La Oss Bake!

There’s nothing more hygge than a freshly baked treat from a warm oven and there is an inspired new cookbook that will give you that cozy experience. Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature, by Marit Hovland, features the most amusing and imaginatively conceived recipes I’ve encountered.

Broken down in sections classified by the seasons, the recipes provide ideas and ingredients specific to the time of year and the desserts are stunningly presented. The eye-popping photography captures sweets such as Chocolate Almond Cookie Eggs, Rosemary Cupcakes with Lemon Cream, Pistachio Marzipan Pears and a Bun Wreath with Cranberries.

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Cardamom Macarons with Blueberries and Cream Cheese

Marit Hovland is an exceptionally talented artist in the kitchen and her fantastic concoctions are crafted to impress. She capitalizes on her background in photography, graphic design and bakery skills to create a truly elevated level of baking. With additional instructional guides, templates for embellishments and other helpful information, she shows that baking can be accessible as well as supremely aspirational. This book will definitely get you excited to turn on the oven.

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Cardamom Buns with Almond Filling
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Carrot Cake with Maple Topping

And for those who simply love to read cookbooks, her lush layouts and photos of Norway will keep you captivated from start to finish. La oss bake!

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Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Filling
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes
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Mint Glazed Hazelnut Cookies--painted iike a summer sky!