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 Branca too many suggested Fish spice (he was immediately disqualified). But nobody thought of cardamom. Forgotten in the heat of battle, it had been... Read More

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 scent of bratwursts from the bbq a little further up the hill. Or in a morning like today – summer but with a heavy rain pouring... Read More