Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

My cheesecake, going more for pools of sauce than anything else

Being big America-fans, we obviously like to celebrate 4th of July. This year, we invited our fellow US-loving friends Lena and Nico for a barbecue. We had burgers with cole slaw, guacamole and tortilla chips, a grape-avocado salsa, fried potatoes and home made onion rings. Yum!

Just the guests missing

And dessert was a frozen lemon cheesecake with blueberry and strawberry sauces. The sauces were incredibly delicious - and the simplest thing ever. You need a special kind of white syrup available in Sweden - it's basically liquid sugar - and an immersion blender. Just take 100 ml or so of syrup, add berries and blitz. Add more berries, or syrup, to taste. It's that simple. And it's that good. I could eat the strawberry sauce all day long. (And thankfully, I made extra.

Everyone got to do their own plating.

Lena went for one stripe, then a blob.

Nico did pretty stripes, but didn't try for stars.

And Per kind of made stars, and one stripe. A big one.


The Öbergs said...

Happy 4th to you, Anne! The dog & cat's rabies came back and they are GOOD TO GO! Bought our tickets - will be there in October. Hope to celebrate next 4th in Sweden. Have fun in London - we love Bella Italia (I think) off Oxford Street near Marks & Spencer - it's on a side street but can't remember the name. Sorry - looks like you have plenty of suggestions!

Joe said...

What a great feast for the 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

Wow your dinner sounds wonderful. We had rain. And I love the sauces and everyone's individual style! Fun

A said...

We went to Texas Longhorn with friends and had some steak and fajitas. It's a good thing to be crazy about both the US and France. Next celebration is just 9 days away now!