Kladdkaka! (Swedish chocolate mud cake)

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The kladdkaka is a dense, sticky cake with a gooey center that all swedes love, and it’s super easy to make. It’s also very satisfying and a small piece goes a long way (for most people).

All you need is:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2,5 dl sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 100 gram butter (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Cat’s are excellent helpers in the kitchen

How to make it

  1. Set the oven to 175 degrees C (350 F)
  2. Melt the butter
  3. Mix sugar and eggs
  4. Add all the other ingredients and mix together, try to avoid getting to much air in
  5. Pour the mixture into your cake tin
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 min
  7. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream and/or berries 🙂
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Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture from the side where you can see all the gooeyness, and when I remembered it there was obviously no cake left :/

How to make hats for your cats, a.k.a. how to make your cats hate you

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So what can you do when you have four cats and are extremely bored? The answer is hats, because why not? So my sister and I decided to make a different kind of hat for every cat. We made a tophat for Romeo, a “lady hat” for Tindra, a chefs hat for Ramses (that they all have to wear now  if they wanna “help” me cook) and finally a fez for Rubin, because fezzes are cool.

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They are about 80% toilet paper rolls, 15% paint, 10% tape, 5% super glue and 1% normal printer paper. (math is hard)

 

I recommend you to try the hat on a cat once it’s assembled

To make the top hat you just cut out the “height” of the hat, then cut up the rest of the roll so you get a rectangle. From this rectangle you make 2 circles, one smaller and one bigger, use the height roll to guide you. Glue it all together (I recommend super glue) and let it dry for a few minutes. Paint it and add a strip of paper around it. Done!

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Unfortunately Tindra is mentally unstable so this is the only picture I managed to take before she almost killed me.

To make the “lady hat” you do pretty much the same. The height is a lot less and the lower circle thingy is a lot bigger. Paint it and when it’s dry you can add a strip of paper around and a bow. The bow is just a folded paper strip that you kinda wrinkle in the middle and then add another little piece of paper in the middle.

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It really helps if you find some random round things with the right size. It’s dried catnip in the thingy.

The chefs hat is the trickiest. First you cut out the “base” and then you cut out strips from the roll. You are gonna need a lot of glue, tape and patience. There are gonna be a lot of space between the strips but just cover it with tape from the inside and use a lot of glue on the top to hold it together. Paint it and it’s finished.

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To make the fez you have to first cut out your desired height and then cut out a “pizza slice” and glue/tape it together to make it narrower at the top. Cut out a a circle for the top, glue and paint.

Now you’re ready to make your cats hate you.

My Summer Bucket List!

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Time flies by way to quickly during the summer break. To make the most of it I’ve made a bucket list that I will (kinda) try to complete. I will also try to document as many as possible of these and I will probably add more to the list, feel free to come with suggestions 🙂

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Here in Gothenburg we have the biggest amusement park in Sweden, Liseberg, they also have a ferris wheel 🙂 . Universeum is the largest science center in the Nordic region, they have a rainforest with animals, huge aquariums, technology and experiments.

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Slottskogen is a large park and also a zoo for mainly swedish animals but they also have penguins 🙂

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Kulturkalaset is a huge, week long culture festival. The programme consists of over 1 000 things to do, see and listen to. Opera, art, music, carnival, theatre, literature and films. As well as food culture, local bands and superstars.

Homemade pizza

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When the fridge and freezer are pretty much empty you can always make pizza. Only your imagination sets the limit to what you can put on it. I put chicken, eggs, cheese and parsley on mine 🙂

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For the dough:

  • 5 dl flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 dl milk
  • 1/2 dl olive oil

Mix all the dry ingredients before you knead everything together. Flatten with your hands or a rolling pin. Remember to put it on a non stick surface, I highly recommend IKEA’s oven mat that you can use over and over again.

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • oregano, salt and pepper to taste

Simply mix all the ingredients in a pot on the stove and cover the pizza with it. Now you can but pretty much anything on the pizza, just remember that more stuff requires longer time in the oven. Bake at 250 degrees C (480 F) for 15-20 min.

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Food is always better with company

 

A day at the lake

Found a nice spot

Today was a cloudy and cold day, but at least no rain, so I decided to go fishing at the lake. I haven’t done that for years and had to google how to do the knots when I finally got there. I also took Caspian with me and my brother. After almost 4 hours of fishing I finally got a tiny perch, but at least the weather got really nice and the cats are probably gonna enjoy some fresh fish.

Deep Purple at Liseberg

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So I’ve finally seen Deep Purple! I’ve wanted to see them for years. At least a third of the audience had grey hair but it was still a very nice concert and old people don’t have the energy to push you as much as young people do. 😉 the best part was obviously when they started playing “smoke on the water”, it was like the whole audience had just waited for that moment, but the whole concert was very enjoyable 🙂