Swedish food

Recipe 13: Pasta sauce

Another recipe from the old cookbook from Småland. I guess this pasta sauce felt a bit “exotic” at the time since it contains corn, but today I guess it would pass as something to cook any day of the week. The rating I would give this one is a 3+. It’s OK, but nothing amazing [...]

9th June 2016

Recipe 10 – Quick and simple 4 ingredient meatloaf

Today it’s cooking time for lazy people again. I have no clue who “Hubbe” was, but he sure knew how to cook a delicious meatloaf dish with very simple means. I laughed a bit when seeing the ingredient onion soup powder in the recipe, but I quickly figured out that it’s [...]

22nd January 2016

Recipe 9 – Rimbobullar (Rimbo buns) with cinnamon

Rimbobullar belong to my absolute favorite Swedish pastries. They are quite simple to make, but take a bit of time since they need to rest for around two hours. Meanwhile you can do something else, just like the woman who invented them. The story goes that Ingrid Bohman in Rimbo was getting her [...]

18th December 2015

Jul crafting for a cozier house

Simple and quick jul decorations Finally the parts for the gingerbread house have been put together. The frosting came off on several parts. Too much sugar in the mix, which made it brittle. But it looks kind of cute anyway. When I build gingerbread houses I prefer to use caramelized sugar rather [...]

11th December 2015

Recipe 8 – Swedish gingerbread

In Sweden the 9th of December is the gingerbread day (pepparkakans dag) so if you wish to celebrate that, here is a good recipe to get started. This idea was create a few years ago by Annas, one of the largest manufacturers of gingerbread in Sweden. Apparently they’re making a limited edition [...]

4th December 2015

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 5 – Salmon rolls gourmet

These Salmon rolls are a quick and easy starter that anyone can make. They can be served directly after preparation, but I found that they taste even better if they are left in the fridge for a couple of hours. A nice starter with flavors taken from the traditional Swedish smorgasbord. Salmon rolls [...]

13th November 2015

Recipe 4 – Parsnip gratin

Today’s recipe is for people who enjoy parsnips. Not everyone likes this vegetable, and I can understand why. It hat quite a distinct flavor, but I definitely enjoy it. This recipe is a nice substitute for a potato gratin and would work very well together with any piece of meat or fish. I [...]

3rd 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

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