FIKA FRIDAY BAKE

KLADDKAKA

Kladdkaka, it even has its own day in Sweden now. This is my go to recipe. A super swift and easy, the one I know the ingredients by heart. And the one you can mess around with and it will still taste amazing every time.

There are so many different versions how to make Kladdkaka, but this is my recipe. The secret to a good kladdkaka is not to beat the eggs. So do not use a electrical mixer. And it should be gooey in the middle, I never bake them longer than 15-20 minutes. These are perfect straight from the oven with whipped cream, ice cream or just straight from the baking tray with a spoon (yes I have done that). But they are equally good the day after as when they cool down they create a very nice sticky flavor in the middle and crisp outside. Mmm yummy!!

The story behind a kladdkaka is basically that someone was making a brownie and forgot to add baking powder! Some mistakes are indeed good mistakes!! However I am not sure that is true as I have heard a few other stories as well!

Right lets get on with it! Remember 1 dl is 100 ml!

Oven on at 175 degrees

Ingredients:

  • 100 g melted butter
  • 2 egg
  • 3 dl sugar
  • 1.5 dl plain flour
  • 2.5 tsp vanilla sugar (use 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder (good quality, the darker and less sugar the better)

Then you can add nuts, sweets or like we did today some chopped bits of dark chocolate. At Christmas we add pepparkaks (gingerbread) spices (ginger, cardamon, cinnamon and gloves) and it is just heavenly!

Mix egg and sugar, let sit while you melt the butter. Then add flour, vanilla and cocoa powder, gently stir and last add butter. Pour in to baking mould and straight in the oven. Bake for about 15-20 min. It should be a bit wobbly in the middle but not raw looking. We made cupcakes today so I baked them for 8 minutes.

ENJOY!!

Well this treat will be at the shop for our first FIKA FRIDAY once we reopen again! Mmm it smells pretty good here. All week we have created Easter cards and letters to our local friends and we will go out for a little walk and deliver these. But first its FIKA time

Charlotte xx

FIKA FRIDAY Baking Time

Right!! I have not worked out how to do the IGTV on Instagram (or perhaps I have not even looked at how). But here is a recipe from today’s bake. I have an old beaten up cookbook I brought with me from Sweden, it is falling apart but I did treat myself a few years ago when we sold Arne Jacobsen Design Letters designs. It is still in its plastic so maybe now is the time to try ALL the recipes and keep the best and add some new favourites.

What we made today, well I would not say they are Swedish at all, but the girls picked them and they are well tasty so here we go!

Homemade Snickers
Homemade snickers

Today’s bake was Homemade Snickers!

Always choose good quality ingredients.

Here we used good palm free crunchy peanut butter.

Chocolate, well we are a mixed family, 2 like dark and one like white and one does not care.

When I bake I still use dl and l. But a simple guide is to think 1 dl is 100 ml.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 dl cereal, you can use rice crisp or cornflakes or whatever you have at home
  • 1 dl caster sugar
  • 2 dl golden syrup
  • 1 jar peanut butter (225g)
  • 1 tsk vanilla sugar or alternatively 1 tsk vanilla extract
  • 1 dl coconut
  • 250 g chocolate of your choice

Mix sugar, peanut butter and golden syrup in a pan, heat up but avoid bringing to boil

Mix cereal, coconut and vanilla sugar in another bowl, if you like, smash the cereal so it does not have too big pieces but not too small either. Lagom is a good Swedish word to use here.

Add the warm mix with the cold and mix together. Use a tray, approx 20×30 cm size but if you like thicker bites then get a smaller tray. Flatten the mix in the tray.

Melt the chocolate using the the water bath method and spread on the top.

Let it cool down in the fridge before cutting in to squares (or whatever shape you like) and then ENJOY!!!

Keep in a sealed container in the fridge if any left!

Right not a Swedish recipe but a very very tasty one! I definitely do not need any dinner tonight!

Charlotte x

Day 7

FIKA FRIDAY

Chocolate Balls

What is FIKA FRIDAY? Fika Friday is a little event at the shop on a Friday morning once a month. Homemade Swedish treats and cup of coffee/tea on us while you come in and browse around the shop.

The plan is that it will be a monthly event and I think we will continue this once we are back to normality (let us hope it will be sooner rather than later).

It became quite popular, some of the Fridays were busy, some less, but in general it has been a success. So once we are back up, meet up with a friend and wander around Bruntsfield and Morningside and stop by for a tasty treat and perhaps even a little treat for your home too. If you like to know more about FIKA, well click here! It is a very very Swedish thing and part of our culture!

While I was going though images yesterday I fund lots of fun photos and a realised a lot of baking does go on in our house. Hmm what can we bake today? You baking anything special? Let me know!!

Today I have done my final walk for WALK ALL OVER CANCER for Cancer Research! At least 10000 steps a day every day in March! Final week was really difficult and I have really struggled but it has been very good for my mind as closing our business has hit me hard. There is still time to donate so head over to my just give page by clicking here!

No it is time for homeschooling. The girls are on a roll at the moment and I am feeling ok about it but it truly is difficult and I am really grateful for teachers!!!

Have a fab day

Charlotte xx