Archive for Recipes

17 Mar 2011

Pizza salad Swedish style

1 Comment Recipes, Typically Swedish

I think it’s pretty Swedish to eat pizza salad made out of cabbage with your pizza. Simon really likes it so I tried making my own a couple of months ago and it turned out really good. I made another batch today and thought I’d share the recipe with you all. Read more

26 Feb 2011

Negerbollar

5 Comments Recipes, Typically Swedish

Just whipped up a batch of classic Swedish chocolate balls, politically incorrect referred to as Negerbollar (literally Negro balls). Calling them Negro or Nigger balls might sound racist to say the least but the name for this pastry came about in the 60’s when there weren’t many black people living in Sweden and I guess Swedes thought they were a bit exotic. The name was officially changed to chocolate balls in the 70’s when people got more educated but the name is still in use in less formal circumstances and whether or not the word negerboll should be used has been a subject of debate in news papers and blogs. Read more

27 Jan 2011

Aussie Sausage Rolls – recept

No Comments Recipes, Typically Aussie

Trots avsaknaden av tips från er läsare (HÄR) gav jag mig på ett försök till att göra sausage rolls igår kväll. Googlade lite och gjorde en kombination av ett par olika recept. Jag tyckte själv att de blev rätt bra och var faktiskt mäkta stolt. Det ultimata testet var ju ändå när Simon skulle smaka dem när han kom hem från sitt Australia Day firande hos Stephen i Älmhult. Han första kommentar var att de såg ut som sausage rolls och det är ju alltid ett plus, dessutom fick de godkänt i smaktestet så jag tänkte jag skulle bjuda på receptet till denna Australiensiska nationalrätt. 🙂 Trots att de heter “korvrullar” har de inte mycket mer än kanske formen gemensamt med en korv. Read more

21 Dec 2010

Julbak 2010 – recept

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Det blev massa bakat i helgen. Förutom pepparkakshuset, som gjordes med en jättesmart mall jag fick i julpresent, blev allt från listan utom smörkolan tillagat och jag tänkte bjuda på recepten till denna sockerfest.

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04 Oct 2010

National Cinnamon Bun Day

3 Comments Recipes, Typically Swedish

Did you know that today, October 4th, it’s the National Cinnamon Bun Day? It might seem like a peculiar holiday but here in Sweden it’s pretty well known and appreciated. The day was founded back in 1999 to give attention to the cinnamon bun, a beloved icon of Swedish cuisine and in the Swedish culture.

Swedish Cinnamon buns are a bit different from example American cinnamon buns. We use cardamon in our dough and they are baked in a very hot oven for only a few minutes. This makes them light and fluffy with a nice brown surface without getting dry or overbaked. They’re also always baked in individual paper cups (a bit like lower muffin cups). Also Swedish buns are never glazed, they’re just covered with pearl sugar.

The kitchen is not finished enough for me to be able to bake any buns this afternoon but to celebrate the day I’ll give you a recipe for Swedish Cinnamon Buns instead. (The recipe is collected from Anne’s food.) Read more

11 Jul 2010

My new passion

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Just discovered how delicious it is to drink ice tea on a hot summer day. Didn’t use to like it but tried it again a couple of weeks ago to see if I changed my mind and I love it! Tried to make my own this weekend, it was super simple and tasted great.

You can make either with tea bags or with loose bulk tea. Here is the recipe I used:

  • 5 tbs of loose bulk tea or 3-4 teabags (I prefer a fresh tea and choose one with peach and mango flavour)
  • 1 liter boiling water
  • 0.5 dl powdered sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon
  1. Let the tea sit for a maximum of 5 minutes. Remove the tea, don’t squeeze out the last of the water it can give a bitter taste.
  2. Add the sugar and let cool down in room temperature.
  3. Add lemon juice and either serve directly or let it cool in the fridge, I prefer it to be real cool.
  4. Serve with lots of ice.