• vegan pineapple pie
    Efterrätter,  Vegan,  Vegetariskt

    Vegan pineapple pie

    I have been cooking a lot of exotic food lately and thus the vegan pineapple pie was born. I love pineapple and to me, there’s nothing as exotic as a pineapple. It makes me think of sunny endless days, good vibes and sunkissed skin. The exact opposite of what’s going on in Sweden at the moment. Although to be fair, I have never seen a pineapple tree grow in Scandinavia.Anyway, wanted to make something to be reminded of everything that’s good in life. And at the moment the grocery shops are filled with beautiful pineapples. Therefore, I decided to make a vegan pineapple pie, to suit everyone’s needs. As you may…

  • petit-choux-semla

    Petit choux Semla – the perfect cream puff

    The day of the Petit Choux semla has finally arrived! It’s the official Semmel day in Sweden today. I love these little creamy delights. When I was a kid, now no judgment, I was little. I ate so many of them I got really sick. I couldn’t eat a Semla for what it felt like ages. However, I now make up for lost time. I love traditional Semla too. But this little Petit choux Semla is pure perfection. It takes a lot less time to do than the traditional one. They are also perfect in size. Just a little mouthful. It’s difficult to eat only one, I promise. Petit choux are…

  • 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…

  • The best chocolate cake

    Devil’s chocolate cake – sinfully delicious

    I’m daring and so is this chocolate cake. I’m going to dare say it, it’s the best chocolate cake you’ll ever make. I made it many times over the years and every time I make it it’s pure perfection. It’s adapted from the Eisenman sister’s cookbook – Two sister’s sweet. It was my very first cookbook and really at that time no one else was writing about the decadent desserts in America. The best chocolate cake also goes by another name, Devil’s chocolate cake. Like with so many other soft cakes the trick is to keep the cake moist. How does one best do that? With love, butter and timing. There…

  • Swedish gingerbread cookies

    Swedish gingerbread cookies

    How about some Swedish gingerbread cookies today? I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the “normal” gingerbread. My kids love them though. And you can buy them in almost any store come October. Like with anything else you can get them in various sizes and in varying quality. If you don’t want to make your own dough, you can get that too. The Swedish gingerbread cookie is the Christmas equivalent of the American chocolate chip cookie. Swedish gingerbread cookies These Swedish gingerbread cookies were born out of a batch caramels that went very wrong. They tasted good while making them. However, once they hardened they became jawbreakers, literally.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Avocado chocolate mousse
    Efterrätter,  Gluten free,  Vegan

    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…

  • Efterrätter,  Vegan

    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”…

  • american spirulina oat pancakes
    Efterrätter,  Frukost,  Sallad & Smått,  Vegetariskt

    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…