Banana Bread


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Banankaka, så satans god!! Recept kommer nedan, som jag tagit från Houseofphilia för länge sen! Tanken var att jag skulle göra en nyttig variant, men hade inte ingredienser hemma som matchade nåt recept, ja ja, det tar vi en annan dag!


3 ägg
2,5 dl socker (jag tog 1,5dl tycker det blev sött och gött ändå)
1 tsk vaniljsocker
1/2 tsk kanel
75 g smör
2 dl mjölk
2 mogna bananer
4 dl mjöl
1 tsk bakpulver
1/2 tsk bikarbonat  (…hade jag som gick ut 2014… men lärde mig att man kan ta dubbel mängd bakpulver istället. Så jag skippade bikarbonat och använde alltså 2tsk bakpulver totalt.)

Gör så här:

Sätt ugnen på 175 grader. Smält smöret och blanda i mjölken och mosade bananer. Vispa ägg, socker och vaniljsocker poröst. Rör ihop bananblandningen med äggsmeten. Blanda mjöl, kanel, bikarbonat och bakpulver och häll i. Smörj och bröda en sockerkaksform. Ställ in i nedre delen av ugnen och låt den stå inne i ca 50-55 minuter. Ha ett öga på kakan, blir den för mörk för tidigt -täck med folie.

Denna kaka bakade jag idag och tänkte att mina sjuklingar skulle gilla. Men nepp, det gjorde dom inte!! Gaaa! Imorrn ska jag berätta mer om vår dag, nej den va inte alls lika mysig som gårdagen :) Kram


Yummy Banana cake! A recipe I took long time ago from this Swedish blog HouseOfPhilia. My plan was to bake a healthy banana cake today, but I didn’t have ingredients at home that were matching any of the recipes I found. Oh well. I’ll save that for another day.

Banana Cake
3 eggs
3/4 cups sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter (3/4 of a stick)
1 cup milk or buttermilk (a little bit less then 1 full cup)
2 bananas
1 3/4 flour
2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt butter, add the milk and mashed bananas. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar for 30 sec or till it’s fluffy, and mix with the rest. Add flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Grease a form and add some bread crumbs or flour. Pour the batter and bake in the oven on the lowest shelf for 50-55min. Keep an eye on the cake, cover with foil if the top or edges are getting too dark.

So I baked this cake today for my sick kiddos. But they didn’t like it. Gaaa. Will tell you more about our day tomorrow. It was not as cosy as yesterday :) 




Time for Apple pie


Igår bjöd jag några fina vänner på äppelpaj! Detta recept är en favorit och har varit med i bloggen förut, men tål att upprepas ;)

Galet god äppelpaj  (Scroll down for English)

Skala och dela ca 4 äpplen, lägg i en smörad form och strö över lite socker och massa kardemumma (eller kanel)
2-3 dl socker
3 dl mjöl
3tsk bakpulver
3tsk vaniljsocker
2 ägg
75g smält smör

Blanda väl och lägg degen över äpplena, smält lite extra smör och häll över degen, grädda i ugnen 18-20min 200-225c. Jag gillar när ytan är krispig och fått lite färg, men den är fortfarande kladdig under. Servera med vaniljsås eller vaniljglass. Mums!!!


Yesterday I baked this pie for some lovely friends. This recipe has made the blog before, but it’s worth a repeat ;)

Yummy Apple Pie

Peel and cut about 4 apples, put in a buttered form and mix around with some sugar and cardamom (or cinnamon)
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder 
3 tsp vanilla sugar 
2 eggs
3 ounce melted butter (melt 1 ounce more for till the end)

Add the batter over the apples, pour the rest of the melted butter on top, bake in the owen 18-20min 440F. I like when the top is crispy but the inside is still sticky. Serve with vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!!

Love this youtube clip!! We Swedes love our fika!




Banana pancakes


My plan to make banana pancakes for breakfast yesterday, turned in to our lunch instead! Because while I got stuck in bed for awhile watching a bit of Notting Hill (never get tired of that movie!!) the kids made their own breakfast, oops hehe. Can’t believe how big they are!!

Banana pancakes:

2 Bananas
4 Eggs
1tsp Vanilla powder
A little bit of salt
Cinnamon or cardamom (if you like)

Mix all ingredients and fry in coconut oil! Serve with fresh berries. I added some powdered sugar for the look – blog friendly :) Quick, easy and healthy!



Summer lunch


Welcome June!! This was yesterdays’s lunch in the hot weather- Mixed greens with lots of avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, red onion, pine nuts, olive oil, salt and pepper – served with grilled chicken, pesto and buffalo mozzarella. Yum, a perfect summer lunch!


Now it’s time to clean up the kitchen after a late Saturday breakfast. Birmingham Fair (tivoli) is next on our schedule and the boys are excited! Oliver is done with school so he’s now in Summer break!! I still remember that feeling, the best. Eddie-Bo has two more weeks to go and after that we’ll spend the summer in Sweden, like every summer!

♥ I’m still overwhelmed by all love and support from you all. I received a lot of questions too, that I hope I can answer soon when I have time to sit down ♥

I wish you a good weekend!
Kram//Xx Cissi



Quick salad


Tonight’s dinner – Salad, with baby spinach, arugula, tomatoes, mozzarella, leek, sugar peas, cucumber and walnuts, with some olive oil, salt and black pepper on the top. Quick and easy! Don’t think I’m this healthy all the time. I ate pizza for lunch :)


I like this bowl from Ikea and…


… and this big serving fork from Target.


Also like this big boy like crazy, that came by to check the outdoor fridge while we ate our salad on the steps. What a beautiful day it has been!! So nice to end the day out here after another sporty day. Hockey game for Eddie-Bo and soccer game for Oliver!

The bed is now calling and a few episodes of The Crown. Well needed after a fun and late night out yesterday. The dance show was amazing!!

Kram//Xx Cissi

Mattsson macka!


Mattsson macka – ‘Toast Mattsson’ goes all the way back to the the 80’s :) It was one of my dad’s best friends, Kjell Mattsson, that introduced me to these a millon years ago. Only ‘wrong’ here, I could only find red fish row in the stores near me, it looks so much better with the black one :)

You only need – toasts, sour creme, shrimps, red onion and fish row on the top. No cooking needed, and everyone makes there own toasts!

Du behöver endast – rostade mackor, creme fraîche, räkor, rödlök, stenbitsrom.


From one of the nights when half of Sweden were here. It’s super quick and easy and absolutely delicious, well if you like shrimp. A little bit messy with the peeling but whatever. Here in Us I get the shrimps, and the black fish row (in a glass jar), at Ikea. In Sweden you can buy these types of shrimps in all grocery stores or from the fish truck. The very best, the fresh ones on the west coast, oh my!!


That was today’s little tip if you are a shrimp lover!

Happy Valentine’s Day



Happy Valentine’s Day my sweet followers. We have been munching on these Valentine’s ‘Semlor’. I didn’t eat any Semla yesterday on Fat Tuesday… and that’s not ok. Normally I bake my own ones, but these are from the Swedish cafe ‘Svenska’, located on Maple St in Birmingham. Yum!

Right now – Home made pizza in the making, so that will be our dinner tonight!

Kram//Xx Cissi



Today I’ve been baking delicious Havrebollar//Oatballs! (I’ll update with recipe in English tomorrow) They look like chocolate balls, but are different in the taste.


So fluffy and so good. And my nails are ready for Mexico!!


Hubby came home and found me right here -Ehh what are you doing?? Me -Having a fika :) (fika= Swedish word for when you eat something sweet) Well, I thought it was a good place to take photos.


A sick Oliver was joining me.


These oatballs were my pre workout snack today, haha! I love to eat and I love to work out. A good combo!

Tonight’s dinner



Dan Dan Noodles (4 port)  (scroll down for English)

  • 1 msk riven färsk ingefära
  • 2 vitlöksklyftor
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsk sambal oelek
  • 3 msk japansk soja
  • 1 dl jordnötssmör
  • 1 tsk strösocker
  • 1/2 purjolök
  • 4 port risnudlar
  • 250 g körsbärstomater
  • 250 g champinjoner
  • 250 g sojabönor/edamame
  • 1 msk olja
  • 65 g babyspenat
  1. Dressing: skala och riv ingefäran, pressa i vitlök och lime, blanda i sambal oelek, soja, jordnötssmör, socker och i med finstrimlad purjolök.
  2. Koka nudlarna.
  3. Dela tomaterna.
  4. Dela champinjonerna och fräs med tinade sojabönor i oljan.
  5. Blanda i dressingen och nudlarna, och sist i med tomaterna och spenaten. Servera varm el kall, med lite flingsalt på toppen!
    Receptet hittade jag på, så himla gott!!


Dan Dan Noodles (4 portions)

  • 1 tbls fresh shredded ginger
  • 2 garlic coves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek
  • 3 tbls Japanese soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 leek
  • 4 portions rice noodles
  • 1/2 lbs cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lbs mushrooms
  • 1/2 lbs soy beans/edamame
  • 1 tbls oil
  • 2-3 oz baby spinach
  1. Dressing: peel and shred the ginger, crush the garlic (shred or use a garlic press) squeeze the lime, add sambal oelek, soy sauce, peanut butter, sugar, chop the leek and mix all this in a bowl.
  2. Cook the noodles.
  3. Chop the tomatoes.
  4. Chop the mushrooms and stir fry with the edamame in the oil. (defrost the edamame first)
  5. Turn off the heat and add the dressing and noodles in the fry pan, add the tomatoes and spinach. Serve warm or cold, and finish up with some flake salt. If you want more heat to it, just add some more sambal oelek. Yum, enjoy!

Kram// Xx Cissi




Saffron chocolate cake in the making! This cake is a favorite and is worth a repost from last year!

Saffron chocolate cake, recipe in English here, 350F and not 2 cups of sugar, correct amount is 85% of 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup of flour, oh man I wish we could have the same system :)!

Recept från bästa Lindas bakskola, dreglar varje gång hon postar på instagram!!


100 g vit choklad (kan uteslutas, men ger en extra god smak)
150 g smör
1 påse saffran 0,5 g
3 ägg
2 dl strösocker
½ krm salt
1 ¾ dl vetemjöl

1 krm kardemummakärnor, mortlade


3 dl vispgrädde
ca 1 dl hallon, frysta eller färska


1. Sätt ugnen på 180 grader. Bryt chokladen i bitar och smält smöret i en kastrull. Ta bort kastrullen från värmen och låt chokladen smälta i smöret. Tillsätt resten av ingredienserna (förutom kardemumman) i kastrullen och blanda ihop allt till en slät smet.

2. Häll smeten i en smord och bröad (bröa formen med riven kokos eller ströbröd) eller bakplåtspappersklädd form, 23–24 cm i diameter, med löstagbar kant.

3. Strö kardemumman över smeten i formen.

4. Grädda kakan mitt i ugnen i 22–25 min beroende på hur kladdig du vill ha den. Låt den svalna i formen och ställ sen i kylen, godast att äta kall! Pudra ev. kakan med florsocker före servering. Servera med lättvispad grädde, ev blandad med hallon! Så gott!!

Kram//Xx Cissi