Swedish Christmas

Would you like to open your Christmas presents the day before? Celebrate Swedish Christmas instead. In Sweden we have Christmas dinner and lunch the 24th, and then we open the Christmas gifts in the evening normally. Swedish Christmas food You find cured salmon, meatballs, small sausages, Christmas ham, Christmas bread, herring and much more a…

Home made hot chocolate

This is how you make a really good cup of hot chocolate!  INGREDIENTS Some nice chocolate Milk Cream if you want to add it on top INSTRUCTIONS Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces with a knife, or use some nice quality chocolate chips. Add the chocolate pieces into a micro and heat them up so…

Saffron pannacotta

It sure tastes if Christmas when you have a saffron panna cotta. It is easy to make, and it is possible to make the saffron panna cotta the day before. Served with a little chocolate on top, or with saffron glass, nuts, crushed gingerbread or a little jam. Or eat it as it is, because…

Cauliflower soup with butter

For a long time I did not like cauliflower, but today I love the taste of cauliflower which is often a little nutty when roasted. This cauliflower soup is made with butter, and is wonderfully creamy. Because you actually do not need cream when making a creamy soup, butter works just as well. Of course,…

Saffron and almond paste cake

225 grams of butter2 1/4 dl granulated sugar3 eggs0.5 grams saffron2/3 dl milk4.5 dl wheat flour1.5 teaspoons vanilla powder1.5 teaspoons baking powder200 grams of coarsely grated almond paste, This is how you can make your own almond paste Instructions Preheat the oven to 200 C.Grease and toast an optional baking tin.Mix the saffron with the…

Swedish Christmas bread

In Sweden we call it vörtbröd, the bread is made with some beer, dark bread syrup and herbs. It taste really good together with some cheese, ham or some nice jam. Here’s the Christmas bread recipe; Makes two breads: 50 g of fresh yeast 3 dl Porter (Stout) 2.5 dl dark beer 50 g butter…

Chocolate cupcakes with brown sugar

Wonderful flavors in these chocolate cupcakes made with brown sugar and an absolutely wonderful chocolate frosting. If you do not want to eat them all right away, keep your chocolate cupcakes in the fridge. A good tip for spreading joy is to share it with the neighbors, they are always happy about something freshly baked!…

Gingerbread recipe

Here is a great recipe for gingerbreads, a must every Christmas in Sweden at least! And preferably with some royal icing on top! INGREDIENTS GINGERBREAD 250 gram butter 4 dl sugar 2 dl golden syrup (in sweden we use ljus sirap, it is like Lloyd’s golden syrup, or treacle) 1 tablespoon bicarbonate 2 tablespoons ground…

Saffron buns, or lussebullar as we say in Sweden

In Sweden we bake them, and eat them around Lucia the 13th of December. But we have actually eaten those saffron buns since the 17th Century. And during the 19th century they become a must when we celebrated Lucia. This is a great recipe for baking saffron buns or as we also call them saffron cats…..

Anise chicken

This is a very tasty Chinese dish that my chinese ayi taught me to cook a long time ago back in Shanghai. And I always cook it for our Chinese New Years celebrations. You need the following: 4 chicken filets 4 table spoons cornstarch 8 Star anise 2 egg whites 5-6 table spoons Soy sauce…