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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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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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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Strawberry Dessert Sallad with Pistachios and Balsamico – Efterrätts Sallad med Jordgubbar, Pistagenötter och Balsamico

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This is the season for Strawberries! This dessert sallad is delicious, fun and different! The pistachios and balsamico goes really well with the strawberries, and together the combo brings out loads of flavors! Easy, quick, summery and delicious.

Recipe / Recept 

Strawberries / Jordgubbar 

Physalis fruit (optional) / Physalis frukt (kan uteslutas) 

Balsamico / Balsamico 

Pistachios / Pistagenötter 

powdered sugar / florsocker 

1. Cut the strawberries and physalis in slices. / Skiva jordgubbar och physalis.

2. Sprinkle with pistachios, balsamico and powdered sugar. / Strö över pistagenötter, balsamico och florsocker.

3. Done! / Klart!

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Rainbow Pie – Regnbågspaj

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There’s a good trend going on within the food social media sphere. We’re celebrating the equal marriage rights in the US, and the colors are filling up both instagram and blogs! There’s no better thing to celebrate than love, and here’s my contribution to the celebrations! This is a fruit pie with a sour cream filling. Delicious, quick and easy. Adjust your toppings after what you like and have at home. Enjoy!

Recipe / Recept 

Piecrust / Pajdeg

200 g of butter / 200 g smör

2 cups of flour / 5 dl mjöl

0.2 cups of sugar / 1/2 dl socker

1/2 tsp baking powder / 1/2 tsk bakpulver

Filling / Fyllning

1.3 cups of Sour cream / 3 dl Creme Fraiche

1 tbsp vanilla / 1 msk vaniljsocker

0.8 cups of icing sugar / 2 dl florsocker

Garnish / Topping 

Fruit of different kinds / Frukt i alla dess former

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

2. Mix together all the ingredients to the pie crust. / Mixa ihop alla ingredienser till pajdegen.

3. Bake for 15-20 min, it should be a little golden. / Grädda i 15-20 min, den ska vara gyllene.

4. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

5. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling, make sure that you powder the sugar in. / Blanda alla ingredienser till fyllningen, sikta i sockret.

6. Spread on the pie crust. / Bred på fyllningen.

7. Garnish with fruit. / Garnera med frukt.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Banana & Chocolate Semifreddo – Semifreddo med smak av Banan & Choklad

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This semifreddo is one of the easiest desserts to make! The base only calls for three ingredients. Into this batter I mixed in 4 bananans and a half dark chocolate bar, and made a chocolate crust. Topped with raspberries and strawberries the result was delicious! If you’re not too fond of banana, you can really mix anything you like into the batter – whatever you like will work!

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Recipe / Recept

Crust / Botten

1 package of double chocolate chip cookies / 1 paket chokladkakor

1 stick of butter / 100 g smör

Batter / Smet

2 cups of whipping cream / 5 dl grädde

3 egg whiter / 3 äggvitor

0.8 cups of sugar / 2 dl socker

4 bananas / 4 bananer

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

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

2. Mix cookies and melted butter. / Mixa kakor och smält smör.

3. Push the dough out into a spring form. / Pressa ut degen i en springform.

4. Bake for 8 min. / Grädda i 8 min.

5. Whisk the egg whites to a hard foam. / Vispa äggvitorna till ett hårt skum.

6. Whisk the cream. / Vispa grädden.

7. Mix egg whites, cream and sugar. / Blanda ägg, grädde och socker.

8. Chop the chocolate and mix in mashed bananas and chocolate. / Hacka chokladen och blanda i mosad banan och choklad.

9. Pour the batter into the spring form. / Häll i smeten i formen.

10. Freeze for 5 hours or longer. / Frys i 5 timmar eller mer.

11. Top of with berries. / Toppa med bär.

12. Done! / Klart!

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Lemon Sticky Cake with Lime Frosting – Citron Kladdkaka med Lime Frosting

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Sometimes, the world just calls for something pretty. I have a weird love for icing bags, and icing things in general. It’s one of my favorite things about baking, and I oftentimes try making something that can be iced (I’ve heard you can make cookies with an icing bag?!). However, I’ve lately seen multiple recipes circling around the blog sphere of Lemon Sticky Cake, basically a lemonbar without the crust. I’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t gotten around too. So, the other day when I realized I had a couple of lemons left that needed to be used before going bad, I was thrilled. And surprised. Wow, this cake was SO easy to make (honestly) and highly appreciated. As much as I love chocolate, it is nice to sometimes be able to switch it up, and this cake will definitely become my go to. But then, I realized, there was nothing to ice. So, I made a lime, cream cheese frosting to decorate it with, and used that as a substitute for serving it with whipped cream. I then went a little crazy with different sprinkles I found, just because sometimes you just need a cake that makes you happy. Again, there are multiple recipes on this cake – here’s my version. Enjoy!

Recipe / Recept

Cake / Kaka

3 small lemons / 3 små citroner

3 eggs / 3 ägg

1.5 sticks of butter / 150 gram smör

0.8 cups of flour / 2 dl mjöl

1.2 cups of sugar / 3 dl socker

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker

Frosting / Frosting

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream / 0.75 dl vispgrädde

1 package of light cream cheese / 1 paket cream cheese light

1 cup icing sugar / 2.5 dl florsocker

3 limes, peel and juice / 3 lime, skal och saft

0.5 tsp vanilla / 0.5 tsk vaniljsocker

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

2. Peel and juice the lemons. / Riv skalet och pressa saften från citronerna.

3. Melt the butter. / Smält smöret.

4. Remove from the heat. / Ta bort från plattan.

5. Mix in all other ingredients. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser.

6. Bake in a spring form. / Grädda i en form med löstagbara kanter.

7. Bake for about 20 min. / Grädda ca 20 min.

8. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

9. Whisk the cream for the frosting. / Vispa grädden till frostingen.

10. Mix in all other ingredients. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser.

11. Ice the cake. / Frosta kakan.

12. Done! / Klart!

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The day of Swedish Chocolate Cake – Kladdkakans Dag

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So, apparently it’s “kladdkakans” dag in Sweden tomorrow. A kladdkaka is a very gooey- brownielike chocolate cake that most Swedes can make without a recipe…. Still, there are so many variations of a kladdkaka and a fun cake to experiment with. On the blog, I’ve had multiple recipes and post variating my Kladdkaka, here’s a few for inspiration:

Anna-Carins Chocolate Tarte Deluxe / Anna-Carins Chokladtårta deluxe 

This is actually one of my all time (!) favorite posts on the blog… If you haven’t tried it yet you should.

Sticky Cake with Caramel / Kladdkaka med Knäcktäcke

Brownies with Dulce de Leche / Brownies med Dulce de Leche 

Banana Brownie / Banan Kladdkaka 

Chocolate Bombs / Choklad Bomber

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Mini Meringue Tart – Mini Maräng Bakelse

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For those of you who’s been with me for a while, you know that I love meringues… It’s just something about them that I love. This is a suggestion of a perfect, simple and delicious dessert. Instead of making the meringues small and high, they can be made as the bottom for a little tart. This is something that is easy and looks very cute – but it doesn’t take the full time of a pavlova. You would make a normal meringue batter, and then top it off with whipped cream and raspberries, or any other berries for that matter.

Recipe / Recept 

3 eggs / 3 ägg 

0.8 cups of sugar / 2 dl socker

5 lemon juice drops / 5 droppar citron juice

1. Preheat the oven to 250 F. / Sätt ugnen på 125 grader.

2. Separate egg whites from yolks. It’s super important that there’s no yolk with the whites. / Separera äggvitor från ägg gulor, viktigt att ingen gula hamnar med vitan!

3. Beat the egg whites with a mixer until firm. You should be able to turn the bowl upside down. / Vispa äggvitorna till ett hårt skum. Du ska kunna vända bunken upp och ner.

4. Carefully pour in the sugar, keep whisking. / Häll försiktigt i sockret, vispa undertiden.

5. Carefully pour in the lemon juice. / Häll försiktigt i citronen.

6. Use an icing bag to create the meringue bottoms on a non stick paper. / Använd en sprits och spritsa ut maräng plattor på ett bakplåtspapper.

7. Bake for about 35 min. Turn the oven off and let the meringues bake in the after heat. / Grädda i ca 35 min, stäng av ugnen och låt marängerna gräddas i efter värmen.

8. Let cool completely. / Låt svalna.

9. Top with whipped cream and berries. / Toppa med vispad grädde och bär.

10. Done! / Klart!

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Repost; Elderflower Cheesecake – Repost; Fläder Cheesecake

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Fläderblom är en utav mina favorit sommar-smaker. Det är fräscht och gott. Den här cheesecaken bjöd jag på under en tjejmiddag, och det fanns knappt något kvar efteråt… Den är god, syrlig och ett perfekt slut på en middag.

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Elderflower is something very Swedish, and one of my favorite flavors during summer. It’s fresh and just wonderful. This cheesecake was the desert during a dinner with my girlfriends, and there was barley anything left after… It tastes delicious, it’s a little sour and a perfect ending to a dinner. P.S Elderflower concentrate can be bought at IKEA.

Recept / Recipe

För skalet /For the crust:

2 dl cornflakes / 0.8 cups of cornflakes

2 dl rågflingor / 0.8 cups of rye-flakes

1 dl vetemjöl / 0.4 cups of flour

100 g smör / 3.5 ounces of butter

1 dl mörkt muscadavo socker / 0.4 cups of dark muscovado sugar 

Fyllning/ Filling:

4 Gelatinblad / 4 Gelatin leaves

250 g kesella / 8.8 ounces of curd

250 g vaniljkesella / 8.8 ounces of Vanilla curd

4 dl crème fraiche / 1.6 cups of sour cream

2 dl fläderblomssaft (koncentrerad) /  0.8 cups of Elderflower concentrate

1.5 dl florsocker / 0.6 cups of icing sugar

1/2 citron, saft och skal / 1/2 lemon, juice and peel

Garnering / Garnish

Färska jordgubbar / Fresh strawberries 

1. Sätt ugnen på 200 grader, mixa alla ingredienser till skalet i en mixer, tryck ut i en form med löstagbara kanter. / Heat the oven to 390 Fahrenheit, mix all the ingredients to the crust in a mixer and put in a thin with removable edges.

2. Ställ i ugnen i 10 min. Låt svalna. / Bake in the oven for 10 min. Let cool.

3. Blötlägg gelatinbladen i kallt vatten i 5 min. / Let the gelatin leaves soak in cold water for 5 min.

4. Koka ihop alla ingredienser ,utom gelatinbladen, till fyllningen i en kastrull, vispa tills den är slät. / Boil all ingrediens for the filling together, except the gelatin leaves, in a pot, whisk until even.

5. Låt gelatinbladen smälta in i blandningen under omrörning. / Let the gelatin leaves melt into the mix while whisking lightly.

5. Låt svalna, häll över pajskalet och låt stå i kylen i minst 4 h innan servering. Garnera med jordgubbar. / Let cool, pour over the crust and put the cheesecake in the fridge for at least 4 h before serving. Garnish with fresh strawberries.

6. Njut! / Enjoy!

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