About Sweet Sigrid
I love baking and sharing simple, Scandinavian-inspired sweets, made in small batches with lots of tasty ingredients. Butter, cinnamon and cardamom figure prominently.
Sweet Sigrid Nordic Baking is a love letter to my Norwegian grandmother. Sigrid Sophie Hansen came to Canada with her young family in 1928, from Oslo. Grammy would make fresh cardamom bread for Christmas Eve, and I loved the goat's cheese - gjetost - she served with it! So creamy, but salty at the same time, and it would stick to the roof of my mouth like peanut butter. It was the only time of year we had it. I remember her sugar cookies, too. The simplest recipe ever and so good. With every bite I'm transported!
Find me at the Main Farmers' Market, 210 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
Harald and Sigrid
Market Dates for 2022
June 4, 11 and 25
July 9 and 23
August 6 and 27
September and October, TBD
Here is a sampling of goodies I like to make. Hover over each photo to read a description!
Sweet dough with a touch of cardamom hidden inside. With cinnamon filling and finished with a little more cinnamon and sugar, for good luck.
The same sweet dough, but with cardamom instead of cinnamon!
Sweet, soft bread to go with your afternoon coffee.
Spicy, buttery, crunchy.
Simple and delicious
Tender and buttery, great with cheese, or jam. Hafrekex!
Almond macaroons, with chocolate buttercream; dipped in chocolate.
The ideal cake for a Sarah Bernhardt lover, customized with your message of choice!
Crunchy and delicious almond topping on a sweet sponge cake.
Think you might want a few dozen cinnamon buns for a family brunch? Or a classic Scandinavian Celebration Cake? Get in touch, and good things might happen!
Photos by D. Davies