Thursday, July 31, 2014

Folkets Falafel, Malmö

We're still in skåne, having a great time. Today, we've been to Folkets Park in Malmö which has a great playground. And just outside, on Trelleborgsgatan, is one of Malmö's many falafel & kebab restaurants, Folkets Falafel. You can't get this sort of fast food better anywhere else in Sweden - Malmö is outstanding.

I had a wrap with falafel - basically spiced chickpea fritters - and fried
Halloumi. It was also stuffed with salad, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and parsley, and a mild garlic sauce. So amazingly yummy. And at a mere 30:-, a fantastic deal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crock-Pot Ricecooker

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I've always wanted a good rice cooker. I've eyed those expensive Japanese ones, and I've really wanted one of those, but they're not easy to get here and besides, they're SO expensive. We bought a super cheap one a few years ago, and hated it. Then a few weeks ago, we were browsing at a kitchen-stuff store and decided on a whim to get this one. It's pretty nice! I like that it has a steam basket on top so you can steam something while cooking the rice, or just use it for steaming.

Still, I need to work on the rice. Maybe use a specific type of rice? First try came out way too soft and mushy. Second attempt was ok, but not great. Any tips for me?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

I hate posting without photos, but.. I have losing recipes, too. So before I forget, let me just post this one...

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles
about 30

200 g hazelnut chocolate (Swedish Schweizernöt is ideal)
80 g dark chocolate
100 ml cream
1 tbsp butter, at room temperature

Finely chop the chocolate. Heat the cream until boiling, and pour over the chocolate. Let sit for a minute, add the butter, and stir until smooth. Pour into small foil cups, and chill.

Ystad: Söderberg & Sara

We're vacationing in Skåne, in southern Sweden, for a week. We've rented a house, and are exploring the surrounding towns and sights. Today, we're in Ystad. Very quaint town! We had lunch at Söderberg & Sara, a café & bakery that made into White Guide. We bought some bread to take home, and tried the pulled pork burgers for lunch. They came with a really delicious cole slaw and on brioche buns. Very yummy! Per also tried the coffee - strong and excellent - and Titus had a lovely fluffy cinnamon bun. Do visit if you can!

http://www.soderbergsara.se

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three quick dipping sauces

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We made fried chicken a few weeks ago. So, so delicious. And I happen to love my own recipe for it, so go ahead and try that!

This time, we made some simple but fun dipping sauces to go along. 

Per wanted honey-mustard, I wanted ranch and I knew our guests would like a bbq sauce so.. well, let's get to it!

Honey Mustard: 

100 ml mayonnaise
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp American yellow mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
pinch of dried tarragon
pinch of black pepper

Smoky BBQ: 

100 ml ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp American yellow mustard
½ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of black pepper
pinch of salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
tiny splash of liquid smoke 

Ranch: 

100 ml turkish or greek yogurt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp buttermilk (I use Swedish filmjölk) 
2 tsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
pinch of sugar
pinch of Italian seasoning (I used basil, tarragon, rosemary & oregano)

For all of these sauces, the method could not be simpler. Add, stir. Completely fool-proof!