Win a copy of The ScandiKitchen


This fantastic cookbook will introduce you to over 80 Scandinavian recipes that are simple and delicious. For the chance to win a copy share with us your favourite ‘winter warmer’ recipe, we’ve chosen GLÖGG (NORDIC MULLED WINE) and you can find the recipe over on our recipe of the month page

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This giveaway comes courtesy of Ryland, Peters & Small

The Scandi Kitchen
Simple, Delicious Dishes for Any Occasion
By Bronte Aurell

This accessible and entertaining introduction to Scandinavian food contains over 80 recipes to try at home, developed by Bronte Aurell, owner of the popular ScandiKitchen Cafe in London’s bustling West End.

There’s so much more to Nordic food than pickled herring and meatballs. Stretching from the midnight sun of northern Norway to the flat, fertile fields of Denmark, Scandinavian food culture is a lot more varied than you might think.

Dishes and ingredients link all the regions together, bringing a uniquely Nordic food experience to life that was created by thousands of years of heritage and shared culture. Scandinavian food is simple.Natives call it `husmanskost’ (farmer’s fare). It’s natural and honest. When you work with the very best produce, there’s no need to overcomplicate it. Its appeal lies in the fact that it is healthy, wholesome, flavoursome, simple to make and beautiful to look at.

This book features recipes for all occasions and times of the day, ranging from morning buns, lunchtime savouries, hearty dinners and indulgent desserts, to bakes and other foods for special celebrations. Enjoy fresh and simple open sandwiches, healthy Nordic salads, delicious traditional hot dishes and indulgent cakes. Discover new flavours and textures from mustard pickled herring and gravlax to sticky Kladdkaka cake.

You can buy your copy HERE for £9.23 (RRP £16.99) + free UK delivery

*Giveaway ends as of midnight on December 1st*

Try Our Recipe of the Month


Glögg is an essential part of Christmas all over Scandinavia. It’s enjoyed throughout the cold months and especially on Sundays in Advent leading up to Christmas.

Glögg tends to be traditionally mulled with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and dried orange peel. This  recipe is borrowed from my sister-in-law Annika, who makes bottles and bottles of this in her Gothenburg kitchen every December.

We love having a café full of people drinking hot wine and eating ginger biscuits – the aroma is amazing and it promotes a lovely atmosphere of ‘hygge’ and chit chat.

1 x 70-cl/24-fl. oz. bottle red wine (the quality doesn’t matter)

1–2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon dried root ginger

1 teaspoon dried Seville orange peel (or other orange peel if you can’t get Seville)

7 whole cardamom pods

15–16 whole cloves

80 g/1⁄3 cup plus 1 tablespoon caster/ granulated sugar flaked/slivered almonds and raisins, to serve

Pour the wine into a saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients and heat to around 75–80°C (165–170°F), stirring to dissolve the sugar. Be careful not to heat it above 80°C (170°F) degrees, or the alcohol will start to evaporate. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, longer if possible.

Strain the mixture and return the mulled wine to the bottle (use a funnel to make life easier for yourself). The Glögg can be kept for at least a week.

To serve, pour the wine into a saucepan and heat it up (again, take care not to let it boil). Place a few flaked/slivered almonds and raisins in the bottom of your serving cups, and pour the Glögg over the mixture.

If you want to give your Glögg an extra kick, add a splash of either vodka, aquavit, rum or cognac to the bottom of the cups just before you pour in the Glögg.

If this mouth-watering recipe has inspired you to try some more recipes from The Scandi Kitchen, then head over to our giveaway page to win a copy. Alternatively, you can buy your copy HERE for £9.23 (RRP £16.99) + Free UK delivery.


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Brontë Aurell’s inclusive style has gained ScandiKitchen over 24,000 Facebook followers and @Scanditwitchen on Twitter has thousands of followers.

She is the author of The Scandi Kitchen  and ScandiKitchen Fika and Hygge  and The ScandiKitchen: Essence of Hygge . Her latest book, ScandiKitchen Summer is out March 2018.

Published by Ryland, Peters & Small