On a weekly basis I make something we call a berry crumble. As a dessert, as an afternoon – after school – snack or even sometimes as breakfast.
With Halloween coming up, and all the sweets being eaten at this time of the year, it can be nice to try some rather natural alternatives.
This is so easy that it’s ridiculous. You’ll need dried fruit, some seeds and cacao. It takes less then 15 minutes and can easily be done by kids as well.
The Americans have their brownies. The Swedes have something we call “kladdkaka” which would be translated “sticky cake”. They are in many ways very similar, and both have the intense, sweet, chocolate flavor.
Here’s a version of, well – let’s just call it Brown Sticky Cake!
Does Cupcakes always have to be sweet? Or could you theoretically also use them in other situations? Maybe as a starter, or like a snack with tea, OR for your next cocktail party / gallery opening… (you arrange them all the time – don’t you? )
Yesterday, I made Pumpkin Cranberry Cake for dessert. A very popular one in this family. It is colorful and creamy, full of good ingredients and lots of different tastes to trigger your taste buds! And it can very well be done ahead if you’re short on time.
This is what we need!
A slice of pumpkin, butter (in the little glass), banana – actually only half of it, a lemon – the zest, 3 eggs, cranberries, in the measure cup I have almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder, and the glass bottle in the back is vinegar. Oh, and I almost forgot the best part… Dark chocolate!!!
When we lived in Dubai, we were told about a guy who got arrested at customs when entering the country. He had poppy seeds in his hand luggage, and the custom officers didn’t believe his story – that this was for his colleague’s wife (our German neighbor) who wanted to use it for baking. So, my Dubai friends – you know the saying “Don’t try this at home”!
We hear it all the time these days – eggs are the perfect breakfast food. And I’m happy to eat them in any form (almost! – not raw! Even the thought creeps me out!). My son however, has been a no eggs person since birth. So one way to get him to eat eggs is to make pancakes. With lots of eggs. He loves that! Me too!
Bread. That’s the answer to the question – What food do you miss the most? Since giving up sugar and flour – eating low carb – bread is actually the only thing I miss (from time to time). As a swede, I was almost addicted to the many different crisp bread available up north. But there is a simple solution. Even quicker than running to the store and buying “Wasa”. And it’s tasty!
4 Basic ingredience needed – sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, salt and water – with possibility for a few extras to adjust the taste. I like to add an oil and some spice or herbs.
You know those mornings when you wake up early, open your eyes and – pling – you just know you have to have Blueberry Vanilla Muffins for breakfast? Anyone? No? Well, maybe that’s just me then.