Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break, with Recipes for Pastries, Breads, and Other Treats

Anna Brones

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Fun book. Elise and I have enjoyed having a little “fika” tradition of our own lately, as people whose days are often otherwise fairly unstructured. I’m not much of a baker normally, but I set myself a challenge to make something out of this book (not that the recipes are particularly complicated). I made “muskotsnittar,” or nutmeg cookies, with a fresh nutmeg nut we have had sitting around forever. (“Fresh.”) They are super easy and came out well, although surprisingly not all that nutmeggy given the smell when I was grating. Kept two rolls in the freezer as Anna recommends so we can have fresh cookies again later!

My Goodreads rating: 3 stars