Scandinavia may be known for its snow-capped mountains and frigid winters, but its inhabitants are famous for their warm hospitality. Whether it's a tender, buttery cookie or an elegant fruit tart, the recipes in this collection will evoke images of Nordic generations baking for family and friends while sharing an aromatic cup of coffee.
Based on the intense flavor of fresh local ingredients, the Swedish Berry Cream Cake and Norwegian Blotkake featured in this volume are brimming with juicy fruits and slathered with whipped cream. The Tosca Mini-Tarts will have you craving their savory butter-laden crust and chewy almond filling. Here you'll also find recipes for familiar holiday cookies-such as Norwegian Krumkake and Rosettes-that grace festive tables all over Scandinavia. Those still craving more will find Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding and Aunt Else's Rice Pudding, comforting weeknight desserts that bring every friend and relative back for more.
Including more than forty recipes, each paired with a delectable photo, Scandinavian Classic Desserts is sure to create memories of gatherings and celebrations with loved ones. Detailed directions accompany each recipe to guarantee success for both novice and expert bakers.
Pat Sinclair is a food consultant and recipe developer with more than twenty-five years of experience working for clients including Smucker's, Pillsburybaking.com, Land O'Lakes, and General Mills. Baking Basics and Beyond, Sinclair's first cookbook, received the Cordon d'Or-Gold Ribbon Award from the Culinary Arts Academy in 2007. She was also the food editor for Breakfast in Cairo, Dinner in Rome, the 2000 Midwest Regional Winner in the prestigious Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards.
Sinclair holds a bachelor's in food research from Purdue University and a master's in foods from the University of Maryland. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Also the author of Pelican's Scandinavian Classic Baking, Sinclair lives in Edina, Minnesota.
Joel Butkowski, a commercial photographer specializing in food, has been creating award-winning images since the 1980s. His mouthwatering compositions have been used by restaurants, grocery chains, and national food brands. Actively involved in the local arts initiatives of his community, Butkowski is the past president of the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. He is also the photographer for Pelican's Scandinavian Classic Baking and the author of Using Digital Cameras, the pioneering book in digital photography. Butkowski lives in St. Augusta, Minnesota.