Category Archives: Nordic

Baltzersens on Tour: ‘Cooks’ at Carlton Towers

On Monday, Paul and I ventured out into the Yorkshire moors to visit ‘Cooks’, situated in the magnificent Carlton Towers. The drive was long, but as we turned into an extended, twisting driveway we knew that we were in for … Continue reading

INSTAGRAM COMPETITION RETURNS

We’re excited to announce that last years Instagram competition is returning in force.

It’s time to wipe the dust of your cameras (well, metaphorically) and once again, begin snapping your favourite Baltzersen’s moments! Oh and we almost forgot to mention, there’s free coffee and cake on the line. Who can turn that down, right? Continue reading

Foolproof Scandinavian Cookbooks: Tried and tested by Baltzersen’s

It’s hard to know where to begin with practicing cooking from another culture, especially one as varied as Scandinavia. To help you along we have given you an insight into our trusty reading resources so you can begin to explore … Continue reading

Introducing the Fastelavnsboller

You may have noticed at the beginning of the week a new addition to the sea of cakes and pastries we bake each morning, and you may have found it harder than usual to pronounce the name. Fastelavnsboller, also known … Continue reading

But First, Let’s Fika: One of Sweden’s simplest pleasures

Homemade Scandinavian delicacy, Skolebrød in Baltzersen's cafe, Harrogate.

We have all taken a fika at some point. It may have been earlier today, at the weekend, or maybe you are about to take one now. You might take a fika with a friend, a family member or even … Continue reading

Guest Coffee: Our first ever guest coffee on espresso!

Guest coffee from North Star Roast and Koppi coffee.

We have come a long way in terms of our coffee knowledge and confidence since we opened two and a bit years ago and this week we’re proud to say we will have our first ever guest coffee available as … Continue reading

Brunch in Harrogate with Baltzersen’s

brunch in harrogate

We say “brunch in Harrogate,” because obviously breakfast is the most tasteful meal of the day, but what a terrible time to serve it! Wait a few hours, have a coffee, then go to BRUNCH – it’s really the cat’s … Continue reading

Christmas in Harrogate – a Baltzersen’s guide

christmas in harrogate

Christmas is a fairly big deal in Scandinavian culture. Sure, we all like to get down with the season, but Nordic folk are particularly aggressive about it, inheriting a lot of personal investment in the season from German culture. That … Continue reading

A Nordic lunch in Harrogate – Baltzersen’s lapskaus

lunch in harrogate

If you’re looking for a decent lunch in Harrogate, there’s a lot on offer. The range of independent businesses and services providing unique, quality eating and service, is abundant to say the least. However we don’t like to see this … Continue reading

Sauda, Norway – a Baltzersen’s history lesson

sauda

In the northernmost region of the south-western county of Rogaland, Norway lies Sauda. Neither particularly famous nor infamous, there’s evidence of a society in this area dating back to the last ice age. Why do we care? Because Sauda was … Continue reading