Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rhubarb Cake | Recipe

Why is it that most social things are based around food and mostly unhealthy food? Like cake and candy? When we want to have a good time we go out and buy all of these unhealthy things (not that there is anything wrong with that once in a while, I love me some cake we all know THAT!)
But honestly I appreciate social time more when I am doing/eating healthy things.

Anyway some time ago one of my besties came to visit for the first time after I moved to Malmö and since we are both good at being bad when it comes to eating healthy, I decided that we were gonna have fun and eat a lot of delicious healthy things, forgot about healthy and baked a rhubarb cake, perfect for summer,  I'm so bad haahahah! If you would like to try, here's the recipe.

You will need:

- 2 dl sugar
- 3 eggs
- 100 g meltet butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanillasugar (you can substitute it with vanilla extract)
- zest of 1 lemon (or 2 limes)
- 4 dl flour
- 1 dl yogurt
-  1 ½ dl milk
- 4 rhubarb stalks cut in 1 cm pieces

Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius (390 degrees fahrenheit)

Whip egg and sugar together until fluffy, add  meltet butter, milk and yogurt and mix.
Mix flour, vanillasugar and lemon zest. Add it slowly untill it's all well combined. Lastly fold in the rhubarb pieces.
Prepare a springform pan by giving it a genereous coat of butter and pour the batter in, and put on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. Every oven is different so keep an eye on it.

Enjoy with fresh berries and sourcream, so delicious!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Elderflower Goodness | Recipe

The last couple of days the weather here in Malmö have been amazing, which makes me all giddy to get outside and be with nature, when I was child be would plant all sorts of fruit and vegetables and makes the most delicious food, desert and drinks of them and that has definitely stuck with me. I miss the feeling of planting, nurturing and seeing a garden come to life. Since we don't have a garden i make do with just making delicious foods and drink with everything that screams summer! And since the weather had been so good for a little while I knew that all the lovely elder-flower trees must have bloomed, which means it's time for elder-flower cordial. It's such a delicious treat, it tastes like summer, flowers and sunny warm days.

You'll need:

- 20 elder-flower screens
- 25 g citric acid powder
- 1-2 sliced lemons
- 750 g sugar
- 250 g brown sugar
- 1 L boiling water + enough to scald the container
- 1 tsp atamon + enough to rinse the container in (you can leave this out if you plan on using the whole batch within a week)
And some kind of container that will lock airtight.

Boil the water. While the water is boiling put the elder-flowers in a big bowl that you can fit a lid on, add all the other ingredients and then pour over the boiling water. Stir well and put the lid on, let it sit for 5 days, remember to stir once or twice everyday to make all the sugars melt. On the 5th day you are ready to bottle it up!
Start by sifting the cordial and then scalding the containers and then rinsing them with atamon. After that you can fill up the containers and you have a delicious summer drink. Dilute it with water after your taste, serve with ice cubes and sliced lemons. Enjoy!

One batch makes around 1,25 L/42 oz which you might think is an awkward amount but then you can bottle most of it and enjoy some at the same time !
I always double the batch since it doesn't last for long in this house ;)

Happy Summer!

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