Scandinavian Classic Baking


From coffee breads and cakes to cookies and tarts, this gorgeous cookbook offers forty-three recipes, along with photographs, history, musings, and stories. These classic Scandinavian baking recipes are knockouts for the eye and the taste buds.

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From coffee breads and cakes to cookies and tarts, this gorgeous cookbook offers forty-three recipes, along with photographs, history, musings, and stories. These classic Scandinavian baking recipes are knockouts for the eye and the taste buds.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bakers longing for a slice of Swedish Limpa or Norwegian Toscakake to transport them across the pond will find plenty of recipes in veteran baker Sinclair’s compilation of Scandinavian favorites. Sweet-lovers with a soft spot for almonds, cardamom, and allspice will have a field day, as these pronounced flavors make frequent appearances in this collection of over 40 treats for all times of the day. Those expecting spritz cookies, pancakes with ligonberries, and the iconic Danish pastry will find them alongside desserts like a must-try Strawberry Cream Cake, a layered confection with cream cheese frosting and a rich custard filling, and the craveable Norwegian Tosakake, a tender almond-flavored sponge cake drenched in a buttery caramel topping studded with slivered almonds. Though some may find yeast-based items like Cardamom Breakfast Buns or the saffron-laced St. Lucia Buns challenging, Sinclair provides recipes for all skill levels along with explanations of cultural significance of dishes, ingredients, or trivia, such as the proper way to serve a smorgasbord. Generously served with eye-catching pictures of the dishes and region, this collection will hold the greatest appeal for Scandinavian expats and descendents. (Jan.)
Library Journal
In this slim volume, Cordon d'Or Gold Ribbon winner Sinclair (Baking Basics and Beyond) covers baked goods from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Delightful recipes include Mini Princess Cakes, Norwegian Lefse, and St. Lucia Buns. Sources for ingredients are listed with phone numbers and websites. While this isn't a comprehensive Scandinavian cookbook, it is reasonably priced and a great introduction to Scandinavian baking for beginners. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589808973
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/17/2011
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 346,613
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Sinclair is a food consultant in the Twin Cities with decades of experience as a recipe developer. Throughout her career, Sinclair has worked for high-profile corporate clients who target American home cooks and bakers, including Publications International, Ltd.; Land O'Lakes; General Mills; and Pillsbury. She was the recipe editor for two Pillsbury Classics Cookbooks and a Land O'Lakes cookbook. Baking Basics and Beyond, her first cookbook, received the Cordon d'Or Gold Ribbon from the Academy of Culinary Arts. Sinclair was also food editor for Breakfast in Cairo, Dinner in Rome, which was the 2000 Midwest Regional Winner in the prestigious Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards.
Sinclair holds a bachelor's degree in food research from Purdue University and a master's degree in foods from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and Twin Cities Home Economists in Business. She lives in Edina, Minnesota.

Food photographer Joel Butkowski has been creating award-winning images for more than 20 years. His work has been used by restaurants, grocery chains, and national food brands. He is past president of the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.

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