Discover the essence of hygge as revealed by Brontë Aurell, Danish owner of London’s ScandiKitchen, which also features some of her favourite recipes to help you enjoy a hyggelig time. We have three copies to win and a recipe below…
Kladdkaka: Sticky Chocolate Cake
“This cake is one of the most famous fika cakes in Sweden. Every café has a version of Kladdkaka (which literally means ‘Sticky Cake’). It is a bit like an under-baked chocolate cake and that is exactly what makes it so very good. This is our Auntie Inga’s recipe. It’s an easy cake to make, but watch the baking: too little and it’s a runny mess; too much and it’s a stodgy, dry cake.”
Ingredients – Serves 6
200g granulated sugar
150g plain/all-purpose flour or cake flour
3 tbsp good-quality cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
1 tbsp vanilla sugar or extract
a pinch of salt
100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
whipped cream, to serve
A 20cm deep round cake pan, greased and lined with baking parchment
7. If you press down gently on the cake, the crust should need a bit of pressure to crack. When this happens, the cake is done. Leave to cool in the pan.
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ScandiKitchen: The Essence of Hygge by Bronte Aurell (Ryland Peters & Small, £9.99) Photography by Peter Cassidy