January 29, 2013

Semlor

Semla (plural - semlor)) is probably one of the most typical Swedish pastries (and princess cake of course) I can think of. It's made out of a wheat flour bun seasoned with cardamom, filled with almond paste and whipped cream. Traditionally they're eaten on "Fat Tuesday" (the last day before the lenten fast) but nowadays you can find them in pretty much any café or bakery in Sweden from new years until easter. I can honestly say I don't know much about their history, but I do know that they're delicious! Some people like to eat them from a bowl of hot milk - this is called "hetvägg" ("hot wall", I know, weird!) but I prefer eating them the way they are.

I also made som untraditional ones - chocolate with Nutella filling. I prefer the regular ones though, but if you feel like making chocolate semlor, just replace 4 tbsp of the flour with cocoa powder and add some cocoa powder to the whipped cream.

The video below shows how I make them!

Click image below to view recipe!









January 27, 2013

Chocolate mascarpone cake with berries

As usual, I have so much more important things to do than making blogposts and recording videos. Therefore, I made two new blogposts and two new videos (because I love making them!). Of course.
I'm a huge procrastinator. I think I need to write more notes.

Anyway, this cake was actually a practice round for an episode of a tv show I'm going to be on. So in about a week or so I will be going to Finland for the first time in my life. Very exciting!

Video by me (Linda Lomelino)
Music by Death in the afternoon





January 15, 2013

The big brunch post

*I know the numbers are a bit difficult to see so I'll also post them in text form! Scroll down and press "read more" in this post to see recipes.