Seems the interest in Scandinavian is just growing and growing, gone are the days of thinking it is all IKEA meatballs and pickled herring (but not to forget those too are some cornerstones of the scandi kitchen after all!) and now newspapers are raving on about the deliciousness of it all. Seems the world best restaurant is a Danish one and it is coming to London. Warburtons are making bread that looks suspiciously like tunnbrod and small honokakor. Castello cheese have brought over prast and herrgard cheese, as well with the ever popular Danish blue So surely not since the Vikings have there been so much of Scandinavia in the UK.
If you want a piece of the action I suggest a trip into London and visit Scandinavian Kitchen and have some fika or well if you want fika why not go straight to Fika in Brick Lane. Ok let me stop here and explain fika before you think it is a rude word
Fika is both a Swedish verb and noun (pronounced “fee-ka”) that roughly means “to drink coffee/tea/squash,” usually accompanied by something sweet
There is also a shop in west London called Totally Swedish, which used to be where I got my Swedish kicks from when I used to live in London. So if you want to eat scandi, why not visit those places armed with the cookbook from Scandilicious or read her blog pick out some recipes and try it yourself. She is now working on a book on baking.
I try to do my part; so I shall share another very easy recipe that is brilliant to make with your kids as there is no oven involved and a lot of mess
Chocolate coconut balls
75 gr butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
4 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons strong cold coffee
Mix everything except the coffee that you stir in the end, roll them in desiccated coconut. Or if you have indeed been to a scandishop roll them in parlsocker. Then put them in the fridge for a few hours or if you are greedy in the freezer for 20 mins