• Financiers

    Financiers with chocolate ganache

    Hi there my petite french friends! A while ago I made a new acquaintance – Financiers with chocolate filling. Simple yet decadent, exactly the way I love it! A classic financier is often baked in a leaf-like shape tin, and then garnished with flaked almonds. For this recipe, since I needed a cavity in which […]

  • 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, […]

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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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Swedish rye bread

Traditional 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 […]

Rhubarb

Rhubarb lemonade

It just ain’t summer without it Swedish rhubarb season marks the start of our summer and it’s the first thing we can harvest when the snow is finally gone. To understand exactly how much we love our rhubarb have a look at this Google Trends-chart. It’s like we think of nothing but rhubarb from the […]

Banana slices

Never throw away a banana again

I wish someone had told me this years ago We always have bananas at home. Is it not to have as a snack, complement to a quick breakfast or to mash into a cake we make tons of smoothies. But no matter how many we eat, almost every week there is at least one that […]

Cheesecake mini

Mini cheesecake with raspberries

Hooray for simple desserts that are anything but simple in taste! This recipe was supposed to be posted in advance of Walpurgis Day (the day when 30.000 students in Uppsala parties like it was the end of days while the rest of us reminisce the good old days and have the first BBQ for the season), but […]

Beignets apple

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 […]

Tarragon vinegar

Homemade tarragon vinegar

The bbq-season is saved! This is so trivial that for a while I was wondering if it was even worth writing about. Maybe I should have a column on one side only for things that I absolutely must tell you, for that needs to be said and no longer can be contained inside my head? […]

Smoothie spinach pineapple

Smoothie with spinach and pineapple

For that necessary kickstart in the morning Smoothies play a crucial role in my well-being. The classic is a handful of frozen raspberries, a few strawberries, greek yogurt, a splash of juice, a banana and a little honey. Blend and devour. But when spring arrives I have a tradition of trying to resuscitate my body […]

Financiers recipe

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 […]