Author(s): Miisa Mink
Launched in 2007, the Nordic Bakery is a peaceful haven in the heart of London. Their products reflect the wholesome but comforting style of baking in Scandinavia. The emphasis is on fresh, seasonal produce and healthier baking ingredients, such as rye flour, oats and barley, and the rustic but modern menu includes open rye-bread sandwiches, cakes and cinnamon buns. The Nordic Bakery Cookbook allows you to bake your own Bread, such as the popular rye bread, Savoury Pastries, Cakes, Sweet Buns, Desserts and Biscuits in your own home.
Finnish-born Jali Wahlsten had a vision of bringing Nordic 'dark rye bread, cinnamon buns and coffee' to London and in 2007 opened the Nordic Bakery in Soho. This, the bakery's first cookbook, was conceived by Jali's wife Marianna Wahlsten, a journalist and photographer, and written by Miisa Mink, an investor in the business. Miisa comes from a family of passionate bakers. She has had a successful career in branding and design, but in 2007 she decided to leave the corporate life and become a partner in the Nordic Bakery.