APPLE HARVEST CAKE w/ CARDAMOM AND LEMON

Oh well Hello there! It really feels like its been ages since I sat down to write a new recipe. You can probably guess what’s been keeping me away from my computer. Exams. The past few weeks have been the dreaded pre-exam weeks where I go into zombie-mode in my PJ-bottoms just flipping pages after…

BLACK FOREST BROWNIE

Someone asked me how it felt to know that a lot of strangers read my blog, people I’ve never met in real life and I can’t say I had a good answer to that question. Firstly, all of you leave such sweet comments that make my day every time (can’t really have  bad day anymore) so I…

SWEDISH SUNSHINE BUNS

This summer have just flown by so fast. All those days I marked in my calendar in the beginning of June – The weekend in Gothenburg, the last day at work (for the second time) and our trip to Belgium are just moments away now. I’ts been a good one so far I would say. I’ve…

NO BAKE STRAWBERRY/ ELDERFLOWER FROZEN CHEESECAKE

I’ve started my morning with watching/laughing at all the cyclists that are doing ‘Vätternrundan’ (pronounced vet-turn-rund-an) today in the pouring rain. They ride by just outside our window. Vätternrundan is the one of the largest bicycle-races in the world – it’s 300 km long around the shoreline of Lake Vättern and actually have no winners….

SWEDISH KLADDKAKA w/ LEMON AND BEURRE NOISETTE

It have been the most amazing weather here the last week, 17 degrees and sunny. And also, yesterday was a bank holiday (or as we call them – red day) so the weekend suddenly felt twice as long. I spent most of my day off in my garden, planting and sunbathing. Somehow I managed to get…

SWEDISH CHOCOLATE-RASPBERRY BISKVIER

Finally Friyay! I woke up feeling so tired today. We celebrated a birthday yesterday at a local pub and then ended the night with birthday-cake and coffee. And that coffee, it never bothers me to drink coffee late, its just something you get used to when working late nights in a kitchen. But, this was probably the strongest…

SHROVE TUESDAY – THE SWEDISH SEMLOR

So, today its once again one strange Swedish tradition to celebrate; Shrove Tuesday! Or as we swedes call it; Fettisdagen. For some of you this day is actually known for eating pancakes, or as the “international pancake day”. But here in Sweden (and in most scandinavian countries, we eat a semla instead). This wonderful cream…

LOVE-YUMMIES or KÄRLEKSMUMS

So, were almost done with January. Its been a great month for me – I guess having some time off is great but I believe I feel better when having some daily routines. I’ve really gotten into yoga (once again) and I really can’t understand why I stopped. It makes a lot of difference in how…

PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE STARS

Today it’s the coldest day so far this year, about -16 degrees to be exact. That means a really cold nose as soon you step outside, but the air is incredible crisp and the sun is shining so I can’t really complain. So, this recipe is a good one; its a cross between a brownie and a cookie…

SWEDISH VACCUM-CLEANERS

This is the Swedish retro-cake ‘Dammsugare’ or Vacuum-cleaners in English, and they have got their name from the tube-shaped vacuum cleaners used in the 1960s and the fact that they historically were used to use up old and dry cakes “to vacuum them up…” . Despite their doubtful history they are a real treat, sweet…