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Fika Bristol's Cinnamon Bun Rolls

Fika Bristol's Cinnamon Bun Rolls

October 1 2021

Swedish cinnamon buns is a classic Swedish bake, served at all cafes and 'fika' parties. Everyone is expected to be able to make them or at least eat a few. 

 

We've borrowed the recipe below from the talented baker Elin Fry, who owns Fika Bristol, a Swedish bakery in Bristol. Elin says:

"The Cinnamon Rolls are not difficult to make at all, just takes a bit of time as the dough needs to be left to rise twice.  For many Swedes one of the best childhood memories is coming home from school to a kitchen smelling of cinnamon rolls. Then getting to eat a roll whilst is still warm and drink a glass of cold milk with it – heaven!  My daughter once said 'Oh I whish you could eat the smell' when I was baking the rolls."

 

Swedish Fruit Crumble Pie - Smulpaj

Swedish Fruit Crumble Pie - Smulpaj

August 28 2021

Swedish Fruit Crumble Pie, Smulpaj, with home made vanilla sauce is pure heaven! 

This recipe works with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries or any other favourite fruit and berries.

Carrot & Cardamom Cake With Walnuts

Carrot & Cardamom Cake With Walnuts

August 15 2021

Swedes have enjoyed the taste of cardamom for more than 1000 years, when the Vikings found the spice in the bazaars of Constantinople.

Today Swedes consume eighteen times more cardamom than the average country.

Cardamom adds a fragrant flavour to biscuits, cakes, mulled wines, stewed fruits, ice-cream, and it's even used as a pickling spice.

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.

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

 

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. 

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.

 

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.
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.
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.
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.
RHUBARB SQUARE

RHUBARB SQUARE

September 3 2019
The combination of vanilla and rhubarb makes rhubarb square very popular during the summer and it's perfect to bring in the picnic basket.
CHOKLADSNITTAR

CHOKLADSNITTAR

September 3 2019
Loved, delicious cookies that are easy to bake. Chokladsnittar are perfect if you're expecting many guests. A tip is to be prepared for guests and always have some in the freezer.
RYE TEA CAKES

RYE TEA CAKES

September 2 2019
These rye tea cakes are perfect for a picnic or your children's lunch boxes. Slightly sweet and quite substantial, they are divine fresh with either mild salami or cheese, or why not a fried egg?
SWEDISH SANDWICH CAKE WITH SALMON AND PRAWNS

SWEDISH SANDWICH CAKE WITH SALMON AND PRAWNS

September 2 2019
The perfect food for your next event. Prepare the sandwich cake the day before the event and reduce the stress of your important day.
Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

August 30 2019
This recipe is published courtesy of Sonny Larsson, who was the House Keeper at the Swedish Church on 6 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4AG. Sonny and his team baked more than 25 000 Cinnamon Buns per year.
Swedish Cinnamon Buns - 4 Tasty Varieties

Swedish Cinnamon Buns - 4 Tasty Varieties

August 30 2019
For those of you who like add variety to classic Swedish cinnamon buns, here are some fun - and super tasty - varieties to try, including Cloudberry & Almond Paste, Nut Dreams and Swedish Pick n' Mix Buns - created by baking enthusiast Elisabeth Samuelsson.
Chocolate Ball

Chocolate Ball

August 30 2019

Chocolate balls are a classic that is always appreciated as fika (Swedish sweet snack). It's delicious, easy to bake and liked by almost everyone. And it is easy to vary them with new flavors.

Apple & Cheese Muffins

Apple & Cheese Muffins

August 30 2019
These spicy savoury muffins is the perfect treat for the family brunch, or the afternoon fika break.
Grand Mum's Strawberry Cake

Grand Mum's Strawberry Cake

August 30 2019
This strawberry cake is a Swedish classic when the summer comes along. Serve it at Midsommar or as dessert on a warm summer night. It's easy to make and even easier to eat!