Kladdkaka! (Swedish chocolate mud cake)

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 ūüôā
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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 :/

A day at the lake

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.

Swedish Midsummer (part 2)

After the maypole dancing, strawberries and drinks it’s time for a swim in the sea.

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Don’t “test” the water before you jump in, just assume it’s always cold

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After the swim there is more food to eat, this time it’s grilled food on the menu.

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Portabello, meat, baked potatoes, salad and caviar in sourcream

After the barbecue it’s time for drinks and dancing, but since I can’t drink we¬†decided to go for a walk instead.

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It may look calm, but there was music playing from every house

Went up a hill go get a better view

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We saw something glowing on the ground
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No midsummer is complete without a sudden rainfall.
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Before I went to bed I put 7 different kinds of flowers under my pillow. It was too dark to find flowers so I had to use the ones from my flower crown.

Swedish Midsummer (part 1)

The¬†midsummer night is according to folklore the most magical and the border between the supernatural world and our is supposed to be at it’s thinnest.There are plenty of myths surrounding the festival. One such myth is that if young people pick 7 flowers at Midsummer and place them under their pillow they will dream of their future spouse.¬†Medical herbs picked on this night were believed to be stronger and were saved for darker¬†months.

Today midsummer is celebrated the closest Friday to the summer solstice. On midsummer everyone leaves the city to jump like a frog around a maypole, eat herring and drink a lot of alcohol.

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I made a flower wreath to wear, remember that it’s cheating to use wires or threads
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When you find cows you’re probably sufficiently far away from the city
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Dance around the maypole
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Midsummer food, herring, sour cream and new potatoes are the most important.
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No midsummer without strawberries, here served with ice cream and cream.

Tjörn

Spent the last weekend at Tj√∂rn with my boyfriend. We were just going there to cut the grass at his grandpa’s place. We had a really nice night with pizza and a walk by the water.

Marstrand

Another beautiful island on the west coast of Sweden, pictures from the 4th of june. I was there with my boyfriend and his family. We had a picnic and then took a walk around the island.