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Scandinavian Food & Recipes

Discover authentic Scandinavian dishes and fusion cuisines with our library of recipes and resources for cooking techniques, ingredients and more.
St. Lucia Buns
St. Lucia Buns (Lussekatter)
Swedish Cinnamon Rolls
Kanelbullar: Swedish Cinnamon Rolls
Swedish Christmas ham recipe julskinka
Swedish Christmas Ham (Julskinka)
Aebleskiver (Danish Pancake Balls)
Rosettes on a platter
Rosettes Recipe
Cherry Heering Liqueur
What Is Cherry Heering Liqueur?
Prinsesstarta (Swedish princess cake) with a slice removed
Prinsesstårta: Swedish Princess Cake
Group of lemons
Sima (Finnish Spring Mead)
Finnish Cinnamon Pastries (Korvapuusti)
Finnish Cinnamon Pastries (Korvapuusti)
Norwegian School Bread (Skolebrød)
Norwegian School Bread (Skolebrød)
Swedish sweet yeasted bread (vetebröd)
Swedish Sweet Yeasted Bread (Vetebröd)
Pytt i Panna Swedish Hash
A slice of Kladdkaka
Swedish Kladdkaka (Chocolate Sticky Cake) Recipe
May Day Munkki (Cardamom Doughnuts) Recipe
Krumkake Cookies Recipe
Norwegian Krumkake Cookies
Swedish pea soup
Swedish Yellow Pea Soup Ärtsoppa Recipe
Icelandic Thunder Bread
Icelandic Thunder Bread
Smorgas chefs glogg recipe
Norwegian Krumkake Cookie
9 Classic Norwegian Desserts You Should Know
Lemon-Dill Pesto
Lemon-Dill Pesto Recipe
Braised beef in a frying pan on a wooden table
Karjalan Paisti (Karelian Hot Pot)
Spelt pie dough
Basic Spelt Pie Crust
Swedish limpa bread recipe
Limpa (Swedish Orange-Rye Bread) Recipe
Norwegian Berlinerkranser cookies
Berlinerkranser (Norwegian Butter Cookies) Recipe
Rice porridge risengrod recipe
Rice Porridge (Risengrød or Risgrynsgröt)
Salmon with salt, sugar, and dill
Salt and Sugar Cured Salmon Gravlax Appetizer
Slices of Norwegian Gjetost goat or cow's milk cheese
Gjetost: a Unique Scandinavian Cheese
Finnish Oven Pancake (Pannukakku)
Poor Man Cookies (Fattigman) on plate on wooden floor by fir branches
Fattigman Cookies
Kjötsúpa- Icelandic lamb soup
Kjötsúpa: Icelandic Lamb Soup
Basic lefse recipe
Basic Lefse: Norwegian Potato Flatbread
Danish red pudding
Danish Red Berry Pudding (Rødgrød Med Fløde)
Make Icelandic Yogurt (Skyr) in a bowl
Make Icelandic Yogurt (Skyr)
Kransekake Norwegian Cake
Mulled Spiced Wine
Spiced Mulled Wine
Lingonberries in a bowl and scattered on a wooden table
What Are Lingonberries?
Traditional Swedish Egg Coffee in a mug
Traditional Swedish Egg Coffee
Close up of syrup dripping from spoon
What Are Scandinavian Light and Dark Syrups?
Gardener holding fresh nettles
How to Harvest and Prepare Nettles
Cod lutefisk with pea puree, baked potatoes, and bacon—close-up on a plate
What Is Lutefisk?
Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback Potatoes Are Proof That Baked Potatoes Can Be Cute
Traditional Sweden meatball.
Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs With Sour Cream Gravy
Julekake, Norwegian Christmas Bread
Norwegian Christmas Bread (Julekake)
Tiikerikkakku on a plate
Finnish Tiger Cake
Søtsuppe in white bowls
Søtsuppe – Scandinavian Sweet Soup Recipe
Rosette cookies
How to Make Scandinavian Rosette Cookies