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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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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Absolute Best Chocolate Mousse – Absolut Bästa Choklad Moussen

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Here comes a recipe on the absolute best chocolate mousse. It’s not healthy or light, it’s rich, thick and chocolaty! A chocolate lovers dream and a decadent dessert for any dinner.

Recipe / Recept

1.5 cups of heavy cream / 4 dl vispgrädde

4 egg yolks / 4 äggulor

1.5 dark 70% chocolate bars / 1.5 70% chokladkaka

2 tbsp of butter / 2 msk smör

2 tbsp of cocoa powder / 2 msk kakao

2 tbsp of sugar / 2 msk socker

1. Whisk the cream. / Vispa grädden.

2. Melt the chocolate together with the butter. / Smält chokladen tillsammans med smöret.

3. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. / Separera gulorna från vitorna.

4. Stir in the sugar and cocoa powder to the chocolate mix. / Rör i socker och kakao i den smälta chokladen.

5. Stir in the egg yolks in the chocolate mixture. / Rör i ägg-gulorna i choklad blandningen.

6. Fold the chocolate mixture into the cream. / Vik in chokladblandningen i grädden.

7. Pour in to glasses or molds and put in the fridge for about 4 hours before serving. / Häll upp i glas och kyl i ca 4 timmar innan servering.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Rice a la Malta – Ris a la Malta

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This is a classic Swedish winter dessert, it’s based of a rice-oatmeal that’s boiled with milk. It’s heavy, yet sweet and delicious. The base is similar to a rice pudding.

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Denna klassiska vinter dessert är baserad på risgrynsgröt. Den är ganska mastig, men söt och god!

Recipe / Recept 

1 cup of white, round rice / 2.5 dl grötris

2 cups of water / 5 dl vatten

1 tsp of salt / 1 tsk salt 

3.4 cups of whole milk / 8 dl mjölk

1 tbsp of butter / 1 msk smör

3 tbsp of sugar / 3 msk socker

1 cup of cream / 2.5 dl grädde

2 tsp of vanilla sugar / 2 tsk vaniljsocker 

3 fresh oranges / 3 apelsiner 

1. Start with making the rice pudding. Boil the rice in water, milk and salt until rice is cooked. / Börja med att koka gröten. Koka riset i vatten, mjölk och salt.

2. Stir in the butter. / Rör i smöret.

3. Let cool. / Låt svalna helt.

4. Filet the oranges. / Filéa apelsinerna.

5. Whisk the cream until it’s firm. / Vispa grädden tills den är fast.

6. Mix the rice with the cream and sugars. / Blanda gröten med grädden, socker och vaniljsocker.

7. Cut some of the oranges in smaller pieces and mix into the rice. / Skär några apelsiner i mindre bitar och blanda ner i gröten.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Citrus Boost Dessert – Citrus Boost Dessert

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Even though we don’t have snow in Sweden yet, it’s still cold. It’s important to keep eating fruits, and this beautiful salad is a perfect option! Make it for dessert, and sprinkle over some cinnamon, and depending on how sweet the oranges are, some sugar too! Enjoy!

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Även fast det inte snöar här än, är det fortfarande väldigt kallt. Det är viktigt att äta mycket frukt och grönsaker, och denna vackra fruktsallad är ett perfekt alternativ! Gör detta till efterrätt och stör över lite kanel. Beroende på hur söta apelsinerna är kan det vara gott med lite socker också!

Recipe / Recept

Oranges / Apelsiner

Physalis / Physalis

Fresh Figs / Färska fikon

Pistachios / Pistage Nötter 

1. Slice the oranges thinly. / Skiva apelsinerna tunt.

2. Cut the figs in cloves. / Skär fikonen i klyftor.

3. Remove the shelter on the physalis fruits. / Ta bort skyddet på physalis frukterna.

4. Sprinkle over the pistachios. / Strö över pistage nötterna.

5. Done! / Klart!

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Greek Yoghurt Mango Ice Cream – Grekisk Yoghurt Mango Glass

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This is a dessert that’s super easy to put together, tastes delicious and works as a healthy alternative to regular ice cream!

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Denna dessert är jättelätt att göra, smakar supergott och funkar som ett nyttigt alternativ till vanlig glass!

Recipe (4 servings) / Recept (4 portioner)

1 small bag of frozen mango pieces / 1 liten påse frusen mango i bitar

2 cups of greek plain yoghurt / 5 dl grekisk naturell yoghurt

1.5 cups of mango juice / 3.25 dl mango juice

1 tbsp of honey / 1 msk honung

1 tsp of vanilla extract / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

1 lime / 1 lime

1 tbsp shredded coconut / 1 msk kokosflingor

0.5 tbsp of brown sugar / 0.5 msk muscavado socker

1. Mix mango, mango juice, yoghurt, honey and vanilla extract together in a blender. / Mixa mango, mango juice, yoghurt, vaniljsocker och honung slätt.

2. Portion in 4 small bowls and freeze for about 3 h. / Portionera ut i 4 små skålar och frys i ca 3 h.

3. Right before serving; mix 1 tsp of limejuice together with 1 tsp of lime zest, coconut and brown sugar. / Innan servering, mixa 1 tsk limesaft med 1 tsk rivet limeskal, kokos och mascavado socker.

4. Top the ice cream with the sugar mix. / Toppa glassen med socker blandningen.

5. Klart! / Done!

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Ingefärskokta Päron – Ginger Boiled Pears

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Jag tycker det är viktigt att mat ser aptitlig ut. Absolut, ibland har man inte tid, men det gör så mycket till om maten är fint upplagd. Denna efterrätt är både vacker och god. Päron som är kokta tillsammans med ingefära, citron och lime, serverade med en ingefärsgrädde. Päronen behöver inte läggas i separata burkar, men jag tyckte det var fint att man fick sin egen burk till efterrätt. Päronen ska koka ganska länge, lite längre än vad man tror. Då blir dom alldeles mjuka och goda. Lagen som hälls över blir otroligt god, speciellt varm och kan användas som sås till vilken efterrätt som helst!

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I think it’s important that the food served looks tasty. Sometimes you don’t have time to plate it nicely, but if you do – it adds so much to any dish. This dessert is both tasty for the mouth and your eyes. The pears are boiled together with ginger, lemon and lime, then served with a ginger cream. You don’t have to can the pears separately, but it’s fun to be able to serve the pears in individual jars. The pears should boil for a quite long time, a little longer than you may think, then they’ll turn out perfectly soft. The sauce that’s created tastes amazing and goes perfectly with any other dessert!

Recept / Recipe

4 päron / 4 pears

10 dl vatten / 4 cups of water

5 dl socker / 2 cup of sugar

1 bit ingefära / 1 piece of fresh ginger

3 citroner / 3 lemons

3 lime / 3 limes

2 dl grädde / 0.8 cups of whipping cream

2 msk malen ingefära / 2 tbsp of dried ginger

1. Börja med att skala och skära ingefäran i bitar. Skär 2 citroner och 2 lime i skivor. / Start with peeling the ginger and cutting it in pieces. Slice two of the lemons and two of the limes.

2. Koka upp vattnet med citron, lime, ingefära och socker. / Boil the water with sugar, lime, ginger and lemons.

3. Skala päronen och lägg i lagen. / Peel the pears and put in the water.

4. Låt koka tills mjuka, ca 30 min. / Let boil until soft, about 30 min.

5. Låt svalna något och häll upp i burkar tillsammans med skivor från resterande lime och citron. / Let cool and put the pears and the sauce in jars with slices from the remaining lemon and lime.

6. Vispa grädden och tillsätt ingefäran. / Whisk the cream and add the ginger.

7. Klart! / Done!

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