fika

Recipe 15: Teaspoon cookies

Creative October is full on here but I felt like mixing up this month a bit with a new recipe. Well, not very new to be honest. It’s actually a classic recipe of cookies often served for Christmas in the north of Sweden, but I had never tried making them myself. Teaspoon cookies are, just [...]

13th October 2016

Recipe 14: Berry Pie – quick and simple

I know the title of the recipe says berry pie, but I went with what was available in the store this time. My version is a fruit and berry mix of peaches and blueberries, which turned out great. I found it really tasty and refreshing with a bit of acidic fruits since the dough in this pie recipe is [...]

18th August 2016

Recipe 12: Rhubarb crumble

This is a true Swedish classic. Rhubarb crumble is perfect to make right now when the rhubarb is rather “young” and not too woody. The crumble can be used for more or less any kind of berries or fruits that are in season. Fun fact – rhubarb is not a fruit, it’s a vegetable. [...]

23rd May 2016

Recipe 7 – Ice Dreams | Swedish coconut cookies

Dreams to die for… This week is really all about the baking. I decided to bake another classic, with a small twist. Drömmar (dreams) are a well known and beloved type of Swedish cookies. This version adds the “exotic” (oh well, for the time when this recipe was created at least) [...]

27th November 2015

Recipe 6 – Cut chocolate cookies

Chocolate cookies that are super simple and quick to bake Today I’m making a true Swedish classic. A straight translation of the name would be “chocolate cuts”, but I guess calling them cut chocolate cookies sounds better. They are so simple to make that even people who say they [...]

24th November 2015

Recipe 3 – Cardamom sponge cake with apples

Today it’s time for fika – the Swedish tradition of having something sweet with your coffee (or tea). A good reason to invite some friends over to drink huge amounts of coffee and talk for a few hours. Since it’s autumn and the apples are getting ripe I found it suiting to choose [...]

23rd October 2015