Fika time

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Once upon a time I told my mom – I will always have home baked fika in my home! Well that’s not the case, even though I love to bake. (When I grew up my grandma always filled up the freezer with yummy stuff in my dads house, the best). So I had to bake last minute the day my mom arrived :) I made a sponge cake with vanilla cream in the middle. Nom nom! Please let me know if you want the recipe in English.

Sockerkaka med vaniljfyllning  

3ägg
3 dl socker

3dl mjöl
2tsk bakpulver
1dl kokande vatten

Vaniljkräm:
125g smör
1dl mjölk
4msk vaniljpulver

1. Vispa ägg och socker poröst
2. Blanda i mjöl, bakpulver ock kokande vatten
3. Smörj och ‘bröa’ en springform
4. Häll i smeten och grädda ca 40min 175 grader
5. Låt svalna och dela kakan
6. Lägg i smör, mjölk och vaniljsocker i en kastrull och koka upp
7. Häll vaniljkrämen på bottendelen och lägg på toppen
8. Strö över vaniljsocker
9. Ät och njut!

Smakar nästan ännu godare om den serveras kylskåpskall. Funkar perfekt som grund till en smarrig sommartårta – bara att spritsa grädde och tillsätta bär!

 

Quick salad

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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 :)

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I like this bowl from Ikea and…

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… and this big serving fork from Target.

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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

Havrebollar

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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.

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

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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.

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A sick Oliver was joining me.

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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

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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 Ica.se, så himla gott!!

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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

Saffranskladdkaka

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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!!

Saffranskladdkaka

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

Garnering
florsocker

Hallongrädde
3 dl vispgrädde
ca 1 dl hallon, frysta eller färska

GÖR SÅ HÄR

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

Nom nom nom

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Oh wow, delicious salmon with an Asian touch!! I don’t have an exact recipe but my friend Evelina inspired me the other day after her friend had made this for her :) However here are all ingredients. And if you don’t like cilantro (koriander), skip it. I really start to like that now, couldn’t stand it years ago!

Marinade –  fresh minced ginger, 1 garlic, chili flakes, juice from a lime, cilantro, salt, oil (i used sesame oil), soy sauce and a splash of water, let the salmon marinate over the night or at least for many hours. Cook it in the oven 325F/175C for about 30 min.

Salad–  mango, avocado, cucumber, spring leek (salladslök), jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, salt, oil.

Sauce– mix sour cream (creme fraiche) and Sriracha sauce and salt (the more Sriracha the more heat).

Happy weekend peeps!!

 

 

Happy Memorial Day

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Good morning! Outside breakfast smoothie with my bedheads (morgonrufs)! We woke up to a clear blue sky, stayed in bed for a long time since there is no school today, due to the holiday.  So nice! Oliver stayed in pajamas till 11am. Eddie-Bo needs to get dressed as soon he goes up from bed, pajamas are for babies… ok!!

Today’s smoothie is a mix of, milk (normally use almond milk), beet juice, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, the powder from a Juice plus capsule, and a little bit of agave syrup. Yum!! And all organic of course… :)

Happy Memorial Day peeps! We’ll spend the day at a country club, with pool and family fun activities!

A healthy snack

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Just bumped into this picture from the summer! A yummy and healthy fröknäcke/seed crisp bread that I bake in Sweden all the time, and for some reason never here in the States. Well, time to change that. Tomorrow! And it’s at least very healthy until I add butter and cheese :)

Recipe:

1 dl sesamfrö
1 dl pumpakärnor 
1
 dl solroskärnor 

1
 dl majsmjöl
1/2 dl hela linfrö
1/2 dl olivolja
2 dl kokande vatten
flingsalt

Mixa alla torra ingredienser, förutom flintsaltet, tillsätt oljan och vattnet, låt vila ca 15 min, bred ut på en plåt med bakplåtspapper, smidigast att trycka ut smeten med ett bakplåtspapper över, himla kladdigt annars, på med flingsalt och in i ugnen 150 C i ca 60 minuter! Så gott!!!

Recipe in English:

1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup corn flour
1/4 cup whole flax seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup hot boiled water
flake salt

Mix all the dry ingredients, except for the salt, add olive oil and water, let it rest for 15 minutes, use a tin plate with a sheet of parchment paper, press out the batter, a good tips is to take another sheet of parchment paper on top while you press out the batter with your hands, very sticky otherwise! Last, add flake salt and put it in the oven 300F for about 60 minutes. Yummy!!

Try it!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Kram// Xx Cissi

 

 

Monday lunch

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Crystal glass on a Monday. Why not? (From William Sonama). I use these glasses a lot. I have never understood why nice plates and glasses are only for special occasions. Mom and dad, what do you say about that?! ;)

Italian salad (I don’t have a recipe, but this is what I mixed:)

Prosciutto
Salami
Arugula (ruccola)
Tomatoes
Mozzarella
Red onion
Couscous
Pine nuts
Olive oil, salt & fresh black pepper

Then I mixed lots of pesto with some some sour cream (creme fraiche), salt and fresh black pepper. Yummy!!

Yep, that was today’s lunch. And dinner :)

 

 

 

A soup kind of day

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Potatis & Purjolöksoppa

4port.
1 st hackad purjolök
6st tärnade potatisar
8 dl vatten
1 st buljongtärning
2 msk finhackad persilja (hade jag ju inte hemma, men så gott ändå!)
1 dl creme fraiche
1 msk smör
salt & peppar
4 ägg

Fräs purjolöken i smöret i en kastrull, häll i vattnet, tillsätt den tärnade potatisen och buljongen, lite salt och peppar, och koka upp. Låt koka på svag värme ca 15min. Stäng av plattan och mixa allt med stavmixer. Blir den för tjock kan du späda med lite vatten. Blanda i persiljan och creme fraichen (jag struntade i det och la på en klick istället, me like) Du kan så klart strunta helt i creme fraichen.
Servera i en skål, lägg i ett kokt ägg, lite svart peppar och flingsalt på toppen. Mums!!

Snabbt och smidig, och det var kvällens middag i vårat hus!


Potato & Leek soup

(4 portions)
1 chopped leek
6 peeled and diced potatoes
3 1/2 cup water
1 cube boullion
2 tablespoon chopped parsley (I didn’t have that at home, super yummy anyway)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon butter
salt & black pepper 
4 boiled eggs (boil and peel)

Saute the leek in the butter in a large pot for a few minutes, add water, boullion, salt and black pepper, boil up, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15minutes (until the potatoes are soft). Turn of the heat and mix with a immersion blender.  If the soup is too thick you can add some water. Add parsley and the sour cream, you can either mix the soup with the sour cream or just add a teaspoon on top of the soup (i like it better that way) or just skip the sour cream.
Serve in a bowl, add a boiled egg, a little sour cream and last some flaked salt and fresh black pepper. Yum!!

Quick and easy lunch or dinner!!

That was today’s dinner in our house!!