Healthy Waffles

Waffles made in the shape of four hearts are classic to Scandinavia. In my childhood, they would only be served made with sugar and topped with sweet stuff like brunost or jam. Now, waffles or vafler are also commonly served with savoury toppings and are a nice treat in the packed lunch. Norwegians are big…

Sugar Free Cardamom Waffles

Few things take me back more than waffles. They remind me of my mum, who made them almost every weekend. Sometimes topped with homemade jam made from berries picked one of our hikes. My favourite was bilberry, but I particularly recall an evening we made jam from cloudberries we had picked earlier that day, served…

Knekkebrød

Scandinavians love knekkebrød, or crispbread. I have done a seeded version before, but this one is more like the classic you get in the shop. The knekkebrød is made with a yeasted dough, which means you get those lovely little air bubbles, making it super crunchy and delicious. This version is simple as chips and…

Dronning Maud Pudding

In English, this dessert translates to ‘Queen Maud Pudding’ and is a Norwegian classic. The dessert was invented when Queen Maud, the youngest daughter of the British King Edward VII, and her husband King Haakon visited Haugesund in Norway in 1906. Originally the pudding consists of layers of whipped cream and chocolate, however, here you’ve…

Rye Bread

The perfect base for a Scandinavian open-faced sandwich is rye bread. It goes well with both sweet and savoury toppings and is perfect for the lunchbox. Made with rye and wholewheat, it takes longer to digest than white bread and will keep you full for longer. Exactly what you need to keep fuelled during your…

Kokosboller

These delicious little treats are a common snack across Scandinavia and are blissfully familiar with your old Teacakes. Here you’ve got a biscuitless, sugar-free alternative which is just as tasty. Have a go at these and you won’t regret it when the dark chocolate breaks over the sweet marshmallow-like filling. They’re also incredibly simple to…

No Knead Rye Bread

This recipe gives you delicious rye bread without any fuss. It’s pretty fool-proof and will become a staple in our house, that’s for sure. Make the dough tonight and you’ll have fresh bread for breakfast! Ingredients 600g rye flour 1g yeast 400ml cold water pinch of sea salt Method Mix the flour, yeast and salt…

Hallongrottor

This is a simple and delicious Swedish recipe. The name means raspberry caves and they taste a lot like jammy dodgers. Hallongrottor can be both muffins and biscuits. I chose the latter when deciding what to make for my colleagues. You can’t go very wrong serving the Brits biscuits! Ingredients for 25 biscuits 250g plain…