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Scandinavian Baking

Presented by Kelly Syms
About the class

It’s Fika time! What is Fika? It’s a Swedish word that means to take coffee and cake with friends or coworkers. It’s all about ritual, togetherness and breaking bread (or buns! together). Together we will explore Scandinavian Baking through some classic Fika favourites.

You’ll learn how to culture your own rye starter for Danish Rugbrod, how to perfectly knot Swedish Cardamom or Cinnamon buns and also how to make the classic Dream Cake, a magical layered cake that makes the most of seasonal fruits. Baker Kelly Syms will guide you through a fantastic Fika-fest and even serve you a delicious homemade bowl of soup for lunch with her homemade Rugbrod.


Your Menu…

  • Danish Rugbrod (Buttermilk-Cultured Rye Bread, with a bonus take-home Bread Tin)
  • Kardemummabullar (Swedish Cardamom Buns)
  • Swedish Drommekage (Dream Cake, topped with Caramel Oats, Barley and Rhubarb)
  • For Lunch we’ll have a warming bowl of soup coupled with the Rugbrod we’ve baked!


Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online

If you can’t make it on this date – we have another Scandinavian Baking class coming up on Saturday 16th April (click the date for tickets).

To Do List:

  • Wear closed toe shoes (we love your toes where they are),
  • Pull long hair back off your face (“waiter, there’s a hair in my soup”),
  • Inform us of any dietary requirements prior to purchasing your ticket/s. Please also be aware that some requirements and/or allergies cannot be catered to – depending on the class.
  • There are often leftovers at the end of each class so we ask that you bring Tupperware from home to put them in, as we will no longer be handing out plastic containers in our bid to save the environment.

No refunds/transfers/credits on cancellations, regardless of illness or a change in personal circumstance. For a complete look at the Terms & Conditions of The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle, visit our website.

Before you attend a cooking class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle it is important that each and every attendee become familiar with the precautionary measures we have adopted in light of COVID-19. Please click on the following link to read our COVID-19 Hygiene and Safety Standards or call our store for more information.


February 5
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Cooking School at THe Essential Ingredient Newcastle
Shop 9 200 Union Street The Junction
Newcastle, 2291 Australia
Ph. 49261991
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