When I grew up, in Sweden, there was one baking book that pretty much everyone had. Of course also I have a copy of it, and there is one recipe that I’ve made about a 100 times – because my kids love these cookies just as much as I. They are called “chocolate squares” and are moist, sticky cookies with chopped nuts on. (Yeah, that does sound weird – I know!)
After coming up with a great recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies that contains no traditional flour and no sugar and still taste fabulous – I knew it must be possible to make these as well. After a few test runs – this is actually pretty much the perfect “chokladrutor” (chocolate squares) if I may say so myself. Below – the original and the copy !
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!
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!