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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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-Free Banana & Coconut Cake – Glutenfri Banan & Kokos Kaka

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I’m not gluten-intolerant, and despite the trend that’s ongoing, I don’t believe that the path to a perfect life is eliminating gluten. But I do agree that gluten-free options makes you (oftentimes) feel less “panic-full” and creates a lighter option. What I do think is fun is experimenting when baking, and gluten free baking, to make it taste good, and not be raw, can be a challenge! My best trick is bananas, just because they add so much moist to the cake and makes it less prone to become dry! Coconut flower is another great component that can be used as a substitute of flower, and, of course eggs. The thing with this cake is that is has a quite strong taste of both coconut as well as banana, just so you know!

Recipe / Recept 

3 eggs / 3 ägg 

3 ripened bananas / 3 mogna bananer

1 cup of coconut flour / 2.5 dl kokosmjöl 

0.2 cups of sugar / 0.5 dl socker

50 g of butter / 50 g smör 

chopped walnuts (optional) / hackade valnötter (kan uteslutas)

1 tsp cinnamon / 1 tsk kanel

1 tsp of cardamom / 1 tsk kardemumma

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

2. Mash the bananas. / Mosa bananerna.

3. Melt the butter. / Smält smöret.

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

5. Grease a baking thin. / Smöra en form.

6. Bake the cake for about 35-40 min, or until golden. / Grädda i ca 35-40 min, eller tills gyllene.

7. Done! / Klart!

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Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mint Frosting – Mini Chokladmuffins med Mintchoklad Frosting

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These cupcakes are small yet delicious, and yet again combines my favorite ingredient combo; mint and chocolate. These particular mint chocolate cupcakes are topped with the Swedish candy Marianne – but any type of mint chocolate candies will do. Prepare to eat them all…. Because they’re just THAT good!

Recipe / Recept 

Muffins

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

2 tbsp of cacao powder / 2 msk kakao

Frosting

150 g of butter / 150 g smör 

2 cups of powdered sugar / 5 dl florsocker

100 g of mint chocolate / 100 g mintchoklad 

2 tbsp of cacao powder / 2 msk kakao 

Mint chocolate candies / Marianne

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. Add to the batter. / Blanda ner i smeten.

6. 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.

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

8. Let cool completely. / Låt svalna helt.

9. Make sure the butter is room temperatured. / Se till att smöret är rumsvarmt.

10. Melt the chocolate carefully. / Smält chokladen försiktigt.

11. Whisk together all the ingredients for the frosting. / Blanda samman alla ingredienser till frostingen.

12. Frost the cupcakes. / Spritsa på frostingen.

13. Top with chopped mint chocolates. / Toppa med hackad Marianne.

14. Done! / Klart!

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Banana Nut Bread from Pepstop – Banan och Nötbröd från Pepstop

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This post is more geared toward my Swedish readers, since it’s opened a new vegan shop in Stockholm; Pepstop! Me and my Mom passed by the other day, and bought a mix for banana nut bread. You mixed it with some kind of nut milk (I used almond) and then let the batter swell. After that, you put it in the little mold that it came with (this was really cute) and baked it! We ate ours with butter and jam. It was really good, but, a little too rich for my taste. Maybe it was the nuts? Nonetheless, it was a great idea, and I liked the concept.

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The Greatest Cake of All Times – Den Bästa Tårtan genom Alla Tider

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There are a couple of things that never gets old. One of those things, is this cake. It has a soft sponge layered with banana and raspberries, covered in whipped cream and topped of with whatever’s in season. This time; raspberries.

Recept / Recipe

Botten (Går också att köpa färdiga) / Sponge

2 ägg / 2 eggs

2 dl socker / 0.8 cups of sugar

3 dl vetemjöl / 1.4 cups of flour

2 tsk bakpulver / 2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 tsk vaniljsocker / 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar

1 dl mjölk / 0.4 cups of milk

50 g smält smör / 1.75 ounces of butter

Fyllning / Filling 

2 bananer / 2 bananas

200 g hallon / 7 ounces of raspberries

Topping

3 dl vispgrädde / 1.4 cups of whipping cream

bär till garnering / berries for garnishing

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

2. Vispa ägg och socker pösigt med elvisp. / Whisk egg and sugar until light yellow with a mixer.

3. Tillsätt alla torra ingredienser. / Add all the dry ingredients.

4. Lägg i en rund form, helst med löstagbara kanter och grädda i ca 40-50 min, stick i kakan för att se att den är klar. / Put the mixture in a preferably round baking thin with removable edges. Bake the cake for about 40-50 min, stick something in the cake to make sure it’s done.

5. Låt svalna och skär i tre lager. / Let cool and cut it in three layers.

6. Mosa banan och hallon separat. Ha lite socker i om du vill. / Mash banana and raspberries separately  Add some sugar if you want.

7. Vispa grädden ganska hårt. / Whisk the cream pretty hard.

8. Lägg en tårtbotten på ett fat, och lägg på mosad banan. Lägg på nästa lager och lägg på mosade hallon. Lägg på nästa lager och täck in hela tårtan i vispgrädde. / Put one layer cake on a plate and put the mashed banana on top. Put another layer of cake on top and put the mashed raspberries on top. Add the third layer of cake and cover it all in cream.

9. Garnera med färska bär! / Garnish with fresh berries!

10. Klart! / Done!

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Chocolate and Vanilla Dream Swiss Roll – Dröm Rulltårta

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For those of you who follow my instagram, you know I baked a swiss roll about 2 weeks ago. As a child, this was probably one of my favorite pastries. It’s a fluffy chocolate cake and a vanilla cream filling. It’s a little tricky to make it stay together, but very quick and easy to make!

Recipe / Recept

Cake / Botten

3 eggs / 3 ägg

0.6 cups of sugar / 1.5 dl socker

0.3 cups of potato flour / 0.75 dl potatismjöl

2 tbsp of cacao powder / 2 msk kakao

1 tsp baking powder / 1 tsk bakpulver

some sugar / lite socker

Filling / Fyllning

7/8 stick of butter / 100 g smör

0.8 cups of icing sugar / 2 dl florsocker

2 tsp of vanilla / 2 tsk vaniljsocker

1 egg yolk / 1 ägg gula

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1. Preheat the oven to 480 F. / Sätt ugnen på 250 grader.

2. Whisk egg and sugar together until fluffy. / Vispa ägg och socker fluffigt.

3. Add in all other ingredients carefully. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser försiktigt.

4. On a lined baking sheet, spread out the batter. / På en plåt med bakplåtspapper, sprid ut smeten.

5. Bake for 6 min. / Grädda i 6 min.

6. Prepare another baking sheet with sugar on. / Förbered ett annat bakplåtspapper strött med socker.

7. As soon as the cake comes out, flip it over on the sugared sheet. / Så snabbt kakan kommer ut, vänd ner den på det sockrade pappret.

8. Carefully peel of the baking sheet. / Dra försiktigt bort bakplåtspappret.

9. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

10. Whisk together all ingredients for the filling. / Vispa ihop alla ingredienser till fyllning.

11. Spread on the cake. / Bred på botten.

12. Roll together with the baking sheet as your help. / Rulla ihop med hjälp av bakplåtspapper.

13. Cut in pieces. / Skär i skivor.

12. Enjoy!

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Mini Vacuum Cleaners (Traditional Swedish Pastry) – Mini Dammsugare

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As strange as it might sound, these delicious small things are called vacuum cleaners in Swedish. It’s a traditional Swedish pastry, and it looks really cute. These were not hard to make, but, a little tricky and required some patients when it came to dipping the ends in chocolate. Other than that, they’re a no-bake treat (currently working with a broken oven). The traditional one’s are green, but the marsipan can be colored in any color you like. One important thing to notice is that the taste of these are very distinct, and not everyone likes them. Although, if you do, the combo of one of these and some coffee is hard to beat.

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Recipe / Recept 

2 cups of sponge cake crumbles / 5 dl sockerkakssmulor

3.5 tbsp of soft butter / 50 g mjukt smör

2 large tbsp of cacao powder / 2 stora msk kako

a couple of drops of arrack essence or punch / några droppar arraksextrakt eller punsch

Marsipan / Marsipan

1 chocolate bar / 1 chokladkaka

1. Start by mixing butter, cake crumbs and arrack together. / Börja med att blanda smör, kaksmulor och arrakextrakt.

2. Mix in the cacao powder. / Blanda i kakaon.

3. Roll thin rolls of the dough. The thinner you roll the smaller the pastry. / Rulla tunna längder av degen, ju tunnare du rullar, ju mindre kan dammsugarna bli.

4. Put in the freezer. / Lägg i frysen.

5. Roll out the marsipan super thin. / Kavla ut marsipanen väldigt tunt.

6. Rap the dough rolls in marsipan. / Rulla in degen i marsipan.

7. Cut in pieces. / Skär i bitar.

8. Put in the freezer again. / Lägg i frysen igen.

9. Melt the chocolate carefully by a water bath. / Smält chokladen med hjälp av ett vattenbad.

10. Dip the ends of the vacuum cleaners in chocolate. / Doppa ändarna i chokladen.

11. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

12. Keep in the fridge. / Förvaras i kylen.

13. Done! / Klart!

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Peanut butter Chocolate Overload Brownies – Jordnötssmör och Choklad “overload” Brownies

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Reese’s is something that I’ve come to like over the past years that’s been spent in DC. The first time I tried it though, I was not so convinced at all. Mostly because they were so rich and a lot. But, a lot isn’t necessarily bad, but can be really good. My roommate found this recipe from Sally’s baking addition, and I had to try it, and, of course, spice it up a little. I went to the store and got both Reese’s pieces as well as mini peanut butter cups. Then I made the batters, added in Reese’s pieces in the chocolate batter, and chopped peanut butter cups to add on top. Let’s just say, these brownie’s aren’t for someone looking for a light pastry, but for someone looking to satisfy their extreme chocolate, candy, peanut butter and brownie cravings. The brownie turned out amazing, but it was so heavy! Like actually the physical weight. When I took it out of the oven I had to use both my hands (!!). Another remarkable thing was that the three layers I created turned into a swirl of chocolate and peanut butter mix which made the whole experience even better since it all mixed. Bottom line; the next time you get a huge sugar-card-chocolate craving – don’t hesitate that this will more than make you happy.

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Recipe / Recept 

Brownie batter / Brownie smet 

0.5 cups of butter / 115 g smör 

220 g of dark chocolate / 220 g mörk choklad

3/4 cups of sugar / 1.8 dl socker

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

3 eggs / 3 ägg 

1 tsp of vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

1/2 cup flour / 1.75 dl mjöl

3 tbsp of cacao powder / 3 msk kakao

a pinch of salt / 1 tsk salt 

Peanut butter batter / Jordnötssmör smet

3/4 cups of panutbutter / 1.8 dl jordnöttssmör

1 cup icing sugar / 2.5 dl florsocker

2 tbsp milk / 2 msk mjölk 

Garnish / Garnering 

Reese’s pieces / choklad och jordnöts chips 

Peanut butter cups

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

2. Melt the butter and chocolate while stirring. / Smält choklad och socker samtidigt som du rör.

3. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

4. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the peanut butter batter. / Under tiden, blanda alla ingredienser till jordnötssmör smeten.

5. Mix in egg and sugars into the chocolate mixture, beat until fluffy. / Blanda i ägg och socker i chokladmixen, vispa tills det är fluffigt.

6. Add in all other ingredients to the brownie batter while stirring. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser till brownie smeten samtidigt som du rör.

7. Add in reese’s pieces to the brownie batter. / Lägg i reese’s pieces i brownie smeten.

8. Chop up the peanut butter cups. / Hacka peanut butter cupsen.

9. In a form, start with one layer brownie batter, then the peanut batter and then finish off with brownie batter. / I en form, bred ut brownie smet, sen jordnöts smet och sen brownie smet på toppen.

10. Add the peanut butter cups on top. / Strö över peanut butter cupsen.

11. Bake for 35 min. / Grädda i 35 min.

12. Let cool and then put it in the fridge for 2 hours. / Låt den svalna och kyl sedan i två timmar.

13. DONE! / KLART!

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