Magnus Nilsson is back - and he's got cakes!

And breads, and pastries, and cookies, and scones, and lots of porridge - all to be found in The Nordic Baking Book
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Muffins from The Nordic Baking Book
Muffins from The Nordic Baking Book

You may not know it, but wheat, rye, oats and barley are the building blocks of our cuisine. And thanks to the ingenuity of humankind, we were able to monopolize on one of the most concentrated sources of energy Mother Nature gave us, in turn making us more reliant on these four seeds than any other animal on earth. Now, The Nordic Baking Book is here to show us how to make the most out of each one. 

 

Crisp Waffles from The Nordic Baking Book
Crisp Waffles from The Nordic Baking Book

Acclaimed chef and established photographer, writer and thinker, Magnus Nilsson has again come up with another visually stunning compendium - you may remember The Nordic Cookbook - this time focused on an exploration and explanation of Nordic baking.

 

 

Camping Bread from The Nordic Cookbook
Camping Bread from The Nordic Cookbook

The Nordic Baking Book is a treasure trove of baking know-how; basic knowledge from how to knead bread and braid pastry for the aspiring baker, evolves into complex recipes that can take days to create for those seeking the ultimate culinary conquest. Nilsson has come up with a step-by-step, comprehensively illustrated baking Bible, accessible to everyone from Nordic natives to Nordophiles in every corner of every big city in the world.

 

Magnus Nilsson photographed by Erik Olsson
Magnus Nilsson photographed by Erik Olsson

Nestled within its pages you'll find breads, cakes, cookies, scones and pastries, and myriad ways to prepare porridge and Kringle, the Nordic pretzel. Every variation of pudding from semolina to Finnish quark is covered, and with entire chapters dedicated to jams, jellies, cordials and compotes, no element of your Nordic table will be found lacking.

 

Rye Breads from The Nordic Baking Book
Rye Breads from The Nordic Baking Book

Bulking the book with expert advice from preparation through to presentation, covering basics like salt pork and pastry to custards, creams and marzipan ensures competence even if it’s your first day in the kitchen. 

 

Kitchen interior from The Nordic Baking Book
Kitchen interior from The Nordic Baking Book

Whether sweet or savoury, simple or complex, this book encapsulates the essence of Nordic baking: community and togetherness. Immerse yourself in the traditional Swedish pastime fika and indulge in the pleasures of food with your closest friends and family. Care for a slice? Then check The Nordic Baking Book in the store here.


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