Lemon Meringue Cake – Citron & Maräng Kaka

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Lemon and meringue is an unbeatable combo. I am not sure if I’ve ever met anyone who actually doesn’t like lemon and meringue. I have made pies before, but (as some of you know) I am not a big fan of pies. I actually made this cake from a lemon-muffin recipe, baked it in a spring form and then, with help of an icing bag, applied the meringue and baked it again to cook the meringue slightly. Result turned out very pretty, and the cake is perfect for a summer day.

Recipe / Recept 

2 + 3 eggs / 2 + 3 ägg 

0.25 cups + 1 tbsp of sugar / 0,6 dl + 1 msk socker 

0,8 cups of flour / 2 dl mjöl 

50g of butter / 50 g smör 

0.5 tsp baking powder / 0.5 tsk bakpulver

1/2 lemon / 1/2 citron

a pinch of salt / en nypa salt 

a pinch of vanilla / en nypa vaniljsocker 

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

2. Whisk the 2 of the eggs together with sugar. / Vispa två av äggen tillsammans med socker.

3. Melt the butter and set aside. / Smält smöret och ställ åt sidan.

4. Mix in flour, salt, vanilla and baking powder. / Blanda i mjöl, salt vaniljsocker och bakpulver.

5. Stir in the butter. / Blanda i smöret.

6. Use all the zest from the lemon, plus half the juice and mix into the batter. / Använd allt skal från citronen och hälften av saften.

7. Mix into the batter and bake the cake for about 15-20 min in a round, greased pan. / Blanda i smeten och grädda i en rund, smörad form.

8. Meanwhile; separate the egg whites (3) from yolks. / Undertiden; separera äggvitor (3) från gulorna.

9. Whisk util a firm foam. / Vispa till ett hårt skum.

10. Whisk in 1 tbsp of sugar and a couple of lemon drops. / Vispa i socker och några droppar citronsaft.

11. When the cake is ready, take out of the oven and use a icing bag to pipe out the meringue. / När kakan är klar, använd en sprits och spritsa ut marängen.

12. Bake just until the meringue gets some color. / Grädda så att marängen får lite färg.

13. Done! / Klart!

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Chocolate and Banana Chia Pudding – Choklad och Banan Chia Pudding

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Lots of Snack Hacks lately, and as fun as it is…. Some normal recipes are about to come. First out is this easy banana and chocolate chia pudding! It’s a perfect dessert, and is both gluten and lactose free! Make sure you don’t put the chia puddings too far back in your fridge, since it might make them freeze.

Recipe (2 servings) / Recept (2 portioner)

1 banana / 1 banan

0.75 cups of chia seeds / 2 dl chia frön 

1 cup of coconut milk / 2.5 dl kokosmjölk 

1 tbsp of cacao powder / 1 msk kakao 

Dark chocolate & raspberries for garnish / Mörk choklad och hallon till topping

1. Mash the banana. / Mosa bananen.

2. Split the chia seeds equally in two glasses. / Dela upp chiafrön i två glas.

3. Mix together the banana, milk and cacao powder. / Blanda samman banan, mjölk och kakao.

4. Pour over the chia seeds. / Häll blandningen över chiafrön.

5. Mix and put in the fridge for at least two hours. / Blanda och ställ i kylen i minst 2 timmar.

6. Garnish with dark chocolate flakes and raspberries. / Toppa med skivad mörk choklad och hallon.

7. Done! / Klart!

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Super Simple Gluten Free Strawberry Tarte

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Lots of snack hacks lately! I must admit that it’s been fun to find a different format of the blog, since after three years it can feel somewhat mundane to stay blogging the same way. Doing something different makes you realize and remember how fun and inspiring the blog actually can be (and that some people actually are reading it…🙂 ). Spring has finally come to DC, and despite runny eyes and a lot of sneezing (and some claratin) it’s gorgeous out! Also, the times of somewhat mundane fruits and vegetables are coming to an end, and there’s finally AMAZING berries in the stores again. This strawberry tart is super easy to make, yet so beautiful and eye catching! In this recipe, I used whipped cream for the filling, but for a healthier version, you could switch it out for greek yogurt! Happy Baking!

Recipe / Recept 

Crust / Botten

1.5 cups of oat or almond flour / 3.75 dl havre eller mandelmjöl 

0.5 cups of coconut oil / 1.25 dl kokosolja 

1 tbsp of sugar / 1 msk socker 

a pinch of salt / en nypa salt 

1 egg / 1 ägg 

Filling / Fyllning 

1.2 cups of whipping cream / 3 dl grädde 

1 lemon / 1 citron 

1 lime / 1 lime 

powdered sugar after taste / florsocker efter smak 

strawberries / jordgubbar 

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

2. In a food processor, mix together all the ingredients for the crust. / I en mixer, blanda alla ingredienser till degen.

3. Push out in a spring form. / Tryck ut i en springform.

4. Bake for 12 min. / Grädda i 12 min.

5. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

6. Whisk the cream. / Vispa grädden.

7. Grate lemon and lime zest. / Riv citron och limeskal.

8. Mix in with the cream + a little juice. / Blanda i grädden + lite saft.

9. Add sugar to taste. / Blanda i socker efter smak.

10. Slice the strawberries. / Skiva jordgubbarna.

11. Spread one layer of cream on the crust, and add the strawberries around the edges, and continue building layers. / Bred ut grädde på pajbotten och lägg skivade jordgubbar i kanterna, fortsätt bygga upp pajen.

12. Done! / Klart!

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Gluten Free Almond Flour Blondies – Glutenfria Mandelmjöls Blondies

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Ok, this is definitely one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten. I’ve never made blondies before because who doesn’t want all the chocolate one can have? Yet, I wanted to make something else than brownies and something else than chocolate, since I realize that is the most popular theme when it comes to baking here on the blog. So after some research I tried making these blondies, since it seemed to be the most popular recipe on -the internet-. I decreased the amount of brown sugar by accident, but they were still really sweet, and increased the amount of salt, because I love the sweet & salt flavor together. I also left out the white chocolate chips and the pecans, mostly because I didn’t have it at home. Although, THEY WERE SO SO GOOD. Honestly, they were very delicious. Although, I didn’t get the texture to become brownie like despite double time in the oven, so I would more so call it a blondie cake, nonetheless, you should make them too!

Recipe / Recept 

1/2 cup of butter / 110 g smör 

1/2 cups of brown sugar / 1.25 dl muscavado socker 

1/2 cup of white sugar / 1.25 dl vanligt socker 

2 eggs / 2 ägg

2 tsp of vanilla / 2 tsk vaniljsocker 

1 3/4 cups of almond flour  / 4.2 dl mandelmjöl 

1 tsp baking powder / 1 tsk bakpulver 

1 tsp salt / 1 tsk salt 

1 cups of chocolate chips / 2.5 dl chocolate chips 

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

2. Mix together butter and sugars until fluffy. / Vispa ihop socker och smör tills det är fluffigt.

3. Mix in the eggs. / Vispa i äggen.

4. Add all other ingredients except chocolate chips. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser utan chocolate chips.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips. / Vik in chocolate chipsen.

6. Bake for 20-25 min (Mine took 45 min.). / Grädda i ca 20-25 min (mina tog 45 min).

7. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

8. Done! / Klart!

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles – Chokladtryfflar på 3 ingredienser

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Ok… i don’t know if I’m the only one guilty of being stuck at these tasty videos on Facebook, where everything they make look delicious (it’s seldom healthy, and seldom holds nutritional value, but still). Last week I didn’t only look, but I actually MADE two of the recipes that I had seen, and the first one was these delicious 3 ingredient chocolate truffles. I wouldn’t call them truffle truffles, but they were really delicious. In the original video they used chocolate sprinkles, which I exchanged for coconut! Try it out!

Recipe / Recept 

1 jar of condensed milk / 1 burk kondenserad mjölk 

40 g of butter / 40 g smör 

2/3 cups of cacao powder / 1.6 dl kakao 

unsweetened coconut flakes / osötad kokos

1. Melt the butter in a pot. / Smält smöret i en kastrull.

2. Add the condensed milk and the cacao powder. / Lägg i den kondenserade mjölken och kakaon.

3. Let simmer while stirring for about 8-10 min, or until the batter loosens from the sides of the pot. / Låt puttra medan du rör i ca 8-10 min, eller tills smeten lossnar från kanterna av kastrullen.

4. Butter a plate and pour on the chocolate batter. / Smöra en tallrik och häll på smeten.

5. Let cool in the fridge for about 1.5 h. / Låt svalna i kylen i ca 1.5 timmar.

6. Roll small balls and coat in coconut or sprinkles. / Rulla små bollar och täck i kokos eller strössel.

7. Done! / Klart!

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Banana & Chocolate Cheesecake – Banan & Choklad Cheesecake

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I don’t make a lot of cheesecakes, mostly because of my own impatience, and the slightly longer cooking times. Although, my friend Samantha made a cheesecake a couple of weekends ago, and I got inspired (because it was so good) to make one as well! I altered the recipe slightly by adding one egg since I don’t bake with corn starch. I added some chocolate powder to the crust, and banana to the filling, and it came out to be delicious! Try it yourself!

Recipe / Recept 

1.5 cups of crushed graham crackers / 6.25 dl smulor av grahams kex 

1 stick of butter / 113 g smör 

2 tbsp of cocoa powder / 2 msk kakao

1 tbsp of sugar + 0.8 cups / 1 msk socker + 2 dl

2 pounds of cream cheese / 900 g cream cheese

3 eggs / 3 ägg

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

1 cup of light sour cream / 2.5 dl lätt creme fraiche 

2 bananas / 2 bananer 

1. Start by pre heating the oven to 450F. / Sätt ugnen på 250 grader.

2. Melt the butter and mix with the cookie crumbles as well as the cacao powder and 1 tbsp sugar. / Smält smöret och blanda med kaksmulorna, kakaon och socker.

3. Press out in a round baking pan. / Tryck ut i en rund spring form.

4. Let chill in freezer. / Låt kylas i frysen.

5. Mix sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla and cream cheese together. / Vispa ihop socker, ägg, creme fraiche, vaniljsocker och cream cheese.

6. Set aside one third of the batter. / Lägg en tredjedel av smeten i en annan skål.

7. Whisk in the two bananas in the bigger batter. / Vispa i två bananer i den större smeten.

8. Spread the banana batter on top of the crust, and the plain batter on top of the banana batter. / Bred på banansmeten på botten, och den vanliga smeten på banan smeten.

9. Bake for 10 min, then decrease the heat to 200 F and bake for 50 more min. / Grädda i 10 min, sänk värmen till 90 eller 100 grader och grädda ytterligare 50/45 min.

10. Take out and let cool. / Ta ut och låt svalna.

11. Keep in the fridge. / Låt stå i kylen.

12. Done! / Klart!

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Easy Chocolate Mousse Trifle – Superlätt Chockladmousse Trifle

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Good Morning Tuesday! Chocolate Mousse is something that I’ve always had a weakness for – but it can be very disappointing if it’s not good!! Previously, I’ve posted two different chocolate mousse recipe, and here comes a third one that’s perfect for Valentine’s (or any other) day! Make a trifle by adding raspberries (or strawberries, or bananas for that matter) between the layers! Enjoy!

Recipe (6 trifles) / Recept (6 små glas)

2 cups of heavy cream / 5 dl grädde 

200 g dark chocolate / 200 g mörk choklad 

1 egg yolk / 1 ägg gula

raspberries / hallon

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

2. 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.

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

4. Put in the fridge for about 2-4 hours (or more). / Ställ i kylen i ca 2-4 timmar (eller mer).

5. Layer raspberries and chocolate mousse in a glass. / Bygg lager av hallon och chokladmousse i ett glas.

6. Done! / Klart!

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Easy & Pretty Carrot Sponge Cake – Lätt och Vacker Morots Sockerkaka

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I love carrot cake! Always have and, probably, always will. Although, I always get stuck while making it just because the normal recipe requires a lot of canola oil, which I never seem to have at home. Therefore, this version is a little easier, and made out of a normal sponge cake. I even used the classic mold with the hole in the middle and just filled it with a sunflower for the pretty look of it! Nonetheless, this cake won’t disappoint any of you carrot-cake-lovers. It’s just as delicious.

Recipe / Recept

3 eggs / 3 ägg

1.2 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker

1 cup of flour / 2.5 dl mjöl

1.5 tsp baking powder / 1.5 tsk bakpulver 

1 tsp of vanilla extract / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

1/3 stick of butter / 75 g smör

1/2 cups of water / 1 dl vatten 

2 carrots, grated / 2 morötter, rivna

1.5 tsp of cinnamon / 1.5 tsk kanel

1.5 tsp cardamom / 1.5 tsk kardemumma

Frosting

1 package of cream cheese / 1 paket cream cheese

1 small lemon, zest and juice / 1 liten citron, skal och saft

powdered sugar after taste / florsocker efter smak

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

2. Spray or grease a baking form. / Smöra och bröa en form.

3. Whisk egg and sugars fluffy. / Vispa ägg och socker fluffigt.

4. Melt the butter. / Smält smöret.

5. Mix in flour, baking powder and vanilla. / Blanda i mjöl, bakpulver och vaniljsocker.

6. Pour in butter and water and mix. / Blanda i smör och vatten och blanda.

7. Grate the carrots and stir in. / Riv morötterna och blanda i.

9. Add the spices. / Lägg i kryddorna.

9. Bake for about 30-40 min or until done. / Grädda ca 30-40 min eller tills färdig.

10. Let cool and flip on a plate. / Låt svalna och vänd på en tallrik.

11. For the frosting; wash the lemon and grate the zest. / Till frostingen; tvätta citronen och riv skalet.

12. Mix zest, juice and cream cheese. / Blanda skal, saft och cream cheese.

13. Add in sugar after taste. / Blanda i florsocker efter smak.

10. Done! / Klart!

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Gluten & Lactose Free Almond, Orange & Lavender Cake – Gluten & Laktosfri Mandel, Apelsin & Lavendel Kaka

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This cake was made by one of our close family friends Åsa, at first. We all fell in love with the cake and made it multiple times over the coming days. This cake is gluten AND lactose free, but so moist and delicious. It contains lots of eggs, which makes it fluffy, light and high. The glaze on the side can either be drizzled on the whole cake or served on the side. No matter what you do, this cake can’t fail. It’s not so exact and it’s not about making it perfect. It’s about the result being delicious. The original recipe comes from Eric Landlard and this is my take on it!

Recipe / Recept

1.7 cups of canola oil / 4 dl solrosolja 

350g of minced almonds / 350 g mald sötmandel

1. 5 of sugar / 3.5 dl socker

3 tbsp of baking powder / 3 tsk bakpulver

8 eggs / 8 ägg

1 lemon / 1 citron

1 orange / 1 apelsin

2 tsp of lavender / 2 tsk lavendel 

For the glaze / Till såsen

juice from one lemon and one orange / juice från en citron och en apelsin

0.2 cups of water / 1.2 dl socker

2 tsp cinnamon / 2 tsk kanel

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

2. Mix together almonds, eggs and oil. / Blanda ihop mandel, ägg och olja.

3. Mix in sugar. / Blanda i socker.

4. Add zest from the orange and lemon. / Lägg i skal från apelsinen och citronen.

5. Mix in the lavender. / Blanda i lavendeln.

6. Brush the sides of a springform with oil. / Borsta sidorna av en form med olja.

7. Cover the bottom with a baking sheet. / Täck botten med ett bakplåtspapper.

8. Bake the cake for 55 min. / Grädda i 55 min.

9. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

10. Boil all the ingredients for the glaze together, when boiling, reduce the heat and let simmer for 3 min. / Blanda ihop alla ingredienser till glazen och koka upp. Sänk värmen och låt puttra i 3 min.

11. Done! / Klart!

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Vegan Mint Ice Cream – Vegansk Mintglass

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My favorite flavor of ice cream has always been mint. The kind you would buy in store is a lot of times white, but if you make it yourself, it’s always bright green! I love that it is so colorful, because it makes it appealing both visually and when you taste it. This vegan ice cream is super easy to make… If you have a good blender. Make sure to freeze the bananas at least 6 hours ahead, in order to get the most like ice cream texture.

Recipe (4) / Recept (4)

5 frozen bananas / 5 frozen bananas

2 plants of fresh mint / 2 krukor färsk mynta 

2 avocados / 2 avokados

1 small bag of fresh spinach / 1 liten påse bladspenat 

Chocolate for topping / Choklad till topping

1. Put everything in a mixer, mix until smooth (it will happen, just be patient.). / Lägg allt i en mixer och mixa tills glassen blivit slät (det tar lite tid, ha tålamod.).

2. Serve immediately and sprinkle with dark chocolate. / Servera direkt och toppa med choklad.

3. Done! / Klart!

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