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Scandinavian Shrovetide Cardamom Buns With Vanilla Cream & Marzipan

  Unlike our cousins in Catholic countries who celebrate Lent with street carnivals and fiestas, up in the frozen North we mark the beginning of Lent with what we do best: buns. Well you need something tasty to power you … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Cake (gluten-free)

A hearty and happy new year to you all. I’ve started the year as I intend to carry on – having my cake and eating it. You won’t find any self-abnegation in the Johansen household and as January sees the … Continue reading

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It’s Publication Day!

I’m thrilled to announce that ‘Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking…Scandilicious’ is now available online and in bookshops across the UK. For a chance to win a signed copy of the book simply tweet a link to this Jarlsberg & Fennel muffin recipe … Continue reading

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Quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie

A really good chewy American chocolate chip cookie is hard to come by here. You find approximations of them in supermarkets, but they’re so loaded with sugar and preservatives that the temporary satisfaction of biting into something toothsome is mitigated … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd and Blueberry Muffins

This is a super-duper recipe for finishing half-empty jars of lemon curd. If you have blueberries, chuck them in, if not, try grating some fresh ginger into the mixture for extra punchy flavour. These muffins are perfect for picnics, kids’ … Continue reading

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