A new Scandinavian bakery has opened in London’s Covent Garden.
Bageriet, run by Swedish bakers Daniel Karlsson and Sven-Gunnar Appelgren, will serve bread, pastries and traditional Swedish open sandwiches.
Most recently Karlsson featured on the BBC2 show Paul Hollywood’s Bread, where he demonstrated how to make a traditional Swedish ‘Semla’ cream bun.
He moved to London in 2007 and worked at restaurant chain Ottolenghi for three years, before moving into development at Melrose & Morgan. He has also supplied bespoke birthday cakes, traditional Kanelbulle cinnamon buns, Semla buns, crisp-rolls, biscuits, desserts and pastries to the Swedish Embassy and a host of restaurants and stores across London, including TotallySwedish and Stockholm Deli.
Appelgren’s main enthusiasm is baking bread and, for the past five years, he has worked at Ottolenghi in London’s Notting Hill, Kensington, Belgravia and Islington, as well as at The Wolseley.
Karlsson said: “We’re excited about introducing London to our open sandwiches with meatballs and home-made beetroot salad. We know that Swedish food is bang on trend and the fresh taste, quality ingredients appeal to the British tastebuds, so we believe the timing is perfect for Bageriet to open.”