Having visited and loved The Nordic bakery in London, I was keen to buy the cookbook of the same name but when I read the reviews on Amazon they weren't that great. The general opinion seemed to be that the recipes, although sounding interesting and innovative, weren't that reliable... but I went ahead and bought it anyway!
Our neighbouring village holds a community supper every few months or so. Different people organise it, there is always a theme, tickets are sold and money is raised for charity. A friend and I have been toying with the idea of doing a Scandinavian supper and so it seemed a good excuse to invite her and her husband over for supper to give some of the Nordic recipes a trial run... and to see what might be possible to scale up for 40 or so people!
After digging out an old Abba CD to set the mood, I made Rye bread and Gravadlax to start but the bread was not a huge success. It tasted okay but didn't look so great... hence you've not beeen treated to a photo! We had Swedish meatballs and celeriac mash as our main course... and then some baking from my new book to finish. A blueberry tart with rye pastry... not bad!
As well as a toffee topped Tosca cake, which was delicious... so I've decided I rather like my new Nordic Baking Book! And of course we are now all set with plenty of ideas for our community Scandinavian supper. Although I think I'll need to eat a little less cake if I'm entertaining the idea of dressing up in a jumpsuit and platform boots!