Saturday, May 14, 2005


This is a cookie with daim-candy, Daim is made by Marabou, which is in turn owned by Kraft. I don't know how easily available it is worldwide (Clotilde can apparently get it in Paris), but it's generally sold abroad at Ikea - so if you're at an Ikea, pick up some Daim and try this recipe! It's really good!

The original recipe specified margarine instead of butter. I, being a bit snobbish, substituted butter. And I think that was a mistake. At least I wasn't as pleased with mine as I had been with the ones I've tasted before so.. well, maybe you should go with margarine instead. Maybe. But I'm not sure.

Daimgrottor (translates to Daim Caves)

100 g of Daim pieces (if you can only find Daim bars, use three-four, crush them roughly)
175 g melted margarine (or butter)
3 dl flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 dl sugar

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. Use small foil cups. Put 7-8 pieces of Daim in each, enough to nearly cover the bottom of the cup. (Obviously this depends on the size of your cups.) Mix the flour, sugar and baking soda. Add the melted margarine or butter, and mix into a paste. Divide this paste on top of the Daim pieces, and bake for about ten minutes. They should *not* color.


Anonymous said...

It's fairly easy getting Daim in other countries than Sweden. Here in the UK, they're called Dime, but otherwise they look and taste the same :o)

Anne said...

Cristina, thank you! That's great to know. :) I haven't seen them while in the US though, except for in IKEA, but they're probably around.

Anonymous said...

What is dl? Could you provide the recipe in cups or grams instead? Thanks a lot!

Anne said...

Anonymous - a dl is 100 ml, a tenth of a liter. A cup is about 250 ml. So, 3 dl is about 1 cup plus 3 tbsp - that will get you close enough. 1 dl is 0.4 cups. Also, a dl of flour weighs approx 65 grams. (Varying slightly.) A dl of sugar weighs 80 g. You can always use google - just enter a something like this: "100 ml in cups" and you'll get an instant conversion.

What's Baking?? said...

Looks good! We do hv Ikea here in Malaysia and they have this cake which called Daim Cake. I've been searching for the recipe but can't really get the actual one. Do you happen to have the recipe to share? My family love Daim Cake and Sweedish Meatballs at Ikea!

Anne said...

Hi! IKEA sells cakes by Almondy, and you can buy the same ones in every grocery store here in Sweden. Hence, no one makes their own and therefor it's hard to find a recipe. The classic cake is called Oscar II:s cake, and that's similar - but without chocolate. You can use that recipe, and add chopped up daim bars to the buttercream - I think it'll be pretty similar.