I bought this in the hope that I could find a classic collection of recipes that I could whip up for my Scandinavian colleagues at work - I can honestly say it was a gem of a find! The recipes are split into easy categories (coffee breads, cakes, cookies, tarts, patries, fruit desserts and traditional favourites), with each recipe sporting a beautiful picture and also a short blurb on one or another Scandinavian fact (holidays, history behind the recipe, etc.). I've also found the measurements to be accurate and the instructions detailed.
For those new to using yeast (like me!), I would still look on the 'net before trying the Cinnamon Rolls or Danish Almond Tea Ring, because it's hard to know exactly how best to use the yeast without some practice (i.e. my dough will not rise unless in the oven on the lowest setting). However, whoever is a pro with yeast will have no problems!
Short tip: I added double the filling to the Cinnamon Rolls - otherwise they are too dry to get the real Cinnabon flavour! ;)
I think this is a perfect collection of nordic baked goods, the presentation is beautiful, most recipes are pretty easy and straight-forward and it's also fun to read through the short history and stories provided. Moreover, this is the only Scandinavian baking book where I've seen every recipe with a picture, so for visual cooks this is spot on. Would also highly recommend as a gift to anyone who enjoys baking.