Hygge (pronounced ‘hoo-gah’) is the Danish art of creating a cosy atmosphere, and enjoying the good things, despite the cold, gloomy weather. Think candles, thick rugs, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying delicious comforting meals.
Nothing beats the feeling that you get from a hot mug of soup on a cold winter’s night. Why not try this chunky minestrone soup, made with soft gnocchi and sweet basil, or a generous bowlful of this gently spiced carrot and coriander soup.
What could be more comforting than a rich hot chocolate on a wet day? Made with dark chocolate, salted caramel, and warming spices, this grown-up hot chocolate is about as cosy as a cup can get.
If you’re going to enjoy hygge with your friends, a delicious dish, oozing with melted cheese is a must. Our mighty mac and cheese with bacon and mascarpone is an instant crowd pleaser, or enjoy this vegan macaroni cheese version for cheese without the actual cheese.
Brighten up your day with a mix of vibrant open sandwiches; made with rye bread and topped with delicious combinations of cured meats, fish and zingy pickles. Think smoked salmon with cucumber and radish, or these colourful beetroot and egg sandwiches.
Nothing helps beat the blues like the smell of something sweet baking in the oven on a wet and windy day. Make like the Danes and try cooking a batch of fragrant cinnamon buns; sticky and sweet, and perfect with a good cup of coffee.
After a hard week at work, nothing says welcome home like a glass of cinnamon-scented mulled wine. Of it you fancy something a little different, why not try this zesty mulled cider, flecked with star anise and allspice.
Start your day with a little hygge, and have a wonderfully indulgent breakfast. Prepare ahead with some fruity overnight oats that are sure to fill you up for the day ahead, or if you’re short on time, then this quick-soak bircher muesli is the answer.