Happy Valentine’s Day – Glad Alla Hjärtans Dag

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As of tomorrow, the blog will return to its normal self! Here’s one last heart post, for the non chocolate-lover!

Recipe / Recept 

30 g of instant yeast / 50 g jäst

2 cups of whole milk / 5 dl röd mjölk

0.4 cups of sugar / 1 dl socker

 3.5 ounces of butter / 100 g smör

 1/2 of teaspoon salt / 1/2 tsk salt

2 teaspoons of cardamom  / 2 tsk kardemumma

about 4-5 cups of flour / 10-12 dl vetemjöl

Filling / Fyllning

Butter / Smör

Cinnamon / Kanel

Cardamom / Kardemumma

Sugar / Socker 

1 egg / 1 ägg

1. Heat the milk until body temperature. / Värm mjölken till rumstemperatur.

2. Pour the milk over the yeast and resolve. / Häll mjölken över smulad jäst och låt lösas upp.

3. Add sugar, butter, salt and cardamom. / Tillsätt socker, smör, salt och kardemumma.

4. Add the flour, bit by bit. / Tillsätt mjölet, lite i taget, du kan använda degkrokarna på vispen.

5. When the dough just releases from the edges, stop adding flour. / När degen precis lossnar från kanterna räcker det med mjöl.

6. Let rise for 30 min under a kitchen towel. / Låt jäsa i 30 min under en kökshandduk.

7. Roll the dough out thinly, 1/3 at a time. / Kavla ut degen tunt, 1/3 i taget.

8. Spread the dough with butter, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. / Bred på smör, kanel, kardemumma och socker.

9. Fold the dough. / Vik degen.

10. Cut thin strips of the dough. / Skär tunna strimlor av degen.

11. Twist the dough. / Vrid strimlorna.

12. Shape hearts. / Forma till hjärtan.

13. Let rise for another 30 min under a kitchen towel. / Låt jäsa ytterligare 30 min under en duk.

14. Heat the oven t0 480 F. / Sätt ugnen på 250 grader.

15. Beat the egg slightly. / Vispa ägget med en gaffel.

16. Brush the egg on the hearts and sprinkle with pearl sugar. / Pensla på ägget på hjärtbullarna och strö på pärlsocker.

17. Bake for about 8-10 min, or until golden. / Grädda i ca 8-10 min eller tills bullarna är gyllene.

18. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

19. Done! / Klart!

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Throwback Thursday: Double Chocolate Cupcakes / Choklad Cupcakes med Choklad Frosting

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I’m reposting this recipe today because I remember how good these cupcakes were, as well as it is one of the posts that made it onto food gawker ( ❤ ). Enjoy!

Recipe / Recept

1/2 cup butter / 115 g smör

2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate / 50 g choklad

1/2 cup cacao powder / 1.25 dl kakao

3/4 cup all-purpose flour / 1.8 dl mjöl

1/2 teaspoon baking soda / 1/2 tsk bikarbonat

3/4 teaspoon baking powder / 3/4 tsk bakpulver

1/4 teaspoon salt / 1/4 tsk salt

2 large eggs / 2 ägg

1/2 cup sugar / 1.25 dl socker

1/4 cup light brown sugar / 0.6 dl muskavado socker

1 teaspoon vanilla extract / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

1/2 cup milk / 1.25 dl mjölk

2 tsp of lemon juice / 2 tsk citronsaft 

Frosting / Frosting

1 stick of butter / 115 g smör 

1.5 cups of icing sugar / 3 dl florsocker

1/4 cup of cocoa powder /0.6 dl kakao

1 tsp vanilla extract / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

1.5 tbsp of creme cheese / 1.5 msk creme cheese

3 tbsp of half and half / 1.5 msk mjölk / 1.5 msk grädde

1. Preheat the oven to 350. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

2. Prepare a muffin thin. Mix the milk with the lemon juice. / Förbered en muffin plåt. Blanda mjölken med citronsaften.

3. Melt butter and chocolate together. / Smält smör och choklad tillsammans.

4. Whisk the eggs with the sugars. / Vispa ägget med socker.

5. Add all other ingredients. / Tillsätt alla andra ingredienser.

6. Distribute to 12 muffins. / Fördela till 12 muffins.

7. Bake for about 18 min, or until not sticky when putting a toothpick in. / Grädda i ca 18 min, eller tills en potatissticka inte längre är kladdig.

9. Let cool completely. / Låt svalna helt.

10. Mix the butter with the sugar for the frosting. / Vispa smöret med sockret.

11. Add cocoa powder and vanilla extract. / Tillsätt kakao och vaniljsocker.

12. Add the creme cheese. Keep whisking. / Tillsätt creme cheese. Fortsätt vispa.

13. Pour in the half and half. / Tillsätt mjölk och grädde.

14. Whisk a little more. / Vispa lite till.

15. Frost the cupcakes. / Spritsa cupcakesen.

16. Done! / Klart!

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Chocolate Mousse Cake Pops – Chokladmousse Cake Pops

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I’ve once made cake-pops before, but then I took the easy route with store-bought frosting and pre made cake (yes, it happens 🙂 ). This time, I had made a cake to make mini heart shaped chocolate cookies, but the cake turned out strange in its consistency and I ended up debating to throw it. Then I remembered that I had heart shaped bang molds and chocolate mousse in the frige, so i crumbed the cake up, mixed in the chocolate mousse and after a couple of hours in the fridge, I chocolate dipped the hearts and my cake pops were done!

Recipe / Recept 

3 eggs / 3 ägg 

1 cup of sugar / 2.5 dl socker

2.6 ounces of butter / 75 g smör 

1.4 cups of flour / 3 dl mjöl 

1.5 tsp of baking powder / 1.5 tsk bakpulver

0.3 cups of water / 3/4 dl vatten

3 tbsp of cacao powder / 3 msk kakao 

Chocolate Mousse (This is more than you need, so there will be plenty of leftovers) / Choklad mousse (Det här blir mer än du behöver, så kommer finnas en del kvar)

2 cups of heavy cream / 5 dl grädde 

200 g dark chocolate / 200 g mörk choklad 

1 egg yolk / 1 ägg gula 

Other things needed / Övriga saker

Chocolate for coating / Choklad för doppning

Sprinkles / Strössel

Cake pop sticks / Cake pop pinnar

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1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

2. Spray a baking mold with non stick spray. / Smöra och bröa en form.

3. Whisk eggs and sugar fluffy. / Vispa ägg och socker fluffigt.

4. Melt the butter. / Smält smöret.

5. Add in butter, flour, vanilla and baking powder to the sugar and egg. / Blanda i smör, mjöl, vaniljsocker och bakpulver i ägget och sockret.

6. Divide the batter in 2 parts. / Dela smeten i två.

7. Mix one with cacao. / Blanda i kakao i den ena.

8. Add in the chocolate chips, white once in the vanilla batter, and dark in the chocolate batter. / Lägg i chokladen, vit i vaniljsmeten och mörk i chokladsmeten.

9. Layer the cake batters in the mold with milk chocolate in between. / Lägg i smeten i lager i formen.

10. Bake for about 35 min. / Grädda i ca 35 min.

11. Whisk the cream until it has a quite thick consistency. / Vispa grädden hårt.

12. Carefully melt the chocolate, remove from heat and add in the egg yolk. / Smält chokladen försiktigt, ta bort från värmen och rör i ägg gulan.

13.  While whisking, add in the chocolate to the cream. / Vispa i chokladen i grädden.

14. Put in the fridge for about 1 hour (preferably more). / Ställ i kylen i ca 1 timme (helst mer).

15. Let the cake cool and make crumbs in a bowl. / Låt kakan svalna och mosa den i en skål.

16. Mix in about 1/2 cup of chocolate mousse (or more depending on consistency). / Blanda i ca 1.5 dl choklad mousse (eller mer beroende på konsistens).

17. Roll balls or divide into molds. / Rulla kulor eller lägg i formar.

18. Freeze for 20 min. / Frys i 20 min.

19. Put in the sticks in the cake pops. / Sätt i pinnarna i cake popsen.

20. Melt chocolate and dip the cake pops. / Smält chokladen och doppa cake popsen.

21. Sprinkle with sprinkles. / Strö på strössel.

20. Done! / Klart!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tryfflar

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Raw cookie dough might be one of the best things in the world. The traditional Swedish cookie dough does not contain eggs, even though the US cookie dough does. They’re both good in different ways – but the true chocolate chip cookie dough is hard to beat.These are deliciously sweet and will fulfill your cookie dough craving in a second! They’re super easy to make as well and does not contain any eggs! A must try for tonight :). ( Recipe adjusted from here)

Recipe (Makes about 17) / Recept (Ca 17 stycken)

1/2 stick of butter / 55 gram smör

1/8 cup of sugar /  0.3 dl socker

1/4 cup of brown sugar / 0.6 dl muscovado socker

0.25 tsp of vanilla / 0.25 tsk vaniljsocker

1 tbsp milk / 1 msk mjölk

0.6 cups of flour / 1.5 dl mjöl

a pinch of salt / en nypa salt

a hand full of chocolate chips + 2 hand fulls for melting / en näve chocolate chips + två nävar att smälta

1.Mix sugars at butter together. / Vispa socker och smör.

2. Mix in flour, vanilla, milk and salt. / Blanda i mjölk, vaniljsocker, mjöl och salt.

3. Fold in a hand full of chocolate chips. / Blanda i en näve chocolate chips.

4. Roll balls with about 1 tsp of dough. / Rulla bollar av ca en tsk deg.

5. Freeze for 10 min. / Frys i 10 min.

6. Melt the rest of the chocolate. / Smält resten av chokladen.

7. Coat the chocolate chip balls in the chocolate. / Täck bollarna i chokladen.

8. Sprinkle over garnish of your choice, if desired. / Strö på garnering, om du vill.

9. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

10. Done! / Klart!

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Chocolate Cookies with Hidden Marshmallows – Chokladkakor med Gömda Marshmallows

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This recipe just completely slipped my mind! Made these sweet cookies together with my brother’s girlfriend (and my dear friend) Alexandra, this summer! These cookies comes from one of Sweden’s biggest food bloggers Jenny’s blog (recipe here). These cookies could be varied in eternity by just substituting the marshmallows for something else of your choice! The cookies are easy to make, and soft on the outside (which I really like). They are on the sweet side – so if you don’t want that, reduce the amount of sugar. I would recommend keeping the sugar coating though – just because it looks so adorable!

Recipe / Recept 

120 g of butter / 120 g smör 

0.4 cups of brown sugar / 1 dl farinsocker 

2 cups of flour / 5 dl vetemjöl 

0.6 cups of cacao powder / 1.5 dl kakao

1 tsp of baking soda / 1 tsk bikarbonat 

1 tsp of salt / 1 tsk salt 

0.8 cups of sugar / 2 dl socker 

2 eggs / 2 ägg

1 tsp of corn syrup / 1 tsk sirap 

Filling / Fyllning 

Marshmallows / Marshmallows 

Cane sugar / Strösocker 

1.Preheat the oven to 390 F. / Sätt ugnen på 200 grader.

2. Mix together sugars and butter. / Vispa ihop ägg och smör.

3. Add in flour and cacao powder. / Blanda i mjöl och kakao.

4. Add in the eggs. / Blanda i äggen.

5. Add the syrup. / Blanda i sirapen.

6. Cut the marshmallows in smaller pieces. / Klipp marshmallown i mindre bitar.

7. Create small balls with the marshmallow piece in the middle, it should be completely covered. / Rulla små bollar med marshmallown i mitten, den ska vara helt täckt.

8. Roll in cane sugar. / Rulla i strösocker.

9. Bake for about 5-7 min, until they’re just a little cracked at the top. / Grädda i ca 5-7 min, eller tills de precis spruckit något på toppen.

10. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

11. Done! / Klart!

P.S – they’re even more delicious kept in the freezer! / Dom är ännu godare om de kommer direkt ur frysen!

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Rose Water Cake with Berry Yoghurt Frosting – Rosenvatten Kaka med Yoghurt och Bär Frosting

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Since I bought the rose water in the store, I got a slight obsession with it…. I know that some people have a really hard time liking the taste – and it is quite special. Although, I feel like it has a luxurious feeling too it – it’s not something you would eat everyday. To bake with rose water was really fun, because the consistency of the cake came out super smooth! It’s hard to explain, but it was something that I hadn’t been able to accomplish before. On top of the cake, I made a berry and greek yoghurt frosting – but this is of course optional. I do think that you should go and buy some rose water though – you will be happily surprised!

Recipe / Recept

7 tbsp of butter / 100 g smör 

1.4 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker 

1 egg / 1 ägg

2 cups of flour / 5 dl mjöl

2 tsp of baking powder / 2 tsk bakpulver 

1 cup of milk / 2.5 dl mjölk

1.5 tsp rose water / 1.5 tsk rosen vatten

Frosting 

1 cup of pureed berries (any type will do) / 2.5 dl slätt mixade bär (valfri sort)

0.5 cups of greek yoghurt / 1.75 dl yoghurt 

0.4 cups of icing sugar / 1 dl florsocker

1. Preheat the oven to 340. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

2. Spray a spring form with non-stick spray. / Smöra och bröa en form med löstagbara kanter.

3. Mix butter and sugar. / Vispa smör och socker.

4. Add the egg. / Tillsätt ägg.

5. Add half the flour, half the baking powder and half the milk. Mix well. / Tillsätt hälften av mjölet, bakpulvret och mjölken. Blanda.

6. Add the other halves. / Tillsätt resten.

7. Add the rose water. / Tillsätt rosen vatten.

8. Bake for about 40-45 min. / Grädda i 40-45 min.

9. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

10. Mix all the ingredients for the frosting. / Blanda alla ingredienser till frostingen.

11. Spread the frosting on the cake. / Bred på frostingen på kakan.

12. Done! / Klart!

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Love Mums – Kärleksmums

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This type of cake reminds me of when I was little, since it was one of the first things my friends and I learned how to make! It’s still as good today, and is very easy to make, the glaze makes the cake crazy moist, and gives it a great coffee taste. If you don’t like coffee, the coffee can be left out!

Recipe / Recept

5 eggs / 5 ägg

1.4 cups of sugar / 3.5 dl socker

1.8 cups of flour / 4.5 dl socker

3 tsp of baking powder / 3 tsk bakpulver

8 tbsp of cacao powder / 8 msk kakao

300 g of butter / 300 g smör

0.8 cups of water / 2 dl vatten 

Glaze / Glasyr 

4 tbsp espresso coffee / 4 msk espresso kaffe 

0.4 cups of heavy whipping cream / 1 dl vispgrädde

1 cup of icing sugar / 2.5 dl florsocker

1/2 dark chocolate bar / 1/2 mörk chokladkaka

shredded, unsweetened coconut / riven kokos

1.Preheat the oven to 440 F. / Sätt ugnen på 225 grader.
2.Whisk sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy. / Vispa ihop socker och ägg tills det blir fluffigt.
3. Carefully add flour, baking powder and cacao powder. / Blanda försiktigt i mjöl, bakpulver och kakao.
4. Melt the butter and add in the water, ad to the batter. / Smält smöret och lägg i vatten, blanda i smeten.
5. Bake for about 15-20 min, or until the cake is just set in the middle. / Grädda i 15-20 min, eller tills kakan precis stelnat i mitten.
6. Let cool. / Låt svalna.
7.Mix together cream, coffee and chocolate in a pot, and stir until the chocolate is melted. / Blanda ihop grädde, kaffe och choklad i en kastrull rör tills chokladen smält.
8.Add in the icing sugar. / Lägg i florsockret.
9.Let cool. / Låt svalna.
10. Spread over the cake and sprinkle with coconut. / Bred glasyren på kakan och strö över kokos.
11. Let cool in the fridge. / Låt svalna helt i kylen.
12. Done! / Klart!

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Rose Water Frosting – Chokladcupcakes med Rosenvatten Frosting

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I’ve realized over the past days working through my recipe index how my baking has changed, partly because after a while, all your traditional go to bakes has been uploaded, and you’re challenged to try new things. This led me to buy some rose water extract on bottle. I had never before used rose water up until a couple of days ago – but I’m already a fan. If you put it in cakes, they become extremely moist and soft (keep your eye’s out for a recipe coming soon), and the flavor is just something new and different. The cupcakes I used a regular chocolate cupcake recipe for, and the frosting recipe I found on this blog, although I added some more cream and rose water to mine, since I believed it was a little too thick before. Sprinkled with silver sprinkles and glittering stars, these would be perfect in a fairy tale.

Recipe / Recept 

3 eggs / 3 ägg

125 g of butter / 125 g smör 

2.4 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker 

2.4 cups of flour / 3 dl mjöl

0.3 cups of water / 3/4 dl vatten

1.5 teaspoons of baking powder / 1.5 tsk bakpulver

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

4 tbsp of cacao powder / 4 msk kakao

Frosting / Frosting

1 stick of butter / 115 g smör

2 cups icing sugar / 5 dl florsocker

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

1/3 cup whipping cream / 0.75 dl vispgrädde

0.5 tsp of rose water / 0.5 tsk rosenvatten extrakt

2 drops of red food coloring / 2 droppar röd karamellfärg

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. / Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.

2. Whisk sugar and eggs fluffy and almost white, melt the butter. / Vispa socker och ägg pösigt och nästan vitt, smält smöret.

3. Mix all the dry ingredients together separately. Add the flour mix to the egg and sugar mix, be careful and add a little at a time./ Blanda alla torra ingredienser i en bunke. Tillsätt mjölblandningen försiktigt till ägg och socker mixen.

4. Add melted butter and water. / Tillsätt smält smör och vatten.

5. Put down muffin-thins in a muffin-pan, and fill 3/4 with batter. / Sätt formar i en muffinplåt, fyll till 3/4 med smet.

6. Bake for about 15 min. / Grädda i ca 15 min.

7. Let cool completely. / Låt svalna helt.

8. Mix the butter and icing sugar together for about 2 min. / Vispa socker och florsocker i ca 2 min.

9. Add vanilla and cream. / Tillsätt vaniljsocker och grädde.

10. Mix for about 2 more min. / Vispa i ca 2 min till.

11. Add the rose water. / Blanda i rosen vattnet.

12. Blend in the food coloring. / Vispa i karamellfärgen.

13. Ice the cupcakes and sprinkle with silver sprinkles. / Glasera cupcakesen och strö över silverkulor.

14. Done! / Klart!

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Homemade Oreos – Hemgjorda Oreos

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This reminds me of my best friend Jewelle! She made, a couple of years ago, homemade oreos, and I remember how impressed I was. Yet, oreo cookies has never been a thing in my life, and I think that the oreos that you buy have a quite bland taste, even though that can be desirable from time to time! These oreos are much more chocolaty and tastes more like real chocolate cookies! They are easy to make, but I made a few adjustments to how they “should” be made. Mine are not of a perfect round shape. Why? Because I was way to impatient to chill the dough enough to be able to cut out rounds. I rolled small balls and pressed them out with the palm of my hand instead! Enjoy!

Recipe / Recept 

1.3 cups cocoa powder / 3.1 dl kakao

1.5 cups of flour / 3.75 dl mjöl

0.5 tsp of salt / 0.5 tsk salt 

2 sticks of butter / 230 g smör

1.5 cups of sugar / 3.75 dl socker

2 eggs / 2 ägg

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vanilj 

Filling / Fyllning

1 stick of butter / 115 g smör

2 cups powdered sugar / 5 dl florsocker 

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

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1.Start by mixing flour and cacao powder. / Börja med att blanda kakao och mjöl.

2. Mix together butter, eggs and sugar. / Vispa ihop smör, ägg och socker.

3. Mix all the ingredients. / Blanda alla ingredienser.

4. Chill for 30 min. / Kyl i 30 min.

5. Preheat the oven to 325 F. / Sätt ugnen på 160 grader.

6. Roll out small balls and flatten them with your palm. About the size of a larger teaspoon. / Rulla små bollar och platta ut med din handflata. Storlek av en större tesked.

7. Bake for about 12 min. / Grädda i ca 12 min.

8. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

9. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling. / Blanda samman alla ingredienser till fyllningen.

10. Spread the filling on one cookie and put another one on top. Match the sizes of the cookies if they came out uneven. / Bred på fyllning på en av kakorna och lägg en till ovan på. Matcha storlek på kakorna om dom inte blev helt jämna.

10. Done! Store in the fridge. / Klart! Förvara i kylen!

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (!!!) – Havregryn & Chocolate Chips Kakor (!!!)

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I feel like I start most of my posts with “I love…” and then whatever I’ve baked follows. And I must say that I really do like a lot of the things I make (that’s why I make them) which is a reason for the very few pies here on the blog… Nonetheless, cookies I think could be a hit or miss, since a really good, chewy chocolaty-chunky chocolate chip cookies can be one of the most delicious things ever. Although, there are quite frequently moments where the cookies are dry, hard and crunchy, which is why I like the texture of oatmeal raisin cookies. Despite this I have come to be a sucker for chocolate, so why not combine the best of two worlds? These cookies are a little crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside – clearly won’t disappoint.

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Recept / Recipe (Can be halved if you don’t want plenty some of cookies)

1 cup of butter / 225 g smör 

0.75 cups of brown sugar / 1.8 dl muscavado socker

0.75 cups of white sugar / 1.8 dl vanligt socker

2 eggs / 2 ägg

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

1 cup of flour / 2.5 dl mjöl 

0.5 tsp of baking soda / 0.5 tsk bikarbonat 

1 tsp of salt / 1 tsk salt 

3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats / 7.5 dl havregryn 

1.25 cups of chocolate chips / 3 dl chocolate chips

1.Preheat the oven to 325 F. / Sätt ugnen på 165 grader.

2. Mix together sugars and egg. / Blanda samman ägg och socker.

3. Mix in everything else except chocolate chips. / Blanda i allt annat utom chocolate chipsen.

4. Carefully stir in the chocolate chips. / Blanda försiktigt i chocolate chipsen.

5. Roll smaller balls, about 1 large tablespoon worth of dough. / Rulla mindre bollar, typ 1 stor matsked med deg.

6. Spread out on the baking thin! / Sprid ut på plåten!

7. Bake until they have become round, but not flat, about 10 min. / Grädda tills de blivit runda men inte platta, ca 10 min.

8. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

9. Enjoy!! / Njut!!

Can be kept in the freezer! / Kan förvaras i frysen!

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