Scandinavian Recipes

Finnish sourdough archipelago bread

Finnish Archipelago Bread (Sourdough)

This recipe is also known as Nauvo bread though I've made a sourdough version of ...

Instant tin bread

Instant Tin Bread

I modified this bread from the scone recipe. The result is both moist and steady ...

May day mead (sima)

May Day Mead (Sima)

Sima is a type of mead which is bubbly and very refreshing. It's made with ...

Liisa's instant doughnuts

Liisa's Instant Doughnuts

My grandmother Liisa used to serve the lovely soft instant munkkis (doughnuts or fritters) on ...

Liisa's carrot cake

Liisa's Carrot Cake

Here's another of my grandmother's recipe, called Liisa. The cake is modestly beautiful ja the ...

Evenly baked layer cake

Evenly Baked Layer Cake Base

Here I'm sharing the common Nordic recipe for the simple layer cake base but first ...

Shrove Buns, also known as Semlor or Laskiaispullat.

Shrove Buns

Known as Semlor in Sweden and Laskiaispulla in Finland, this recipe is a very traditional ...

Pike and bacon cakes

Pike and Bacon Cakes

Even if pike has quite a bit of bone inside, still at least one way ...

Pickled glögg herring

Pickled Glögg Herring

This herring has been on my Christmas table for some years and it's a refreshing ...

Liisa's cream candies.

Liisa's Cream Candies

This my grandmother Liisa's recipe that has been preserved in my family. The taste of ...

Pepparkaka (Nordic gingerbread) dough

Pepparkaka (Nordic Gingerbread) Dough

This is the traditional Nordic gingerbread version known as pepparkaka or pepperkakor, meaning "pepper cake". ...

Finnish tuuvinki (caramelized potato) casserole.

Tuuvinki Casserole

This sweet and soft casserole is common side dish made in Finland around the Christmas ...

Finnish rutabaga casserole

Rutabaga Casserole

Rutabaga (also known as Swede) is a root vegetable commonly known in the Nordic Europe. ...

Finnish carrot casserole with semolina.

Carrot Casserole with Semolina

This smooth, aromatic, spicy and sweet casserole is common side dish made in Finland around ...

Almond mass, a Finnish dessert ingredient.

Almond Mass

Here is the basic recipe for the almond mass which is used as the filling ...

Rye (dark) and light (wheat) starters. They need to bubble like this before use.

Dark & Light Sourdough Starters

Sourdough starter is actually a very old and healthy way to make bread and the ...

A bowl of Norwegian Meatballs and Rice.

Norwegian Meatballs and Rice

This recipe was passed down from my grandma and always is a home run with ...

Scandanavian-Style Meat Loaf & Gravy

If you love Swedish meatballs, you'll love this take on meatloaf.

A piping hot bowl of Three Lil Pig Stew over buttery mashed potatoes with freshly ground pink sea salt and black pepper.

Aunt Squishy's Three Lil' Pig Stew

For the hard cider, I use Angry Orchard Green Apple but a dry cider would ...

Branzino with Pepparrotsas (horseradish sauce)

Pepparrotsas is a Scandinavian mainstay condiment. It is a horseradish sauce that is creamy, sharp, ...

Chewy oatmeal cookies with apricots, coconut & almonds covered in a white chocolate drizzle

Apricot Almond Dream Cookies

A package of dried apricots began this journey, and now they are one of my ...

A slice of meatloaf on a white plate along with mashed potatoes and green beans with a glass of red wine in the background.

Beef Meatloaf

Juicy, moist and perfectly cooked, this is a lovely meal that everyone in your family ...

Fennel Crackers

Fennel Crackers

As mentioned in the directions, roll the dough out as thin as possible. Really thin. ...

These delicately scented muffins will wake up your morning to a fresh and new taste.

Applesauce Cardamom Muffins

Cardamom is a relatively obscure spice in American cooking. It is found regularly in Scandinavian ...

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