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Inspiration & Tips/Tips/3 Scandinavian Christmas recipes
Homemade non-alcoholic mulled wine in schnapps carafe from Sagaform is a traditional Scandinavian Christmas recipe for the whole family to enjoy.

3 Scandinavian Christmas recipes for a homemade treat this Christmas

Christmas is a holiday full of treats and delicious Christmas recipes for you to try! Everyone has their own Christmas traditions and of course here in Scandinavian it is no different. We are giving you three simple but traditional Christmas recipes so you can treat yourself to something a little extra Scandinavian this Christmas.
Friday 12th November 2021
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Homemade mulled wine is traditional Scandinavian Christmas recipe - here in a schnapps carafe from Sagaform together with mulled wine mugs from ERNST.

Swedish mulled wine is known as glögg. Try making your own for a Scandinavian Christmas this year! These ceramic mugs from Ernst are the perfect way to serve your homemade glögg and add an extra Scandi touch.

1. HOMEMADE ALCOHOL-FREE GLÖGG

What would Christmas be without the smell of mulled wine heated on the stove? The combination of cloves, cardamom and cinnamon spreading throughout the home captures everything we love about Christmas in a classic Christmas drink. In Scandinavia, mulled wine is known as glögg, it is sweeter than the version that I knew growing up in the UK and is served warm with the additions of blanched almonds and raisins. Here is a simple recipe for non-alcoholic glögg that comes together quickly and the whole family can enjoy:

INGREDIENTS FOR 6 CUPS OF GLÖGG

  • 500 ml water
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cm piece of dried ginger
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 – 3 sections of dried orange peels
  • Blackcurrant cordial (to taste)
  • 200 ml concentrated apple juice

HOW TO

  • Boil the water and spices.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the blackcurrant cordial and apple juice (taste testing as you go) and warm through.
  • Strain the mixture to remove the spices.
  • Serve immediately while the glögg is hot.
Homemade mulled wine, a classic Scandinavian Christmas recipe that is poured into white mulled wine mugs from ERNST.

The smell of hot mulled wine and freshly baked gingersnaps is what Christmas is all about. Enjoy a Christmas fika on the Dots plate from Scandi Living.

Soft gingerbread with frosting is served on a wooden cutting board - a Scandinavian Christmas recipe to try this Christmas.

Soft gingerbread with creamy frosting and lingonberries is the ultimate Scandinavian Christmas treat!

2. SOFT GINGERBREAD WITH CREAMY FROSTING – A SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS RECIPE FOR ALL

In Scandinavia gingerbread or pepparkakor is as traditional as mulled wine at Christmas and why not, because surely they belong together? This year we have a recipe for soft gingerbread with a delightful creamy frosting, topped with delicious red lingonberries – a real Scandinavian treat! Here's how to make this sweet Scandinavian Christmas recipe:

INGREDIENTS FOR 20 PIECES OF GINGERBREAD

  • 200 g butter
  • 340 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 210 g wheat flour
  • 300 ml sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • ½ tbsp bicarbonate of soda

FROSTING

  • 60 g soft butter
  • 280 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 200 g cream cheese

DECORATION

  • Frozen lingonberries
Soft gingerbread with frosting and decorated with lingonberries is served on the table on the morso Kit cutting board.
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Have a Christmas fika with soft gingerbread and mulled wine on the Swedish Grace Winter collection as part of a really Scandinavian Christmas.

This Scandinavian Christmas recipe is a treat for all! Along with Christmas porcelain from Rörstrand's series Swedish Grace Winter you will be sure to have a very Scandinavian Christmas!

FOR THE GINGERBREAD

  • Set the oven to 175 degrees
  • Whisk butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in one egg at a time and then add the sour cream.
  • Put the flour, bicarbonate and spices into a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Mix the flour mixture into the wet batter, slowly until smooth.
  • Line a 30 x 40 oven pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25 - 30 minutes.

FOR THE FROSTING

  • Whisk together room temperature butter, icing sugar, vanilla sugar and lemon juice in a bowl until you get a creamy mixture.
  • Whisk in the cream cheese.
  • When the gingerbread is ready and has cooled completely, you can spread the frosting over the cake in an even layer.
  • Cut up the cake and garnish with lingonberries before serving.
Candied almonds are a simple and delicious Scandinavian Christmas recipe to offer to your guests before their Christmas meal.
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Candied almonds in waxed paper cones are placed on the plate on the Christmas table as a welcoming gesture to the guests.
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3. CANDIED ALMONDS

Roasted nuts are a Christmas staple and this simple Scandinavian Christmas recipe for candied almonds is the perfect offering for your guests before Christmas dinner or with a simple sweet snack alongside your homemade glögg:

INGREDIENTS FOR 200 g CANDIED ALMONDS

  • 200 g almonds
  • 130 g granulated sugar
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar if desired<br>

HOW TO

  • First roast the almonds in a dry, hot frying pan until lightly toasted and smell amazing!
  • Boil the sugar and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour the almonds into the saucepan and cook, stirring, until the sugar mixture is thick and sticky and the almonds start to crackle.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and pour the almonds onto parchment paper. Gently separate them with a fork and allow to cool.

Text: Arijana Kapic Styling: Ellinor Johansson, Arijana Kapic, Kristina Niesel Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph

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