Liquorice panna cotta
Enjoy the last of the season's raspberries with some Swedelicious (!) homemade liquorice panna cotta, using our easy recipe.
Liquorice is often maligned, being associated with cheap godis (sweets/candy), but pure liquorice is a sophisticated ingredient. It has an elegant, almost herbal, flavour with notes of anise and fennel, two much-loved flavours in Sweden. It therefore makes an interesting end to a Swedish meal, without being over-facing. More…
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Thank you for visiting our site. I set it up just over two years ago to help other English speakers around the world who would like to learn more about Swedish food.
All our recipes have been tried and tasted, include a clear summary, list ingredients in British and American units and include a photograph of the finished dish.
Happy cooking! John Duxbury
The sunny mild weather here in the UK has ripened the blackberries nicely and given them a lovely sweet taste. Spend a pleasant half an hour blackberrying and then try our delicious björnbärspaj (blackberry tart).
The case is made with a lovely buttery pastry, almost like shortbread, but is really easy to make. It is then filled with almonds and blackberries before being glazed to give it a really professional look. More…
Swedish apple cake
Äppelkaka is one of the most popular of all dishes in Sweden. It is served all year round, but it is at its best when made in late summer and in the autumn with freshly picked apples.
It is a kaka (cake), but it is not as sweet as most cakes and so many people think of it as a dessert. It is normally served with vaniljsås (vanilla sauce), but it can also be served with lightly whipped cream or ice cream. It is a popular fika choice, but it can also be served as a dessert at the end of a meal.
There are countless recipes for äppelkaka. This version uses 4 or 5 grated apples to give it a lovely appley taste. No wonder it is one of the most popular recipes on this site. More…
Venison with blackberries
Hjortkött med björnbär
Blackberries are now at their best here in the UK so I have just spending half and hour in the autumn sunshine blackberrying. I used some of the blackberries to cook hjortkött med björnbär, one of my favourite venison dishes. It is really easy, but the result is superb and always tastes rather special. More…
Pork fillet with apples
Fläskfilé med äpplen
Fläsk med äpplen (pork with apples) is a timeless combination and here made with fillet (tenderloin), it is one of the tenderest cuts, but still economic. With apples in plentiful supply, now is the ideal time to cook it. And of course you can use windfalls from the garden!
Because it is such a small cut of meat it is very easy to overcook it, in which case the meat ends up tough and dry. The key is use a meat thermometer, something Swedes would nearly always do, so that you will end up with perfectly cooked pork! More…
Wild mushroom soup
If you can't get any fresh chanterelles, you can still make a wonderful autumnal mushroom soup using dried mushrooms. Try our recipe for trattkantarellsoppa (funnel chanterelle mushroom soup). A small quantity of dried mushrooms can be transformed into an absolutely delicious soup. More…
Apple and almond tart
Äppeltarte med mandelfyllning och tosca
Äppeltarte med mandelfyllning och tosca is one of my favourite apple tart recipes! Essentially it consists of three layers: a wonderful buttery pastry case, a soft almond filling and a thin crisp toffee-apple and almond topping.
The original recipe was by Maud Onnermark, one of my favourite Swedish cooks and editor of Mat Magasinet. Tosca in the Swedish name for the cake refers to the fact that the topping is based on the topping for Toscakaka, a cake which was created in honour of Puccini's opera. More…
Blackberry and elderflower cocktail
Björnbär och fläder cocktail
A lovely cocktail to ensure at the end of a long hard day or because you deserve it! More…
When the days become shorter and the leaves are changing colour and tumbling to the ground, the time to go foraging is here. There's something so special and refreshing about creating a festival of flavours that hasn't come from the supermarket shelves. Without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite foraged item is the mushroom. Although they may not appear to be the sexiest things in the forest, mushrooms are incredibly versatile. They can really improve the flavour of a risotto, soup or, as here, they can made into a lovely pesto to serve on knäckebröd. More…
The World's Best Brunches
Checkout the Lonely Planet's new ebook featuring brunch recipes from around the world, including our own recipe for räksmörgås (an open prawn/shrimp sandwich). The ebook can be downloaded for FREE by clicking here.
Distinctive features of Swedish food
Swedish food has a growing reputation across the world. For instance, Jamie Oliver described Swedish food as "Big, bold, brave and definitely up there with the best in the world". But what makes Swedish food distinctive? Check-out our guide…
We have compiled a list of what we consider to be our Top 50 Classic Recipes. No two people are likely to agree completely on what should be included, but we hope you will approve of most of our choices!
Top Clicks in 2014
During 2014, our first full year of operation, we had hundreds of thousands of visitors spread across 182 countries, which is amazing as there are only 196 countries in total! Inevitably, köttbullar (meatballs) bagged the number spot with the most clicks! To see the full list click here.
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I am are gradually producing a Swedishfoodpedia. Essentially this is a series of articles about Swedish ingredients, especially those that might not be familiar to most readers. For instance, many Swedish dishes are served with some rårörda lingon (shown above) which, if translated literally, means raw moved/stirred lingonberries. To read more about lingon click here.
I have already assembled article on many Swedish ingredients including:
Many other articles are in the pipeline, but if there is anything you would like to know more about please let me know. To read existing articles click here.
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