Thursday before Easter is the day when, in Sweden, the witches fly off to “Blåkulla”. You can see small versions of them walking from door to door tonight, dressed with aprons, a head scarf and with freckles painted all over their cheeks. They will give you a hand painted little Easter greeting and hopefully they will get some Easter candy as a thank you. It’s a very cute tradition, and I love the trading spirit (Easter greeting – candy). I thought for today I will not give you a new recipe, but instead make a few suggestions from all the recipes we already have here at Lieselathome – what would fit for the Easter holiday? Read on for some of my favorite sweets and treats!
The perfect grain free chocolate muffin with a texture very similar to a normal old school muffin with plain flour. Possible? Yes, by coincidence I made up the recipe and it was a hit!
Recently I have discovered how useful a hand held mixer is. These days I use mine for almost all baking and when my old one suddenly died – I bought a new one the very next day. This recipe can be done without a hand held mixer, but if you have one – use it!
When combining ingredients to new recipes, I like to think of three things: taste, color and texture. In this recipe I think all three really stands out and the result is lovely, soft sweet muffins. You can easily turn them into cupcakes as well if you have a few extra minutes.
There I was, wondering how to eat more ginger. It’s supposed to be very healthy – but what do you really do with it? Bake? Why not! To balance the strong taste of the freshly grated ginger I used raspberries and the combination turned out to be absolutely amazing! This is a treat!
It’s an old tradition in Sweden to bake with saffron in December. High time is around the 13:th when Lucia – the girl with candles on her head – is coming. Yes I’m serious. Early morning December 13 there are plenty of young girls in every town, village and street, walking around, dressed in white, singing, while having a crown with burning candles on her head. So in honor of this beautiful tradition, instead of spending days trying to get candle wax out of my hair – I made these saffron muffins.
A friend once told me that we all have different love languages. We have different ways of showing our love for others. For me, food is definitely one of them. That’s why I like to start the day by waking up my loved ones to a well-prepared and tasty breakfast – to give us all a great start of the day.
Living a healthy lifestyle (Paleo, Primal, LCHF and similar) the first meal can be the most difficult one. We don’t eat bread, porridge or muesli, so what do we eat? I thought I’d show you. I’ve taken a picture of my plate every morning for the last week… Starting last sunday – here we go:
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.