Monday, December 31, 2007

Perfect with Champagne


Happy New Year!

May you all have lovely celebrations tonight with the ones you love, and may you all have a very, very, very happy 2008!

Me, I'm cooking for four tonight, just us and our dear friends Tesse & Danne who are basically family. We're having this little number as a small appetizer, perfect with the first bottle of champagne. (Moët & Chandon is what we'll have.) I got the recipe from my mother in law who made this for us the last time we were visiting, and it's absolutely great! I add a bit of finely chopped red onion for some extra bite.

You do need soft, thin breads to make this. Swedish thin bread is often made with rye and slightly sweet - and you might not be able to find exactly that, but the idea is to have something fairly neutral to roll this up in, and I'm sure you can think of a creative substitute.

Hot Rolls with Ham & Parmesan

3 soft thin breads
100 g ham - you can use air-cured ham like Serrano or Parma, or regular smoked ham, depending on your preferences
150-200 g parmesan, grated
100 ml (or so) thick yogurt
1-2 tsp sambal oelek (or any other chilli paste)
1/2 small red onion

Cut the ham in really small dice, and mix with parmesan, onions, sambal oelek and enough yogurt to bind it all together. Spread this on the breads, and roll them up tightly. Wrap in plastic and place in the fridge for a while to give the mixture time to set. Cut into bite-sized pieces, and place them on an oven-proof tray. Bake at 200°C for 5-6 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Varma tunnbrödsnittar med skinka och parmesan


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

These sound delicious Anne. Happy New Year to yuou and your loved ones. Keep up all the delicious posts in 2008!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Anne! Love your blog! My grandmother was Swedish and I enjoy teaching my children some Swedish recipes and traditions. Do you know of any other sites with authentic Swedish recipes? TIA!

We hope to visit Sweden someday soon.

Anne said...

Bellini Valli - thank you very much, and happy new year to you, too!

Kalena - how lovely! You can check out - they have some good recipes. I really recommend the cookbook Very Swedish from Max Ström publishers - I don't think it's sold outside Sweden, but the publishers are great and can hopefully help in that matter.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Anne! I'll check out the site and research how to order that cookbook.

Grace Ediza Virlouvet said...

looks yummy and easy too! Happy New year! Cheers!

Lotta K said...

I would use tortillas for anything like this.