• Swedish semla

    The Swedish Semla – a cream puff

    I can’t think of anything more Swedish than a Swedish Semla. Or correction, Scandinavian, since they are available throughout Scandinavia. However, they go by a different name. This cream puff is an acquired taste. I don’t know anyone who kind of likes a Swedish semla. Either you like or you don’t. I love it. What’s not to like? It’s a wheat bun with cardamom filled with almond paste and whipped cream. Usually, you eat the Swedish Semla on Shrove Tuesday, and a few decades back bakeries were only allowed to sell them on Tuesdays until Easter. However, now you can pretty much get them just after Christmas and until Easter. There’s an abundance of…

  • saffron buns with almond paste and white chocolate

    Saffron buns with almond paste and white chocolate

    It’s the first of advent on Sunday and it’s officially Christmas season. In Sweden, it’s also saffron season. Saffron is big during Christmas season. It’s like the pumpkin spice during Thanksgiving. There will be a lot of different types of delicious pastry circulating with saffron in it. In fact, you can even buy small sachets of saffron even at the pharmacy. Especially when Lucia comes, Swedes have fika with saffron buns and a drink called julmust. It’s a fizzy drink that has a very distinctive taste. A little bit like cola, but not as sweet and a deeper taste. Normally, I don’t like fizzy drinks, however, I got a bottle from Søstrerne Grene, who sell Dufvenkrooks julmust…

  • Swedish gingerbread brownie

    Swedish gingerbread brownie

    The Swedish gingerbread brownie is almost like an institution in our home. I make different versions of it every year. The Swedish brownie is one of those things that we are taught to as kids in home economics class. You can buy it at almost every café and if you ever visit a Swedish home you are very likely to be served a Swedish brownie at some point. Despite the fact that it’s very common, it’s not as easy to make as one would think. It very easily gets dry. It needs to be sticky throughout the whole cake. I have failed miserably making this cake more times than I care to admit.…

  • Avocado chocolate mousse
    Efterrätt,  Glutenfritt

    Avocado chocolate mousse

    To be honest, when I first heard Avocado chocolate mousse, I was sceptical. I love, love, love chocolate, did I mention that I love chocolate? Anyway, I didn’t think there was an easy and healthy way around chocolate mousse. Turns out, I was wrong. This Avocado chocolate mousse is scrumptious. You can’t taste the avocado at all. This particular avocado that I used from Gram is even sweet. I have never heard of it before and I was very pleasantly surprised. It’s creamy, airy and has the perfect texture really. I didn’t want to add sugar to this, so I used dates as a sweetener, but really ripe bananas tend to also be…

  • Efterrätt

    Nice cream – served three different ways

    I’m noticing how my three o’clock dip pops up uninvited when I’m stressed. What’s the cure for this? Healthy nice cream of course! The reason I have been stressed, is because we are moving, renovating and everything at the same time. Also I don’t really like it when it’s a mess around me. I just had to create something healthy to snack on. Nice cream is really the best. I share with you my three best recipes. My absolute favourite is the peanut butter chocolate. Dare I say it, it’s better than real ice cream? It’s vegan and no added sugar. I think you should try it! [lt_recipe name=”Avocado Nice Cream” servings=”2″ prep_time=”6-8H” cook_time=”5M”…

  • american spirulina oat pancakes
    Efterrätt,  Frukost,  Sallader

    American spirulina oat pancakes

    American spirulina oat pancakes, how do you like the sound of that? I have been a big fan of spirulina for a long time, way before it even got trendy. I like that it’s healthy and I adore the beautiful colour. This green and blue superfood is an alga, and just as little as one tablespoon a day can have major health benefits for you. You can read more about here. Spirulina has been called the most nutritious food on the planet. So you can understand why I wanted to introduce it to my kids. Now my kids love sushi, but peel of the Noori, because they simply can’t eat seaweed. Selling algae for breakfast proved a…

  • white chocolate apple cake

    White chocolate apple cake

    I love dessert, especially anything with chocolate. I had to try out white chocolate apple cake. This combines two very typical types of desserts in Sweden. One is ”kladdkaka” which is like a sticky brownie, but flatter. The other one is ”skånsk äpplekaka” which is a typical apple cake that originates from where I live in Southern Sweden. Now anyone who has followed me for a while knows that I have a little balcony where I grow veggies and berries. However what I haven’t told you quite yet, is the fact that we recently bought a house. We haven’t moved in yet, but there is a garden. Now the garden is full of apple trees…

  • vegan brownies
    Efterrätt,  Glutenfritt

    Vegan brownies – made from black beans

    Have you heard of black bean vegan brownies? I have got to be honest with you, I have an absolute sweet tooth, and my weakness is delicious chocolate. I love anything with chocolate in it, well almost anyway. Black bean vegan brownies were not on the top of my list. But, I’m also very curious. What do they taste like? Turns out very deliciously. Now I could eat dessert all day long, but I recognize that it wouldn’t be very healthy in the long run. I never count calories and don’t restrictively, but I have important people in my life who does. For different reasons. Therefore I’m thinking, this is a win win, win for…

  • vegan banoffee pie

    A vegan no bake banoffee pie

    I love banoffee pie and I love experimenting! I wanted to see what I could make out of coconut milk and these delicious digestive crackers that I found over at A virtual vegan. You won’t be disappointed. She also has a funny discussion whether to call them biscuits or cookies. I, will, therefore, call them digestive crackers. You can, of course, buy them as well if you like. This banoffee pie tasted so good, you can triple the recipe from the beginning. I just made the pie in a little baking-tin, made for two. Well you know, just in case it wouldn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. I added a little…

  • Efterrätt,  mjuka kakor & bullar,  Sommar

    Citron och Nutella cupcakes

    Cupcakes, dessa små ljuvliga bakelser. Jag älskar dem alla dagar på året, och nationaldagen var inget undantag.Vårt lilla citronträd har börjat bära frukt och det var dags att skörda dem. Vi tänkte först fira dagen med kompisar ute i det fria och grilla lite. Men dessa stadsråttorna tyckte det var för blåsigt och lite för kallt. När det till och med är kallt på vår lilla oas, då är det inneaktiviteter som gäller. Det bådar just nu gott inför stundande sommar, ehmm.  Det finns lite olika instruktioner kring huruvuda man ska äta av ett nyinköpt träd eller inte. Citroner besprutas ganska hårt, hur pass hårt är olika från olika plantskolor. Det står oftast…