizza With Chicken

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. [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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 […]

Scandinavian Beers; Nils Oscar

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: A Simple Potato Salad

The best sausages for a good old barbeque

Scandi BBQ time (and the best sausages ever)

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

7 Ways to a Danish Person’s Heart

A lovely tart for a summer day.

Recipe: Beetroot, Dill and Fennel Tart

Want to celebrate Midsummer like a Scandi? You need some songs….

Aquavit Songs (Snapsvisor) for Midsummer

  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 […]

FREE cinnamon bun week 12-16 June 2017 at our cafe in London

The most famous side on a meatball sandwich

Recipe: Beetroot & Apple Salad – Rödbetsallad

The Norwegians know a thing or two about cake. Really good cake. Bake the ‘Verdens Beste’ cake for 17th May celebrations this year!

Recipe: Verdens Beste Kake (World’s best Cake?)

Everything you need to know about Scandinavian hotdogs. Because we know.

How to hotdog the Scandinavian way

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 […]

Scandinavian Cheese: A Handy Guide

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 […]

ScandiKitchen Baking Challenge – Win £20 Voucher

WIN a signed book and a box of Scandi treat goodies

WIN a box of Hygge

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 […]

Crispbread Pizza – Weekday Dinner Revelation

  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 […]

Semla Season – Everything You Need To Know

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 […]

Remoulade – King of the Cupboard

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 […]

Danish Mayo – A Cupboard Essential

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: Swedish Cheesecake (Ostkaka)

  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 […]

Swedish Lingonberry Jam – The All-Rounder

We tested the new Swedish craze of princess semlor (prinsesssemla) at ScandiKitchen – a hybrid of princess cake and Semlor. YUM!

Recipe: Princess Semlor – the ‘hit’ of 2017

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 […]

Kalles Kaviar – The Legend, The Myth, The Breakfast Topper

Scandinavians have little weird food habits… Here are some of our favourites.

Foodie habits that Scandies don’t realise are… weird

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 [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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: Swedish Christmas Ham – Topping (Julskinka Griljering)

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 […]

New Finnish Range – Product Sneak Peek

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 – […]

Norwegian Matpakke – Tips, Tricks and Insights.

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 […]

15 Facts About Cinnamon Buns

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 […]

The Breakfast Edition; Scandi VS British Breakfast

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 […]

Look Inside: Fika & Hygge Baking Book

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 […]

Swedish Midsummer – How To Celebrate – Therese’s Way

  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 […]

A Scandinavian Barbecue

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: Cinnamon Bun French Toast

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: Frasvåfflor – Crispy Swedish 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, […]

Waffle-Day & Useful Info About Scandinavian Waffles

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 […]

FIKA – The Connoisseur’s Guide to Cake & Drink Pairings

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

Recipe: Flygande Jakob.

WIN a big box of Scandinavian salty liquorice – can you handle it?

WIN a big box of liquorice

Danish ‘Fastelavnsboller’ – Lent Buns – just the way Granny made them back in Denmark. A great alternative to the Swedish Semlor for Lent.

Recipe: Danish ‘Fastelavnsboller’ – Lent Buns – the way Granny Erna made them.

Easy no-bake Swedish treats for the cake sale.

Recipe: Bilar (Cars) Mallow Rice Crispy Treat

A delicious and easy peasy brownie recipe with Polly chocolate mashmallows inside

Recipe: Polly Gooey Brownie

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.

Open Sandwiches – Video

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 [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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

Recipe: Real Swedish Meatballs

The delicious Danish (Scandinavian) Christmas Dessert Ris a l’amandes (Creamed Rice Pudding).

Recipe: Creamed Rice Pudding (Ris a l’amandes)

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

Recipe: Jansson’s Temptation

There’s still time to enter our Pimp my Gingerbread House competition – lots of great prizes to be won!

Pimp my Gingerbread House 2015 – some of the houses

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: Flæskesteg – Danish Christmas roast pork

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 [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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

Recipe: Lussebullar (Swedish saffron ‘Lucia’ buns)

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 […]

Scandi Gin Drinks – With Ragnarok Gin

Some silly facts about the humble cinnamon bun

Cinnamon bun facts

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

Recipe: Extra gooey brownie with salted cardamom caramel

Our recipe for delicious, chewy DAIM chip cookies – guaranteed hit recipe.

Recipe: Delicious Daim cookies

A recipe for a delicious baked cloudberry cheesecake

Recipe: Cloudberry Baked Cheesecake

A simple salad

Recipe: A Simple Salad

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

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

We’ve been asked to share our recipes for our Blueberry spelt ‘Studmuffin’ for years: Here it is. You’re welcome.

Recipe: Blueberry, Banana & Spelt Studmuffin

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

Recipe: Swedish Smorgastarta Sandwich Cake

Need a cake in a jiffy? Try this 15 minutes ‘almost assembly only’ cake. Quick Strawberry Midsummer Cake / Snabb Jordgubbstårta – a Swedish favourite.

Recipe: Quick Strawberry Midsummer Cake / Snabb Jordgubbstårta

Västerbotten cheese – three different ways – easy ways to use this delicious Swedish cheese in your ever day cooking.

Recipes: Västerbotten cheese – three different ways

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

Recipe: Norwegian ‘Skoleboller’ buns

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: Jansson’s Temptation for Easter

Two traditional bakes for the Danish coffee table.

Recipe: Medaljer & Cremelinser

We serve this delicious curried cauliflower salad with rye grain at the cafe – its nutritious and easy to make.

Recipe: Curried Cauliflower Salad

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

Recipe: Raspberry Slices (Hindbærsnitter)

A delicious, super easy morning porridge with blueberries, almonds, seeds and banana. Ready in just a few minutes.

Recipe: Blueberry porridge

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.

Surströmming – Fermented Herring

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.

Recipe: Softly boiled egg with asparagus on rye

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.

Recipes: Ways to eat Kalles Kaviar

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.

Don’t go to school on an empty stomach

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: Lovely ‘Frasvåfflor’ waffles

We asked you to send us pictures of your home bakes – here are the best ones.

Your lovely semlor pictures

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: Flødeboller mallow fluff cakes

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: Easy Mackerel open sandwich

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: Korv Stroganoff

Our recipe for those delicious Swedish Lenten buns called ‘Semlor’.

Recipe: Semlor Lenten buns

A quick and easy banoffee pie – with a Scandinavian twist.

Recipe: ‘Pepparkakor’ Banoffee Pie

Make a great Senapssill Mustard herring at home – in just ten minutes. A great starter on any nordic Smorgasbord.

Recipe: How to make Senapssill Mustard herring

Learn how to make the Nordic beetroot and apple salad – a beautiful Scandi dish perfect for any smorgasbord.

Recipe: Rödbetsallad Apple and Beetroot Salad

How to make a lovely Nordic warming mulled wine ‘Glögg’ at home from scratch. It’s simple and easy.

Recipe: Make Nordic ‘Glogg’ mulled wine at home

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

Glögg party – how to do it the Scandinavian way

A recipe for those amazing Swedish saffron buns (lussekatter) – perfect for Christmas time with a glass of warming Glögg mulled wine.

Recipe: Lucia buns (Saffron buns)

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)

Aquavit tastings at the cafe 29th November 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.

Pimp My Gingerbread House 2014

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.

Time for Blossa Glögg Mulled wine

Enter now to be in with a chance to win a filled Scandinavian Christmas hamper.

WIN a Scandinavian Christmas hamper

The most delicious Swedish fika cake: Sticky ‘kladdkaka’ cake. Super easy to make. Get the recipe from the cafe right here

Recipe: Kladdkaka – Sticky Swedish Chocolate Cake

Cute little meringue ghosts, perfect Halloween treats. Easy to make, delicious to eat.

Recipe: Halloween Meringue Ghosts

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: Romkugler (rum flavour chocolate treats)

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.

Your great cinnamon buns

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: Bronte’s lovely carrot cake

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).

Recipe: Kale, rye grain, broccoli & apple salad

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, […]

What is Fika?

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.

A very Danish coffee time in South Jutland

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 [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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: Our Banana Cake

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: Berry Nice

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: Courgette & Västerbotten cheese

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 […]

Celebrate Bun Week with us 21-27 July 2014

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: Sweet Potato & Rye Salad

A classic summer celebration cake with strawberries.

Recipe: “Jordgubbstårta” Strawberry Celebration Cake

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: Blueberry, Gorgonzola and rye crouton salad

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: Smoked mackerel salad with fennel and apple

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 [...]

Recipe: Gravlax & Potato Summer Salad

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 […]

Strong, salty and sweet licourice

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 […]

Food to make for a Danish Eurovision Party

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 […]

Need a ‘Kransekake’ for 17th Mai?

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 […]

Easy Easter Smorgasbord – a guide

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 […]

Waffle Day 25th March – ‘Våffeldagen’

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 […]

WIN a Box of SEMLOR for the office

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 […]

Semla baking competition…

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. […]

Show us your big, fat buns and WIN Lunch for Two at ScandiKitchen

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 [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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 […]

Tuut tuut, that’s our trumpet blowing… And our recipes.

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 […]

Sweet dreams are made of cheese (a mini-guide to Scandinavian cheeses)

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, […]

Surströmming: The smelliest herring there is

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 [...]

Recipes – Scandinavian Favourites From Breakfast to Fika

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 […]

Fad Diets versus ‘Good Looking & Healthy The Nordic Way’

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 […]

Brown Cheese wonders

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