Between panoramic fjords, the world’s greatest saunas and wild, cold-water salmon, the Nordic region of Europe should definitely be a place that you visit at some point in your life.
Barring an actual trip, though, you can still get a taste of the locale by making and drinking the Swede’s unique take on java; egg coffee. Egg coffee is also known as Scandinavian coffee or Hungarian coffee.
Swedish egg coffee is dead simple to make and the result is a non-bitter, surprisingly light and incredibly smooth cup that combines the wonderful flavor of your favorite roast with a reminiscent aftertaste of toasted cheese (trust me, it sounds strange but it works).
Ok, so to make this strange and delightful concoction you are going to need the following:
- 1 fresh egg
- 1 to 1 ½ tbs of your preferred coffee, coarsely ground (similar to what you would use for a french press)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of ice cold water (yes, that’s a total of 2 cups of water)
- Sugar and milk to taste
All of this together will make a single serving of coffee, multiply accordingly for the number of cups you want.