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Västerbottensost Cheese Pie

Västerbottensost Cheese Pie

June 30 2021
Västerbottencheese pie is a Swedish classic. It's often served during holidays such as Easter, Midsummer, Christmas. And it's a not a real Swedish crayfish party without this pie.
Mazariner (Swedish Almond Tarts)

Mazariner (Swedish Almond Tarts)

March 11 2021

This recipe by recipe creator, food blogger and photographer Louise at Nordic Kitchen Stories is a modern take on the classic Swedish amond tarts filled with almond paste and topped with icing called Mazariner (Mazarin for singular.)  Below is a recipe for Louise's Mazariner with blood organge curd and icing.

These mini tarts have a long tradition. They are said to be named after the Italian cardinal and diplomat Jules Mazarin (1602-1661) exactly why is unclear. It’s said that Mazarin was a food lover, who together with Anne of Austria (Queen of France 1643-1651), with whom he had good relations, was one of the few Italians who extensively popularised pasta throughout France.  It is then hardly surprising that these tarts have his name and found their way in variations across Europe.

Gubbröra

Gubbröra

March 4 2021

Gubbröra is an egg-anchovy salad whose colourful Swedish name means ‘old man’s mix’. Works well both as a starter and as a midnight snack.

Swedish culinary tradition includes numerous dishes that are based on seafood or meat that has been salted to last a long time, in this case spice-cured anchovies. Egg-anchovy salad is best served as a starter on a thin slice of round dark bread. A small sprig of dill on top looks nice.

Oven Pancake

Oven Pancake

March 4 2021

The oven pancake is very different to it's thin cousin, which is fried and flipped in a frying pan. The oven pancake is much thicker and with a unique taste.

It's really easy to make, and traditionally eaten on Thursdays after a tasty pea soup with salty bacon.

Swedish Vanilla Buns

Swedish Vanilla Buns

January 8 2021

Swedish Vanilla Buns (Vaniljbullar) are sweet, enriched, yeasted buns flavoured with cardamom, filled with an enticing creme patisserie and then delicately dusted with sugar.  Light as a feather and mouthwateringly delicious.

These Swedish custard buns set themselves apart from any other.  Although they don’t quite have the same classic status as Cinnamon & Cardamom Buns, they are still popular with young and old in Sweden.

Louise at Nordic Kitchen Stories has introduced the tangzhong method into this recipe. 

What on earth is the tangzhong method you ask?, you ask.

"Well, it has its origins in Japan", says Louise. "A yeasted bread technique that involves cooking a portion of flour into a thick roux prior, to then add to the dough ingredients, resulting in soft, fluffy bread, that stays fresh a little longer."

She adds:

"If you follow the simple steps below, I guarantee you, you’ll have delicious, light and extremely more-ish buns to share with your family and friends."

 

 

Text, recipe and photo: Louise Hurst, Nordic Kitchen Stories

 

Pastry Parcels with Västerbottensost Cheese

Pastry Parcels with Västerbottensost Cheese

December 31 2020

Västerbottensost cheese is one of Sweden's most popular hard cheeses. This recipe is easy to make and delicious - perfect party bites!

Lucia Buns

Lucia Buns

November 21 2020

Lucia Buns are, as the name suggests, traditionallay eaten at Lucia celebrations on 13 December. These fragrant saffron buns are delicius with a coffee, hot chocolate or Glögg, Swedish mulled wine.

 

 

The annual candlelit Lucia procession on 13 December is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish customs, with girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together. Among the youngest, anyone can be Lucia; as the children get older, the competition will harden. Learn more about Lucia from Sweden.se's website: https://sweden.se/culture-traditions/lucia/

 

SWEDISH SEEDED LIMPA BREAD

SWEDISH SEEDED LIMPA BREAD

November 1 2020

Limpa is a classic Swedish bread loaf, often served as an open sandwich. Recipe developer, food photographer and blogger Louise from Nordic Kitchen Stories have updated her Grandmothers recipe and added healthy seeds.

 

"In all honesty it takes me no time to weigh and mix the ingredients, pop in the oven and an hour later I have a lovely home baked loaf!"

Louise, Nordic Kitchen Stories

 

Bostongurka - Pickled Cucumber Relish

Bostongurka - Pickled Cucumber Relish

September 17 2020

Bostongurka tastes amazing in a burger and as a relish with meat, fish or vegetarian dishes. The name 'Bostongurka' has nothing to do with the city of Boston but is purely a brand name of a product invented in 1945 by a second world war refugee from Czechoslovakia named Herbert Felix. His last name is still to this day synonymous with Swedish pickles. Felix is one of biggest Swedish food brands.


Below is our recipe for how to make your own home made Pickled Cucumber Relish, which is the perfect accompaniment with burgers and hot dogs, as well as meat and fish dishes.

Rosehip Soup

Rosehip Soup

September 17 2020
Rosehip Soup is a popular hot drink on cold Swedish winter days. This recipe makes a thick syrup, which is packed with vitamin C and it tastes heavenly.
Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Swedish Cinnamon Buns

September 10 2020

The Swedish Cinnamon Bun is probably the most iconic of Swedish pastries. It's eaten often, every day for many Swedes, at the fika break with a cup of strong coffee, fruit cordial, or a glass of cold milk. On the 4th of October every year Sweden celebrates Cinnamon Bun Day and on this day more than 7 million cinnamon buns are sold, and it's estimated that around another 7 million are baked at home. That's a LOT of cinnamon buns!

At TotallySwedish we stock the vital ingredients you need to bake your own cinnamon buns: fresh yeast, pearl sugar, strong white flour, and of course, ground cinnamon and vanilla sugar!

The recipe below was created by Jan Hedh, who is one of Sweden's most famous pastry chefs and cookbook authors. We stock a range of biscuits from Hedh-Escalante, all of which are not only delicious, but also beautiful to look at. 

Beetroot and Horseradish Cured Gravad Lax

Beetroot and Horseradish Cured Gravad Lax

June 12 2020

Salmon is a must for the Midsummer smörgåsbord. Talented food blogger, recipe creator and food photograpfer Louise from Nordic Kitchen Stories lent us this amazing recipe for Beetroot and Horseradish Gravlax.

 

Kavring Bread

Kavring Bread

May 8 2020
Kavring is a traditional Swedish dark rye bread. Often served with gravlax, pickled herring, pickles or hard-boiled eggs.
Bondkakor - Farmer's Cookies

Bondkakor - Farmer's Cookies

May 8 2020
Bondkakor, or Swedish farmer cookies, both look and sound modest. Nothing special, surely? But don’t be fooled - these cookies are amazing, preferably served with a glass of cold milk.
Tosca Cake

Tosca Cake

May 8 2020

Surprise friends and family with a deliciously moist cake topped with caramelised almond flakes - perfect for dessert or fika breaks. The Tosca Cake became popular in Sweden during the 1930's and 40's. Its origin is not known, but it's believed that it's named after Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca.

 

Nettle Pesto

Nettle Pesto

May 8 2020
Many people hate stinging nettles in their gardens. But did you know you can eat them? They taste great and contain a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Brysselkex and Schackrutor

Brysselkex and Schackrutor

April 1 2020
Brysselkex, Swedish Brussels biscuits, are classic shortcrust pastry biscuits rolled in colourful granulated sugar.The same dough can be used to make Schackrutor, Swedish Chequerboard biscuits. 
Swedish Cardamom Buns

Swedish Cardamom Buns

January 11 2020

Did you know that Swedes consume more cardamom per year than anywhere else in Europe? In India cardamom is often used for its health benefits and as a spice in savoury dishes and drinks, and in the Middle East cardamom in coffee is a popular drink. Swedes mostly consume their cardamom via deliciously fragrant cakes, pastries and biscuits.

This recipe is a plant-based version of classic Swedish Cardamom Buns, created and photographed by recipe developer and photographer Natalie Penny - http://nataliepenny.com

Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Pecan Tosca

Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Pecan Tosca

October 31 2019
These delightful carrot cake muffins with pecan tosca and topped with gorgeous frosting make for an indulgent treat for the afternoon fika break. And kids love them too!
SEMLA BUNS

SEMLA BUNS

September 4 2019
The Swedish Semla is a rich, creamy, cardamon fragrant Swedish pastry filled with almond paste and whipped cream. It's traditionally eaten only one day each year - on Fat Tuesday during Lent.
JANSSON'S TEMPTATION

JANSSON'S TEMPTATION

September 4 2019
Jansson’s Temptation (Janssons frestelse) is a creamy potato and anchovy casserole − is said to have been named after Pelle Janzon, a food-loving Swedish opera singer who died in 1889. The recipe was published for the first time 40 years later, and this rich casserole quickly became a classic of the Swedish Christmas dinner table. But Jansson’s temptation can just as easily be eaten at any time of year.
EASTER CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE

EASTER CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE

September 4 2019
It's not a real Easter celebration without a really good cake. Try this decadent and filling chocolate cake with cream cheese. Perfect for the chocolate lover!
GRANDMA INGRID'S MANDELMUSSLOR – SWEDISH ALMOND PASTRIES

GRANDMA INGRID'S MANDELMUSSLOR – SWEDISH ALMOND PASTRIES

September 4 2019
Mandelmusslor are delicate almond pastry biscuit shells filled with whipped cream and jam. It's a traditional dessert often served at Christmas.
WHIPPED CHANTERELLE BUTTER

WHIPPED CHANTERELLE BUTTER

September 4 2019

Whipped Chanterelle Butter works well with fish, meat and vegetable dishes or simply with crispbread or sourdough.

RED PEPPER SOUP

RED PEPPER SOUP

September 4 2019
A get a delightful and colorful soup which tastes just as good both cold and hot
PRINCESS IN A CUPCAKE

PRINCESS IN A CUPCAKE

September 4 2019
A fun and cute alternative to a classic princess cake. Perfect for princess's birthdays!
MUSHROOM SAUCE - GET FUNGHI TOASTIES

MUSHROOM SAUCE - GET FUNGHI TOASTIES

September 4 2019
Delicious party food toasties with Swedish mushrooms from Get Funghi.
CHANTERELLE RISOTTO

CHANTERELLE RISOTTO

September 4 2019
A delicious creamy risotto with flavours from the forest. The icing on the cake will be the parsley and grated parmesan!
SWEDISH COMPOTE

SWEDISH COMPOTE

September 4 2019
This is pure summer in a bowl, even more so than strawberries and filmjölk and crisp bread with kaviar… It's easy to make, reasonably healthy and usually very popular with all ages.
LINGONBERRY COCKTAIL

LINGONBERRY COCKTAIL

September 4 2019
A luxurious adult lingonberry drink. Fits perfectly to serve your guests before dinner.
SWEDISH PICKLED BEETROOT

SWEDISH PICKLED BEETROOT

September 4 2019
Pickle it! We Swedes love a good pickle! Pickled beetroot is popular and very easy to make. 
RASPBERRY CAVES

RASPBERRY CAVES

September 4 2019
Raspberry caves with sweet raspberry jam and  shortcrust pastry. A popular and classic sweet that melts in your mouth.
HERNÖ GIN FLIP

HERNÖ GIN FLIP

September 3 2019
Smooth. Sweet. And frothy. Like a mini meringue in a glass. Closer to heaven than you could possibly get.
VÄSTERBOTTENCHEESE PIE

VÄSTERBOTTENCHEESE PIE

September 3 2019
Västerbottencheese pie is a Swedish classic. It's often served during holidays such as Easter, Midsummer, Christmas. And it's a not a real Swedish crayfish party without this pie.
DAIM BAR & ALMOND CAKE

DAIM BAR & ALMOND CAKE

September 3 2019
Fantastic tasty cake with a creamy filling with chopped Daim, frozen on top of a delicious almond meringue bottom. A simple dessert that is loved by both children and adults.
EASY BREAD ROLLS

EASY BREAD ROLLS

September 3 2019
Isn't it wonderful with freshly baked bread for in the morning or to your soup? Try this easy recipe for delicious soft homemade bread rolls.