The story behind our small batch, traditional Swedish cookie
My sweet grandmother Rut and her love for baking inspired me to start Unna Bakery. Our small batch gourmet cookies are made using her traditional recipes passed down through generations. We use only natural ingredients like organic butter and flour and a handmade jam with berries from Upstate NY.
My sweet Swedish grandmother Rut and her love for baking inspired me to start Unna Bakery.
Our small batch gourmet cookies are made using her traditional recipes passed down through generations. To offer uncompromised quality we use only the best ingredients like organic butter, organic locally milled flour and handmade jam with berries from Upstate New York. Treat yourself to our tasty cookies while enjoying the old Swedish tradition of taking a “fika” (a little break). The Swedish tradition dictates that you should have a cup of coffee or a tea and a cookie at least once a day. Enjoy!
our swedish roots
The Swedish tradition of a “kafferep” is a women’s only social gathering known since the mid 1800’s. Women enjoyed cookies, drank coffee and spent quality time together. The cookies were homemade and it was important with a nice mix of cookies at a beautifully set table. Preferably with a crocheted tablecloth, flowers and nice porcelain. However, the cookies were the centerpiece.
At the time, this was one of few activities where women could meet without men and children present. Here women found something to be proud of and something to call their own. Some say this was part of the start of the Swedish women’s rights movement in the early 1900’s. The kafferep was the beginning of the “fika”- and café culture that thrives in Swedish homes and cafés today. Historically, the cookies were enjoyed with coffee but they are excellent for your afternoon tea, to pair with wine or champagne and of course with a glass of milk.