Super Simple Gluten Free Strawberry Tarte

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Lots of snack hacks lately! I must admit that it’s been fun to find a different format of the blog, since after three years it can feel somewhat mundane to stay blogging the same way. Doing something different makes you realize and remember how fun and inspiring the blog actually can be (and that some people actually are reading it… 🙂 ). Spring has finally come to DC, and despite runny eyes and a lot of sneezing (and some claratin) it’s gorgeous out! Also, the times of somewhat mundane fruits and vegetables are coming to an end, and there’s finally AMAZING berries in the stores again. This strawberry tart is super easy to make, yet so beautiful and eye catching! In this recipe, I used whipped cream for the filling, but for a healthier version, you could switch it out for greek yogurt! Happy Baking!

Recipe / Recept 

Crust / Botten

1.5 cups of oat or almond flour / 3.75 dl havre eller mandelmjöl 

0.5 cups of coconut oil / 1.25 dl kokosolja 

1 tbsp of sugar / 1 msk socker 

a pinch of salt / en nypa salt 

1 egg / 1 ägg 

Filling / Fyllning 

1.2 cups of whipping cream / 3 dl grädde 

1 lemon / 1 citron 

1 lime / 1 lime 

powdered sugar after taste / florsocker efter smak 

strawberries / jordgubbar 

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

2. In a food processor, mix together all the ingredients for the crust. / I en mixer, blanda alla ingredienser till degen.

3. Push out in a spring form. / Tryck ut i en springform.

4. Bake for 12 min. / Grädda i 12 min.

5. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

6. Whisk the cream. / Vispa grädden.

7. Grate lemon and lime zest. / Riv citron och limeskal.

8. Mix in with the cream + a little juice. / Blanda i grädden + lite saft.

9. Add sugar to taste. / Blanda i socker efter smak.

10. Slice the strawberries. / Skiva jordgubbarna.

11. Spread one layer of cream on the crust, and add the strawberries around the edges, and continue building layers. / Bred ut grädde på pajbotten och lägg skivade jordgubbar i kanterna, fortsätt bygga upp pajen.

12. Done! / Klart!

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Snack Hacks: Watermelon Salad

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Recipe / Recept 

1 watermelon / 1 vattenmelon

1 cucumber / 1 gurka

1/2 lime / 1/2 lime

mint / mynta

1. Scoop out the watermelon. / Ta ut köttet ur vattenmelonen. Spara skalet.

2. Cut up cucumber and mint. / Skär upp gurka och mint.

3. Cut the watermelon meat in cubes. / Skär vattenmelon köttet i bitar.

4. Mix everything and squeeze over lime. / Blanda allt och pressa över lime.

5. Serve in the watermelon shell. / Servera i vattenmelon skalet.

6. Done! / Klart!

Snack Hacks: Froberry Pops

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Recipe / Recept 

yogurt / yoghurt 

frozen blueberries / frysta blåbär

1. Prepare small cups and sticks. / Förbered små plastmuggar och pinnar.

2. Heat up the blueberries. / Värm upp blåbären.

3. Layer yogurt and blueberries. / Lägg blåbär och yoghurt i lager.

4. Stick in the stick. / Stick i pinnen.

5. Freeze for at least 4 h. / Frys i minst 4 timmar.

6. Let sit in room temperature for 5 min before taking them out of the plastic mug, or, carefully run the mug under water for about 20 sec. / Låt stå i rumstemperatur i ca 5 min innan du tar ut dom, eller spola muggen i vatten i ca 20 sec.

7. Done! / Enjoy!

Snack Hacks: Chia Pudding with Blueberries

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Recipe / Recept 

3 tbsp of chia seeds / 3 msk chiafrön 

0.4-0.6 cups of almond coconut milk / 1-1.2 dl mandel kokosmjölk 

blueberries / blåbär 

1.Mix chia seeds & milk. / Blanda chiafrön med mjölk.

2. Let sit in the fridge for about 4 hours or over night. / Låt stå i kylen i ca 4 timmar eller över natten.

3. Mix and top with blueberries. / Blanda och toppa med blåbär.

4. Done! / Klart!

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Snack Hacks: Easiest 1-min Banana Ice Cream

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Recipe / Recept 

2 bananas / 2 bananer 

1 tbsp of peanut butter / 1 msk jordnötssmör

raw cacao nibs / råa kakao nibs 

1. Cut up the bananas and freeze for at least 4 hours or over night. / Skär upp bananerna och frys i minst 4 timmar eller över natten.

2. In a food processor, mix the bananas with peanut butter until ice cream consistency. / I en mixer, mixa bananer med jordnötssmör tills det blir glass konsistens.

3. Top with cacao nibs. / Toppa med kakao nibs.

4. Enjoy!!

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Snack Hacks: Warm Cinna Spiced Apples

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Recipe / Recept 

1 Apple / 1 Äpple 

1 tbsp of sugar / 1 msk socker 

0.5 tbsp of cinnamon / 0.5 msk kanel 

1 tsp of coconut oil / 1 tsk kokosolja 

yogurt / yoghurt 

1.Slice the apple. / Skiva äpplet.

2. Mix the cinnamon and sugar. / Blanda socker och kanel.

3. Lightly coat the apple slices in the cinnamon sugar. / Vänd äppelskivorna i kanel-sockret.

4. Heat up a pan with coconut oil. / Värm up en panna med kokosolja.

5. Sautée the apples for about 5 min on the first side and 2 min on the other side, or until a little golden. / Stek äppelskivorna ca 5 min på första sidan och 2 min på den andra sidan, eller tills gyllene.

6. Serve with yogurt. / Servera med yoghurt.

7. Done! / Klart!

Snack Hacks – Banana Pancakes

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Recept (5 små pannkakor) / Recipe ( 5 small pancakes)

1 ägg / 1 egg

1 banan / 1 banana

lite kanel / a pinch of cinnamon

lite kardemumma / a pinch of cardamom 

1. Mosa bananen och blanda med ägget. Tillsätt kryddorna. / Mash the banana and mix with the egg. Add the spices.

2. Stek som vanliga pannkakor. Se till att inte lägga för mycket smet i stekpannan, då det kan bli äggröra. / Cook as normal pancakes. Make sure to not pour to much of the mixture in at the same time, since that will make scrambled eggs.

3. Klart! / Done!

P.S… Gott att ha bär till! / Wonderful with berries.

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Repost: Mini Vacuum Cleaners (Traditional Swedish Pastry) – Mini Dammsugare

Today is the Vaccum Cleaner Pastry day in Sweden! So here comes my best recipe again!

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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.

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. Wrap 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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Gluten Free Almond Flour Blondies – Glutenfria Mandelmjöls Blondies

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Ok, this is definitely one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten. I’ve never made blondies before because who doesn’t want all the chocolate one can have? Yet, I wanted to make something else than brownies and something else than chocolate, since I realize that is the most popular theme when it comes to baking here on the blog. So after some research I tried making these blondies, since it seemed to be the most popular recipe on -the internet-. I decreased the amount of brown sugar by accident, but they were still really sweet, and increased the amount of salt, because I love the sweet & salt flavor together. I also left out the white chocolate chips and the pecans, mostly because I didn’t have it at home. Although, THEY WERE SO SO GOOD. Honestly, they were very delicious. Although, I didn’t get the texture to become brownie like despite double time in the oven, so I would more so call it a blondie cake, nonetheless, you should make them too!

Recipe / Recept 

1/2 cup of butter / 110 g smör 

1/2 cups of brown sugar / 1.25 dl muscavado socker 

1/2 cup of white sugar / 1.25 dl vanligt socker 

2 eggs / 2 ägg

2 tsp of vanilla / 2 tsk vaniljsocker 

1 3/4 cups of almond flour  / 4.2 dl mandelmjöl 

1 tsp baking powder / 1 tsk bakpulver 

1 tsp salt / 1 tsk salt 

1 cups of chocolate chips / 2.5 dl chocolate chips 

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

2. Mix together butter and sugars until fluffy. / Vispa ihop socker och smör tills det är fluffigt.

3. Mix in the eggs. / Vispa i äggen.

4. Add all other ingredients except chocolate chips. / Blanda i alla andra ingredienser utan chocolate chips.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips. / Vik in chocolate chipsen.

6. Bake for 20-25 min (Mine took 45 min.). / Grädda i ca 20-25 min (mina tog 45 min).

7. Let cool. / Låt svalna.

8. Done! / Klart!

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Stove top Upside Down Apple Cake – Upp och Ner Äpple Kaka i Kastrull

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Yes, here comes another recipe from the inspiring facebook videos, but this time from tastemade. I thought it looked amazing to be able to cook a whole upside down cake in a pot on the stove, and clearly just had to try. The result? Well, if you’re eating the cake right away, it’s delicious! But if you’re saving it for later, it becomes dry. Not sure if it was my technique / heat being too high, or if this is a result of the stove top cooking, nonetheless, it’s easy & quick to make!

Recipe / Recept

1 apple / 1 äpple

2/3 cups sugar / 1,8 dl socker 

2 eggs / 2 ägg

1/4 cup of sugar / 0,6 dl socker 

1/3 cup of butter / 75 g smör

1 tsp vanilla / 1 tsk vaniljsocker 

2 tbsp cinnamon / 2 msk kanel

1 tbsp of brandy / 1 msk konjak

2/3 cups of flour / 1,8 dl mjöl

1/5 cup of almond flour / 0,5 dl mandelmjöl 

1/2 tsp baking powder / 0,5 tsk bakpulver 

yogurt / yoghurt 

1.Start by cutting the apples in small cubes. / Börja med att skära äpplet i små fyrkanter.

2.Heat up the 1/5 cups of sugar in a pot. / Värm upp 1 dl socker i en tjockbottnad kastrull.

3. When it starts to brown, add in 2 tbsp of water + apples. / När det börjar bli brunt, lägg i 2 msk vatten + äpplen.

4. Set aside. / Ställ åt sidan.

5. Mix together eggs + 1/4 cup of sugar. / Blanda samman ägg och 0,6 dl socker, vispa.

6. Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and brandy. / Blanda i mjölet, bakpulvret, kanel, vaniljsocker och konjak.

7. Melt the butter and mix in. / Smält smöret och blanda i.

9. Pour the batter over the apples, and cook on low heat with a lid i ca 10 min. / Bred på smeten over äpplena och grädda på låg värme under lock i ca 10 min.

10. Let cool for about 5 min. / Låt svalna ca 5 min.

11. Flip upside down. / Vänd kastrullen upp och ner.

12. Serve with yogurt. / Servera med yoghurt.

13. Done! / Klart!

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