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ScandiKitchen Christmas

ScandiKitchen Christmas

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My new book is out now!

My new book is out now!

My new Christmas book has just been released in the UK and should be available elsewhere very soon. Here’s what it includes: The Christmas Pantry Advent Gatherings (æbleskiver, canapés, glögg, lussebullar, etc) Biscuits and edible gifts (chocolate balls, klejner, serinakaker, ginger biscuits and more) Christmas […]

Hygge is not a waste of London

Hygge is not a waste of London

Today, Twitter started tweeting tweets at me saying stuff like, ‘The hygge backlash has begun’ and ‘Smug Danes’. Twitter does this sometimes, and I cannot help but look because, well, curiosity. And so I discovered that someone from Time Out has written an article called Hygge is a waste of […]

Polly brownies

Polly brownies

I love brownies and I love sweets. Swedish Polly are a particular weakness of mine – milk chocolate-covered marshmallows (made from vanilla, arrack and toffee). They’re chewy and extremely moreish – so I paired the two! This recipe is super-easy to make, and if you […]

How do you say ‘hygge’?

How do you say ‘hygge’?

This is a question I get asked so much that I decided to write my definitive explanation to how to pronounce the word ‘hygge’. If you’re not sure what hygge is, then start with my guide then come back to learn how to say it so […]

Janssons frestelse

Janssons frestelse

This is a recipe from my first book, The ScandiKitchen, and there was no discussion about whether it should be included or not. Janssons frestelse – Jansson’s Temptation – is a non-negotiable part of the Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord. It’s unusual for what is essentially a […]

Västerbotten – three ways with cheese

Västerbotten – three ways with cheese

Our favourite Swedish cheese, Västerbotten, is known as the King of Cheese – because it’s utterly delicious. It was created in 1872 by mistake when dairymaid Ulrika Eleonora Lindström was wooed by the milkman and accidentally left the cheese at the Burträsk Dairy to spoil while she went out […]

Ahlgrens Bilar crispy treats

Ahlgrens Bilar crispy treats

Move over Volvo – Ahlgrens Bilar are the biggest selling cars in Sweden! They’re a deliciously chewy, fruity mallow sweet, and also tiny, so you don’t eat too many. Ahem. My daughters had a school bake sale, so I made these Rice Krispie treats using […]

Fastelavnsboller – Lenten buns

Fastelavnsboller – Lenten buns

You’ve probably heard about Swedish Lenten buns called semlor – which are ever so popular, even outside Sweden. However, Danes often make this version called fastelavnsboller. If you aren’t into marzipan and whipped cream, then this is the Lenten bun for you. A fastelavnsboll is eaten on the Monday […]

The best cinnamon buns – kanelbullar

The best cinnamon buns – kanelbullar

Here’s my recipe for the best ever Swedish cinnamon buns called kanelbullar, which we sell in ScandiKitchen every day and I’ve made on the telly a couple of times. Fresh yeast isn’t easy to get hold of in the UK – we sell it online along […]

Brontë’s guide to hygge

So, you’re looking for some hygge in your life? We hear you. Here’s my useful guide to what is all about – and how to get some. What is hygge? Many will start the answer with: ‘Well, there is no actual translation, it’s a state of […]