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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dark Chocolate Fudge with Seasalt – Mörk Choklad Fudge med Havssalt

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Here’s a recipe that takes you no more than 30 min and is PERFECT for your Christmas dessert table (maybe that’s just in Sweden, but perfect for dessert anyway…). This fudge only requires a few ingredients and is hard to fail when doing! Try it yourself.

Recipe / Recept 

1.25 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker 

1.25 cups of heavy whipping cream / 3 dl grädde

0.4 cups of light corn syrup / 1 dl ljus sirap 

2 tbsp of cacao powder / 2 msk kakao

1 dark (70% or higher) chocolate bar / 1 mörk (70% eller högre) chokladkaka

50 g of butter / 50 g smör

1 tsp of salt / 1 tsk salt

sea salt for sprinkling / havssalt för strössel

1. Bring sugar, cream, syrup and cacao powder to boil. / Koka upp socker, grädde, sirap och kakao.

2. Boil until thickened, this varies in time, but about 20 min. Try if it’s ready by dripping down some of the batter into a glas with ice cold water, if you can shape the batter – it’s ready. If not – let it boil for longer. / Koka tills smeten tjocknat, det kan ta olika lång tid, men ca 20 min. Prova om den är klar genom att droppa ner lite smet i ett glas med iskallt vatten. Om du kan forma smeten, är den klar – om inte, låt den fortsätta koka.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped chocolate, salt and butter. / Ta bort från värmen, rör i hackad choklad, salt och smör.

4. Pour into a brownie pan with parchment paper. / Häll i en ugnsform med bakplåtspapper.

5. Sprinkle with salt. / Toppa med salt.

6. Let cool in the fridge. / Låt svalna i kylen.

7. Cut in pieces. / Skär i bitar.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Cute Chocolate Cookies – Söta Chokladkakor

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Last week I went baking-crazy. It’s funny how a lot of people see baking and cooking as very stressful, for me, it’s like therapy. These cookies I found on this blog, and been wanting to try them. Although, the original recipe called for special Swedish candies or frozen Nutella, which was out of my possession. Instead, I used chocolate chips. I baked three types of cookies, and my housemates all voted for this one as their favorite (which I disagreed with, but flavors different for everyone). So, I definitely think you should try these, and stuff them with whatever noms you have in your pantry of fridge!

Recipe (makes about 25) / Recept (ca 25 stycken)

1/2 stick of butter / 60 g smör

1/4 cup of brown sugar / 0.75 dl muscavado socker

1 egg / 1 ägg

4 tbsp cocoa powder / 4 msk kakao

1 cup of flour / 2.5 dl mjöl

0.5 tsp baking soda / 0.5 tsk bikarbonat

0.4 cups of sugar / 1 dl socker

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

Garnish / Topping

chocolate chips / chocolate chips

sugar / socker

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

2. Mix brown sugar and butter together. / Vispa smör och muscavado socker tillsammans.

3. Add all other ingredients. / Lägg i alla andra ingredienser.

4. Roll small balls and stuff them with chocolate chips. / Rulla små bollar och fyll med chocolate chips.

5. Roll the cookies in sugar. / Rulla kakorna i socker.

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

7. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

8. Done! / Klart!

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