• Ramson pesto

    Seriously, this is the best thing I’ve for the whole spring Call me patheticly romantical when it comes to everything from the fabuolous island of Gotland or maybe it’s just the spring arriving, but the first ramson always eagerly awaited and appreciated. There are lots of other places in Sweden where you can also pick […]

  • Rhubarb

    Rhubarb cordial with elderflower

    Rhubarb cordial taken to the next level So far it’s been a fantastic year for rhubarb. Lots of rain and just enough sunshine. Don’t think I’ve watered the little chaps more than a couple of times and they just keep growing. First up in the rhubarb indulgence was of course some pie with feta cheese, […]

  • Buns cardamom

    Swedish cardamom buns

    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 […]

  • Hello my beloved strawberry ice cream

    Now then, it’s proper summer It’s been a magnificently stressful week. After having sold our flat (when our neighbours sold theirs, there were some additional bidders and we just couldn’t resist) and gone house hunting a few months ago, we realised that time was running out. While waiting for our dream house to turn up, […]

  • Hot cocoa

    My best hot chocolate

    Let’s talk hot chocolate for a few minutes. I think I said it before, but I’ll say it again – there is nothing wrong with prefab hot cocoa like Swiss Miss when you’re in places like Sälen or any other ski-resort, smeared with sunblock like a movie from the 80’s and air is filled with the […]

Where am I? Will there be cake?

You found my collection of recipes that is a mirror of my Swedish original site Matgeek.se. With absolutely no professional background my kitchen is experiencing everything from traditional Swedish food to French pastries. Feedback is my drug of choice and if you have any ideas on things I should try, please don't hesitate to tell me!

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carrot cake

Carrot cake – finally we’re friends

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

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

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 with walnuts recipe

Sourdough bread with walnuts

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 […]

Cloudberry cupcakes – the kiss of Swedish autumn

Thank you nature for providing me with such a tasty goodness I’ve spent more than a week in Sälen, patiently waiting for the cloudberries to mature on the surrounding bogs. It’s absolutely stunning here this time of the year and for the most part of the day totally silent. No tourists to disturb the peace […]

Clementine Curd – the curdest of the curd

On the toast, to fill the cupcakes with or why not a mini-pie with clementine curd? I’ve heard so much talk about curd that I started comparing it to the sourdough bread curse. It’s like once you’ve tried it, there is no turning back. Honestly I thought curd was a bit like a mayonnaise but with fruit in. How wrong I was. A curd is juice of fruit that you mix with eggs and sugar and then heat […]

phillo pistachios apple recipe

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

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 blueberry ganache

Macarons with 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 […]

sourdough wheat apples

Sourdough with wheat and apples

The uncomplicated sourdough with sweetness from apples When adding flavour to my breads there are a couple of things I prefer – potatoes, olives, seeds, currants, or in this case apples. I find them quite interesting especially when baking bread because the different varieties all have their own personality. Some are sweet as sugar, while […]

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