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

Apple beignets

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 reason I love to bake them is that they’re fail-safe and you can vary the fillings depending on season... Read More

Financiers with chocolate ganache

Well hi there my little french darling! A while ago I came across one for me completely new acquaintance – Financier with chocolate filling. A classic financier is often made in a fine, almost leaf-like shape, and then garnished with a little flaked almonds. But that is the classic version and although it is nice at a fika in a summer morning with a glass of elderberry juice, if always prefer this version. What I did (of course not without... Read More

Oatmeal cookies with raisins

Simplicity at it’s finest When it comes to fika, few things beat a beautiful mushy, fresh pastry with a lot of details that you assemble and serve immediately. But you can not just have a fika with cupcakes, brownies and cakes – it’s too much. You need something simple, something with crunch, something that can’t be confused with a small meal. There is also a special place in hell for the moments when an unexpected visitor... Read More