Swedish cardamom buns

Buns cardamom

Cinnamon Bun Day 2013 was celebrated without cinnamon but with the best bun. At one stage back in time I ended up – and don’t ask me how – in a discussion about which spice you absolutely couldn’t live without. The obvious choices came up, like vanilla, chili and someone who had had one Fernet [...]

Traditional Swedish rye bread

Swedish rye bread

Payback for those Sunday evenings on the bike When I was little, I did what many other young boys in need of a first extra income did – I handed out leaflets. Fortunately, my patch was a central area of Sala which mainly consisted of villas. The good thing with these was that you could [...]

Apple beignets

Beignets apple

Beignets, apple fritters, whatever you might call them – they’re wicked in any language How can I even begin to describe these little precious gems of friedness? Think of a small ball-shaped donut that you can eat lot’s of. Of course, the beignets origins from France and are probably what later evolved into donuts but the [...]

Carrot cake – finally we’re friends

carrot cake

We’ve come a long, long way my baby During those lazy years as a student at the university, when most of my time was spent at a café with a cigarette, a latte and a piece of pastry the carrot cake and I had a pretty crappy relationship. We were a bit like a Nicholas [...]

Banana cake – it doesn’t get any better than this

banana cake

A shout-out to my friends vanilla and nutmeg for a job well done! I am the typical banana consumer – standing there in the store with fingers awkwardly on a bag of organic yellow treats and I always think That will be nice in the filmjölk tomorrow morning. The morning after I come to my senses [...]

Sourdough bread with walnuts

Sourdough with walnuts recipe

Out of all the things one can add to sourdough bread, walnuts top my list First time I had a really delicious walnut bread coincided with my growing interest for baking. I was in London on a business trip and on my way from a meeting with my mind set on getting out of my [...]

The story about how phyllo ended an agonizing hunt for a dessert

phillo pistachios apple recipe

Expectations were high but time was running low Last night my old friend Urge For A Dessert was knocking on the door. I know I should have told him to go away, to force him out of the house and return to eat rolled oats with a pinch of cinnamon. It’s almost spring, the layers [...]

Macarons with blueberry ganache

macarons blueberry ganache

Now why haven’t I tried this combination before? 2011 was the year when every Swedish kitchen geek were obliged to offer macarons as soon as there were to be fika served. Two pods Livanto right down the Nespresso machine and a small macaron on the saucer next served with the obligatory story about how you’ve [...]

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