Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Kladdkaka

November 28, 2015

It’s almost Christmas… So you know what that means. Time to eat cake!

Kladdkaka is a traditional Swedish sticky chocolate cake. It’s gooey and oh so good.

A quick and easy recipe that’s ready to eat in an hour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of powdered unsweetened cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Use a spring form 9 inch pan. Butter and flour the pan and set aside.

Sift together the flour, salt and cocoa powder and set aside.

Wisk the eggs and sugar until fluffy and then slowly fold in the flour mixture, then the vanilla and the butter. Don’t over mix, you want as much volume as possible or you’ll get a pancake. But you do want it blended enough. Tricky I know.

Bake on the lower rack for about 28 to 32 minutes. The edges should be done but the center still slightly gooey. Use a toothpick to test. It should come out clean on the edges but slightly gooey in the center. If you over cook it you will get brownies…. but just as good.

Let cool and then dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream!

The cake will look great on our Kastehelmi Cake Platter from iittala. Available here @ scandinaviangrace.com. After all presentation is important.

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Tanssi

November 21, 2015

 tanssi foxes

The new Tanssi collection from Iittala is gorgeous.

The Tanssi collection was designed by Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. Created for the Finnish National Opera production of The Cunning Little Vixen. The Czech opera tells the story of the coexistence of animals and humans in this mystical forest.

The combination of tableware, pillows, tea towels, tins and even a table runner, will help to create a beautiful table setting for the holidays. Your guest will be jealous!

The Tanssi collection can be purchased here @ scandinaviangrace.com

Midsommar

June 7, 2012

It’s almost Midsommar! The shortest night of the year. You have to pick seven flowers and place them under your pillow. Then you will dream of the one you’ll marry.

We are all stocked up with the godis! We have…. Marabou chocolates. Kex, absoluta favorit! Daim bars. Hafi preserves. Anna’s thins. Ballerina cookies, yate god! Lakerol sugar-free pastilles. Finnish licorice, salty fish, sweet bars and bites. La pipette licorice pipes, my favorite. Knackebrod, crisp bread in rounds and wedges. Abbas’ herrings and Kalles creamed smoked roe to spread on your crisp bread.

We also have Hafi syrups, Lingonberry and Elderberry flower concentrate. Perfect to make ice-cream or summer drinks.

So stop by our store and stock up in time for Midsommar!

Midsommar ice-cream and drink recipes:

Lingonberry Cocktail:
1 1/2 ounce vodka, 1 ounce lingonberry syrup, juice of half orange and half grapefruit, dash of bitters, twist of lime.

Elderberry Martini:
3 ounces of vodka, 3 ounces of elderberry syrup, twist of lime.

Elderberry and Honey Ice-cream:
2 cups half and half, 1 cup light cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup elderberry syrup, 1/2 cup of honey.
In sauce pan combine ingredients and bring to a slight simmer. Remove from heat, let cool, then chill. Put mixture into ice-cream machine.
Hint: Once it’s ready, add chopped up Daim or Kex!

Lingonberry Sorbet:
2/3 cup of lingonberry syrup, 2/3 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 table spoons of vodka (optional).
In a sauce pan combine ingredients and bring to a slight simmer. Remove from heat, let cool, then chill. Put mixture into ice-cream machine.

godis, godis

Can’t make up my mind…