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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Homemade Quesadillas (in the waffle maker) – Hemgjorda Quesadillas (i våffeljärnet)

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Happy Sunday!

In Sweden, there’s a concept of having a taco-friday. It is just what it sounds like, tacos for dinner on fridays. The Swedish Mexican cuisine scene is not at all that developed. We usually use ground beef for the tacos and top them off with very friendly (i.e mild) toppings. If you are Swedish and wanna spice your taco friday up, try quesadillas. If you aren’t Swedish but love Mexican food, here’s a recipe for you too!

Here’s a fun way to make homemade Quesadillas; In the waffle maker! Maybe not what you would’ve thought of at first, but it’s both practical and delicious! There are no particular ingredient amounts to this recipe – it depends on how many you are making, but this was what I put on mine. Serve with your favorite toppings, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or whatever you feel like!

Recipe / Recept

Tortilla breads / Tortilla bröd

Mushrooms / Champinjoner

Garlic / Vitlök

Salsa / Salsa

Red onion /  Röd lök

Cheese / Ost

Red pepper / röd paprika

1. Start by heating the waffle maker. / Hetta upp våffeljärnet.

2. Slice the mushrooms, sauté in butter with garlic. / Skiva champinjonerna, stek i smör tillsammans med vitlök.

3. Spread your toppings on one tortilla bread. / Strö ut dina toppings på ett tortilla bröd.

4. Finish of with a second bread. / Toppa med ett till bröd.

5. Cook in the waffle maker until the cheese is melted. / Grädda i våffeljärnet tills osten har smält.

6. Cut in slices. / Skär i bitar.

7. Serve with your favorite toppings. / Servera med dina favorit toppings.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Giant Swedish Cinnamon Buns / Superstora (och supergoda) Kanelbullar

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If you haven’t tried Swedish cinnamon buns yet, you have too! This is the third twist on this delicious pastry I’m posting on the blog. The secret to a perfect cinnamon bun is to not add too much flour, and to roll out the dough super thinly. This creates more layers in the bun, and therefore allows for the filling to be spread out further. The buns are perfectly fine to put in the freezer, and then microwave for the right occasion. They’re perfect to a cup of coffee or just a traditional glass of milk!

Recipe / Recept 

20 g of instant yeast / 50 g jäst

2 cups of whole milk / 5 dl röd mjölk

0.4 cups of sugar / 1 dl socker

 3.5 ounces of butter / 100 g smör

 1/2 of teaspoon salt / 1/2 tsk salt

2 teaspoons of cardamom  / 2 tsk kardemumma

about 4-5 cups of flour / 10-12 dl vetemjöl

Filling / Fyllning

Butter / Smör

Cinnamon / Kanel

Cardamom / Kardemumma

Sugar / Socker 

1 egg / 1 ägg

1. Heat the milk until body temperature. / Värm mjölken till rumstemperatur.

2. Pour the milk over the yeast and resolve. / Häll mjölken över smulad jäst och låt lösas upp.

3. Add sugar, butter, salt and cardamom. / Tillsätt socker, smör, salt och kardemumma.

4. Add the flour, bit by bit. / Tillsätt mjölet, lite i taget, du kan använda degkrokarna på vispen.

5. When the dough just releases from the edges, stop adding flour. / När degen precis lossnar från kanterna räcker det med mjöl.

6. Let rise for 30 min under a kitchen towel. / Låt jäsa i 30 min under en kökshandduk.

7. Roll the dough out thinly, 1/3 at a time. / Kavla ut degen tunt, 1/3 i taget.

8. Spread the dough with butter, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. / Bred på smör, kanel, kardemumma och socker.

9. Roll the dough on the long side, make sure it’s tight. / Rulla degen på den långa sidan, se till att den är tight.

10. Cut the dough from the top, like you can see here, but instead of doing it 3 times, do a fourth cut and fold over. / Klipp degen från ovansidan i en fläta, som du kan se här, men klipp en fjärde gång och vik över.

11. Place them straight on a baking sheet with a non stick paper, they’re too big for the molds. / Lägg bullarna direkt på en plåt med bakplåtspapper, dom är för stora för bullformarna.

12. Let rise for 30 min. / Låt jäsa i 30 min.

13. Heat the oven to 480 F. / Sätt ugnen på 250 grader.

14. Brush the buns with a whipped egg, sprinkle over pearl sugar. / Pensla bullarna med ett ägg och strö över pärlsocker.

15. Bake in the oven for about 8 min, or until golden. / Grädda i ca 8 min, eller tills gyllene på toppen.

16. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

17. Done! / Klart!

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