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Danish Dream Cake

Danish Dream Cake

Danish Dream Cake, Scandikitchen: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell. Photographs by Peter Cassidy.

Scandikitchen: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell

Hygge is in the zeitgeist, but what is it, how do we bring hygge into our lives and why are we so captivated with this Danish word?

According to Brontë, it is really not complicated and doesn’t involve spending vast amounts of money on candles or blankets… in its purest form it is simply about appreciating life.

Explained in 12 entertaining chapters interspersed with recipes, you will learn first about the origins of the word hygge and then how to embrace it.

Essays include: Hygge and Happiness; Hygge and Baking; Hygge and Time; Hygge and Stress; Hygge and Soul; Hygge and Nature; and Hygge and Your Home. Hygge is a completely psychological and emotional state of being.

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Hazelnut & Strawberry Mousse Cake

Hazelnut & Strawberry Mousse Cake, Excerpted from Brontë at Home: Baking from the ScandiKitchen by Brontë Aurell,Photography by Peter Cassidy © Ryland Peters & Small.

Hazelnut & Strawberry Mousse Cake, Excerpted from Brontë at Home: Baking from the ScandiKitchen by Brontë Aurell, Photography by Peter Cassidy © Ryland Peters & Small.

From a batch of buns to a show-stopping Othello layer cake, Brontë’s recipes inspire the feelings of pure delight that baking at home can bring.

Try Brontë’s Daim Cookies—wonderfully gooey and filled with pieces of chocolate-coated almond toffee. The Trays and Rolls chapter includes super-soft Rye Flat Rolls and Lemon and Blueberry cake. Try one of the Everyday Cakes such as Mamma Lena’s Apple Pie or Tosca cake, a love story between almonds and buttery caramel. (more…)