Scandinavian Food: Most Popular Articles
Cold-cured with sugar, salt, and fresh dill, gravlax has a fresh, delicate flavor and is delicious served either as an elegant appetizer or as an unbeatable topping for smørrebrød, Denmark's open-faced sandwiches.
A definition of lingonberries, a key food in the Scandinavian diet
Scandinavian cinnamon rolls, Kanelbullar, are light, delicately spiced sweet breads that marry perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.
Egg coffee, long a tradition among Scandinavian-American Lutheran congregations of the Midwest, is a light, clear brew that's free of the bitterness and acidity of coffee prepared by more modern methods.
A recipe for Aebleskiver, Danish Pancake Balls - a favorite pastry in both Denmark and in Danish-American communities.
An easy recipe for Swedish Kladdkaka, Chocolate Sticky Cake - a chocolate lover's dream come true. Decadent and quick to prepare whenever a chocolate craving strikes.
Sliced paper-thin and marinated in a sweetened mixture of vinegar and lemon juice, these cucumbers serve as a light, fresh complement to any meal.
A quick and simple recipe for Pannukakku, the premier oven baked pancake of Finland. Serve with whipped cream and fresh fruit either as a main course pancake or a light dessert.
Find illustrated, step-by-step instructions for making homemade Icelandic skyr, much thicker than American or even Greek yogurt and loaded with probiotics.
Red berry pudding with cream is Denmark's unofficial national dessert.
How to make a basic spelt pie crust for Nordic pies and savory quiches.
Kransekake, or "Ring Cake," is the signature cake of Norway, earning pride of place on wedding, birthday,
Celebrate significant moments, birthdays, and special events with this extraordinary Prinsesstårta, Princess Cake.
Norwegian Krumkake Cookies - A Recipe for Krumkake Cookies from Norway
These mini candy bars contain a center of almond-flavored toffee, covered by a thin layer of the caliber of chocolate that only Europeans can concoct.
In Scandinavia, it’s a common rite of Spring to go outside as the ground begins to thaw and to harvest the first fresh stinging nettle leaves. Rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, flavonoids, histamine, and serotonin, the tender leaves are well worth the slight risk involving in gathering and preparing them. Here's how.
Few things go as beautifully with freshly cured gravlax as this sweet dill mustard sauce. Prepare this recipe as a condiment for roasted lamb or sliced meats as well.
Far more delicate and less sweet than heavy American funnel cakes, Scandinavian rosette cookies are a justifiable indulgence no matter what the season.
One of the most popular Scandinavian almond cake recipes.
How to Prepare a Scandinavian Summer Smorgasbord - A Selection of Scandinavian Recipes for Cold Smorgasbord Buffet Dishes
Basic Scandinavian Cardamom Dough - A basic Scandinavian cardamom dough recipe that forms the base for numerous yeasted sweet breads, coffee cakes, buns, and rolls.
Kjotsupa, Icelandic Lamb Soup, is a traditional recipe that optimizes the flavors of root vegetables including carrots, rutabagas, and potatoes.
Swedish Hash, Pytt i Panna, is a great way to use up leftover potatoes and meats.
Your kids will stand in line for Finland's version of "slapped ears": cardamom buns filled with brown
Basic recipe for homemade skyr. Scandinavian Food.
Also known as Vortlimpa, Sweden's limpa bread is commonly made with different ingredients at various times of the year, particularly at Christmas time.
Lutefisk, long a holiday food tradition among Scandinavian-Americans, is dried stockfish (normally cod or ling, but haddock and pollock can also be used) that has been brined in lye, soaked to remove the resulting causticity, and then steamed until it flakes (although it still looks and feels gelatinous). It is typically served with a warm cream or butter sauce and copious amounts of beer or aquavit.
Rice Porridge, Risengrød, is traditionally served on Christmas Eve in Denmark and Sweden. One places a single blanched almond in the porridge before serving; whoever finds it will be married (some say
How to Make Krumkake - Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Norwegian Krumkake Cookies
A classic Swedish casserole with chicken, rice, bananas, and peanuts
So prized in Scandinavia (since they don't lend themselves to commercial cultivation), that gatherers keep the locations of patches well-kept secrets.
Product review of Sweden's Gevalia coffee
The presentation by a family's eldest daughter of St. Lucia buns on December 13th is a time-honored Swedish tradition.
Icelandic ryebread, or rugbrauð , traditionally prepared over the course of twelve or more hours by placing
Although most of the everyday dishes of the Scandinavian countries can be prepared using cooking equipment common to western kitchens, the glories of Scandinavian cuisine, its incomparable and beautiful cookies, pastries, and cakes, are best made using specialty baking tools. A few are expensive; most are not and are readily available from gourmet or Scandinavian cooking suppliers or on eBay.
A definition of potato starch flour, a staple for Scandinavian baking, which is often used for thickening sauces, gravies, stews, and soups.
Sweet yeasted breads in Scandinavia are formed into a variety of beautiful shapes depending upon the occasion. Spiced with cardamom, they are far less sugary than most processed coffee breads.
All about cardamom, Scandinavia's favorite spice
Lemon-Dill Pesto is a wonderful accompaniment for grilled fish or chicken.
A review of Siggi's Icelandic-Style Skyr
This is an immensely gratifying, warming soup traditionally made from dried yellow peas and served on
Basic recipe for Norwegian potato lefse.
Dried fruit soup, or "Sweet Soup" is a Scandinavian favorite, as classic as Dala horses or Ingmar Bergman.
Skolebrod, Norwegian School Bread - A School Bread Recipe from Norway
Finnish Spring Mead, Sima, is a lightly fermented lemonade typically enjoyed during May Day celebrations.
Definition of Scandinavian Light Syrup and Dark Syrup
No one takes their coffee breaks more seriously than Scandinavians. Perhaps it's the dark winters, or
Karelian Hot Pot, a mixture of cheap beef, pork, and lamb stew meat, is the national dish of Finland.
Sweden's classic Toast Skagen, developed by Tore Wretman
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Serve Brunede Kartofler, Danish Sugar-Browned Potatoes, as a quick and easy side dish for roast beef, lamb, chicken, or pork.
An easy recipe for rhubarb jam, an Icelandic staple
Cold-cured gravlax takes on a new dimension when smoked for a few hours before serving. Illustrated step-by-step
No Scandinavian holiday gathering would be complete without at least seven types of Christmas cookies.
A list of 10 easy recipes using what most of us have on hand
The delicate shortbread crust of Mazarintårta, Swedish Mazarin Torte, provides the perfect contrast in texture to the dense, slightly sticky almond paste filling of this popular fika selection.
Cardamom waffles that everyone will love, especially when served heart-shaped and accompanied by lingonberry jam. Make 10 with this recipe.
A Definition of Liquid Rennet. Scandinavian Food.
Step-by-step illustrated guide to making Norwegian kransekake - Norwegian almond ring cake.
Hindbaer Snitter, Danish raspberry bars, are a popular selection in Denmark's wonderful bakeries.
A Finnish Tiger Cake, marbled with orange and chocolate layers.
A Swedish recipe for Farskpotatissalad, New Potato Salad, commonly served on Midsummer's Eve in Scandinavia.
A list of tried-and-true Nordic lefse and flatbread recipes
A list of a few of Scandinavia's premier pancakes
Named after the Stockholm restaurant that first introduced them, Hasselback potatoes, adopted as “accordion potatoes” by other European cuisines provide an elegant alternative to baked potatoes.
You don't have to live in Minnesota or the Pacific Northwest to have easy access to Scandinavian foods and ingredients. Here are a few of the leading providers of the specialty baking ingredients, imported seafood, cheeses, and baked goods that will make your next smörgåsbord both authentic and delicious.
A list of healthy and nutritious uses for spelt berries and spelt flour
No Scandinavian company dinner would be complete without a side dish of ruby-red Inlagda Rödbetor, pickled beets.
When is an aebleskiver not an aebleskiver? When it comes frozen from Trader Joe's.
Shrimp and Smoked Salmon spreads contribute to the layers of this Swedish seafood smorgastarta.
Warm Swedish Blueberry Soup. Scandinavian Food.
A traditional recipe for Iceland's Happy Marriage Cake
Illustrated step-by-step instructions for making Scandinavian rosette cookies.
Whether served alone as a midday coffee cake or with vanilla sauce (“vaniljsås”) as a winning dessert, Swedish Apple Cake (“Appelkaka”) is a treat no matter what the occasion.
Bruna Bonor, Swedish Brown Beans, are a traditional vegetarian side dish on Swedish smorgasbord tables.
When I was a kid in the 1970s, one of the popular recipes dish that was passed around by mothers on handwritten
Lingonberry preserves are Scandinavia's answer to cranberry sauce. Serve as a tasty relish with meat, poultry, or fish or as a required accompaniment to Swedish pancakes.
The characteristic that defines Sweden's very special Tunnbröd , "thin bread," is that it is flavored
Cauliflower Soup is flavored with Danish blue cheese and bacon in this quick and easy Scandinavian recipe.
Creamed potatoes with dill is an easy-to-prepare side dish common in Swedish households.
Finnish Strawberry Snow, Mansikkalumi, is a light and easy strawberry dessert that can be prepared and served immediately or frozen for an equally delicious alternative presentation.
Jordgubbstarta – Swedish Strawberry Cake - showcases the first strawberries of northern summers.
The many varieties of Kalles kaviar - creamed caviar spread that comes in tubes - pair well with hard-boiled eggs and fresh cucumbers to make superlative open-faced sandwiches.
Swedish potato pancakes, typically served with fried pork or bacon and lingonberries, are both quick and economical to prepare at the end of a busy workday.
A traditional recipe for Scandinavian beet and apple salad
An easy recipe for buttery yet pliable cookie dough to be used in making Sandbakkelser.
Every Swedish-American grandmother has her own version of these traditional, sandwich-style jelly cookies.
Norwegian wedding cake. Scandinavian Food. Page 16.
Swedish cabbage casserole with ham and farmer's cheese
Fattigman, or Poor Man Cookies, are popular in Norwegian and Swedish households. They are quickly fried to a delicate crispness and sprinkled with vanilla sugar or confectioner's sugar before serving.
How to make the signature drink of Icebar Stockholm.
How to make a rye pie crust, perfect for savory Nordic pies and quiches.
Caraway seeds come into their own in this Swedish rye bread recipe.
Prune-stuffed pork tenderloin is a moist and flavorful company dish. Serve it with potatoes and cranberry sauce or currant jelly for a colorful presentation.
Swedish smorgastarta receives an international flair in this unique vegetarian smorgastarta recipe.
Spelt, one of the world's earliest cultivated grains, is making a comeback in popularity in Scandinavia. Here's why this is a good thing ...
Adding potatoes to boiled rutabagas takes the sharp edge off of these popular root vegetables and yields a creamy and healthy side dish.
Sweden's version of Fish au Gratin, Fiskgratang, is a sophisticated but easy-to-prepare white fish casserole lightly flavored with dill and lemon.
An easy recipe for Janssons Frestelse, Jansson's Temptation - a popular Swedish potato casserole.
In Sweden, delicate, silver-dollar-sized pancakes are prepared in a plattar pan and served as dessert following pea soup on Thursdays.
Nettles, rich in vitamins, flavonoids, serotonin, and histamines, are a gift of Spring. Enjoy them in this brightly green, delicately flavored soup.
Drying blanched almonds for kransekake. Page 4.
Illustrated step-by-step instructions for making kransekake cake
A recipe for frozen skyr, with June's first fresh strawberries.
Rich in antioxidants, lingonberry juice can be easily made from both frozen and fresh berries.
Leftover rice porridge is used to good effect in these old-fashioned, wholesome pancakes.
This is a streamlined yet still flavorful version of Burning Love, Denmark's classic take on mashed potatoes.
A happy medium between elaborate smörgåsbord entertaining and the daily Swedish ritual of fika, Scandinavian Coffee Tables set the stage for truly memorable celebrations of special events.
10 of Kari's Favorite Scandinavian Potato Recipes
Dandelions are as beloved among Scandinavians as they are among American advocates of foraging. As powerful
Spelt flour and caradmom enrich this harvest-fresh apple bread.
10 best breakfast recipes from Scandinavia.
Holiday get-togethers wouldn't be the same without offering specialty drinks - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Salmon Cakes Benedict - a Nordic take on a tried - and tired - classic
Wholegrain speltberries form a nutty base for this healthy Scandinavian summer salad.
The crispy crackling of this luscious pork roast is typically removed and served alongside the cooked
These cream-filled buns are always served on Bolladagur - Buns Day - the Monday before Ash Wednesday.
Filled with oats and rolled in coconut or pearl sugar, these no-bake cookies are a breeze to make. Enlist a child’s help, say you’re making “mud balls,” substitute orange juice for the coffee … and make a special memory.
Filling kransekake forms. Scandinavian Food. Page 10.
This Saffron Bread, sunny yellow and plump with raisins, tastes incredible both fresh and when toasted and spread with butter.
: Aquavit is a distilled potato- or grain-based spirit common across the Scandinavian countries, similar
Almond Kransekake Paste. Scandinavian Food. Page 7.
Once you've rediscovered tender, homemade meatballs, you may never buy the frozen, tasteless variety
Constructing a kransekake cake. Scandinavian Food. Page 13.
A recipe for Finnish-style rye cookies with ginger.
Lingonberry sorbet, tart and sweet at the same time, is a fitting conclusion to a Scandinavian-style summer supper.
Harvest-fresh apple-lingonberry pie with a spelt crust
Looking for something other than green bean casserole to serve with Thanksgiving Dinner?
: A sweet, dense brown cheese produced either solely from goat's milk (as in Norway's "Ekte" brand),
Herring salad with Potatoes and Caraway-Lemon vinaigrette is a light and colorful dish, whether served as a main dish or as a first course on a buffet or smörgåsbord table.
Free-form kransekake rings. Scandinavian Food. Page 11.
A traditional recipe for oven-roasted Swedish Christmas Ham
Instructions for making fresh and dry breadcrumbs for Nordic recipes
Grinding almonds to make almond paste for kransekake. Page 5.
The kransekake tower rises. Scandinavian Food. Page 14.
Building a kransekake cake - the hidden surprise. Page 15.
Sailors' Beef is an old-fashioned (and thus very comforting) meal to toss together for an easy autumn or winter dinner.
A glossary definition of Västerbotten Cheese
A recipe for decadent double-chocolate aebleskiver.
9 delicious Scandinavian soup and stew recipes, guaranteed to take away the late Autumn or Winter chill
Hardanger lefse, dating back to the Viking age, is a classic Norwegian flatbread prepared from flour rather than potatoes.
How to make Knack: Swedish Christmas Toffee
Only use a scant teaspoon of dough for these Icelandic raisin fritters to ensure that they bake through.
Fresh or frozen lingonberries crown these outstanding upside-down lingonberry muffins.
Fish stock, made from the bones, heads, and roe (eggs) of white fish, is great to have on hand for making incomparable Scandinavian fish soups, chowders, and casseroles. If you take the time (about 40 minutes) to make a large batch, it can be frozen in one-cup quantities to defrost and use when needed.
Norwegian Goro, prepared on a special cookie press and flavored with cardamom, are a cross between a cracker, a cookie, and a waffle.
Kransekake with flags. Scandinavian Food. Page 17.
Easy breezy recipe for delicious dilled carrots
A recipe for Norwegian Berlinerkranser
A classic Norwegian recipe for Serinakaker, Butter Cookies.