Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing (January 17, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #557,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #73 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Scandinavian #511 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Bread
I bought this in the hope that I could find a classic collection of recipes that I could whip up for my Scandinavian colleagues at work - I can honestly say it was a gem of a find! The recipes are split into easy categories (coffee breads, cakes, cookies, tarts, patries, fruit desserts and traditional favourites), with each recipe sporting a beautiful picture and also a short blurb on one or another Scandinavian fact (holidays, history behind the recipe, etc.). I've also found the measurements to be accurate and the instructions detailed.For those new to using yeast (like me!), I would still look on the 'net before trying the Cinnamon Rolls or Danish Almond Tea Ring, because it's hard to know exactly how best to use the yeast without some practice (i.e. my dough will not rise unless in the oven on the lowest setting). However, whoever is a pro with yeast will have no problems!Short tip: I added double the filling to the Cinnamon Rolls - otherwise they are too dry to get the real Cinnabon flavour! ;)I think this is a perfect collection of nordic baked goods, the presentation is beautiful, most recipes are pretty easy and straight-forward and it's also fun to read through the short history and stories provided. Moreover, this is the only Scandinavian baking book where I've seen every recipe with a picture, so for visual cooks this is spot on. Would also highly recommend as a gift to anyone who enjoys baking.
I originally checked this book out of my local library, and immediately knew I'd have to purchase a copy of my own. The book itself is beautiful; the recipes are accompanied by mouth-watering photos which inspired my sons (ages 7 and 3) to put a "please make this, Mommy!" bookmark on almost every page. The instructions are clear and every recipe I used came out great on the first try. The ingredients are easy to find, too, even in a relatively rural area like mine. Being of Norwegian descent myself, I'm rarely impressed with English-language cookbooks of Scandinavian recipes, but this one is a true gem. I'm delighted and can't recommend it highly enough!
Scandinavian Classic Baking is a beautiful cookbook filled with classic basic recipes. While this good for someone who is starting out when it comes to baking, it is not the book to purchase, if you have several Scandinavian baking books. The book is lavishly illustrated with gorgeous color photographs and is filled with Norwegian historical information.Some of the recipes you will find in this cookbook include:Desert Sand CookiesSwedish Almond RuskBlueberry TartNorwegian LefseI returned this book, as the book did not offer anything new when it came to recipes. If I were starting out collecting Scandinavian cookbooks, I would purchase and keep this cookbook.Recommend with caveats given.
Fabulous photos of Scandinavia plus lushious baking with excellent instructions. What a delight and I highly recommend it for first generation Swedish Americans like me who want to have those special treats our mothers and grandmothers baked.
This is almost like a coffee table book, simply because the photo quality is so gorgeous that you would want people to search through it. Every delicious recipe is accompanied by a beautiful photo of the result, but also each has a little photo in the corner of some area of Scandinavia. Many of these photos even have snippets about Scandinavian daily life (ie one page with a gorgeous picture of Finnish cookies (which look yummy) has another small photo of a little cabin on a Stockholm lake--with an explanation of what the little house is and it's significance.) I expected delicious recipes, but I didn't expect such beautiful pictures, and I certainly didn't expect snippets and pictures of the gorgeous Scandinavian countryside. I'm buying another copy right now for family!!
I got this for my wife after spending time in Copenhagen and I was not disappointed. There are some great recipes in here and we have tried the Danish Almond RIng (shown on the cover). The recipe was easy to prepare, clearly described (for the most part), and the end result is now one of my favorite desserts I have ever had. The book has very nice pictures of every recipe, which I like. HIghly recommend!
Sophisticated, yet simple! I ordered this book to augment my knowledge of Scandinavian food preparation. This is a beautifully done book! The photos, related information and instructions are excellent. I heartily recommend it to all who are seeking a great deal beyond just recipes!
I loved this cookbook so much I ordered several more for gifts.There are some editing problems but the beautiful pictures and just the warm feeling or nostalgic memories I got from looking at it and trying some of the recipes made it a great book to own and to give for a gift.
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