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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Venison ‘saltimbocca’

Hunting is a huge part of Swedish culture, so game meats are an important part of Swedish cooking. I have some friends who grew up in remote areas where eating game was an everyday occurrence, while a roast chicken was for special occasions. It makes sense when you live in [...]

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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Pear and gingerbread pie

There’s a long history of pepparkakor (gingersnap or gingerbread) in Sweden. It made its way from Germany in the 15th century and stood the test of time partly because it keeps so well. Traditionally honey was used to sweeten the cake, but I’ve replaced it with treacle, [...]

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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Jansson’s temptation

This traditional Swedish potato casserole is a must on every Christmas table, although frankly I’m fond of it at any other time of the year too. Paired with a crisp green salad to balance out the creaminess, it’s a comforting meal. Encouraging plenty of the crispy charred [...]

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December 2nd, 2018

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Christmas has come a few weeks early this year…and this time it’s me playing Father Christmas. My latest cookbook, The Little Swedish Kitchen, is packed with Scandi-inspired seasonal recipes – including lots of punchy dishes to add a bit of Nordic Noël to your [...]

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November 24th, 2018

Recipe: White Chocolate and Berry Coconut Mountains

Sometimes a recipe disaster can bring something even more delicious. Traditionally these mountains are packed with just coconut, but after burning half my coconut while toasting, I decided to improvise with sesame seeds and ground almonds. The result adds the perfect nuttiness and is a great balance to the tart berries on top.

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October 22nd, 2018

Recipe: Swedish Pancakes

Ubiquitous in Sweden, pancakes come in many different forms, thicknesses and sizes. In essence, you just need some flour, eggs, milk, a good pinch of salt and a generous amount of butter to fry them in. These are between American pancakes and French crêpes in size, but with [...]

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October 15th, 2018

Recipe: Falafels Swedish-Style with Red Cabbage and Dill

I found out there’s a bit of a falafel restaurant scene in Malmö, the biggest southern city in Sweden. It’s hardly a surprise when you think about it, given the deep national love for meatballs (as well as their beany counterparts). You could fry these as you would [...]

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October 8th, 2018

Recipe: Red Caviar Sandwich Cakes

Inspired by classic Swedish savouries such as smörgåstårta (a sandwich ‘cake’, with bread for the layers), this is a total, utter mash-up, but absolutely delicious. To achieve the ‘red velvet’ look in the picture, you’ll need my homemade beetroot flatbreads; otherwise use a [...]

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October 1st, 2018

Recipe: Beetroot Flatbreads

Of course flatbreads aren’t usually hot pink like these, but who says bread always has to be white or brown? These are great for filling (think packed lunches and picnics) or transformed into my Red Caviar Sandwich Cake. Beetroot Flatbreads Makes 6 flatbreads Ingredients: [...]

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September 24th, 2018

Recipe: Västerbotten Pie

The Brits have Cheddar, the French have Comté and the Swedes have Västerbotten: a good, hardy, flavoursome cheese that can be cooked with or eaten as is. Västerbotten is an area in the north of Sweden; the cheese is renowned throughout the country and almost everyone has a [...]

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