tirsdag 7. august 2012


I am going to bake some cupcakes for my friends wedding this weekend. So now I practice my baking skills. By the way, these cupcakes tastes heavenly!  ;)

Recipe for cupcakes batter:

3 eggs
3 1/2 dl sugar
225 g (8 oz) margarine
2 dl milk
5 dl flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Whisk eggs and sugar until it is fluffy.
2. Melt the butter and add the milk.
3. Add the dry ingredients into a bowl.
4. Add the dry ingredients and the mix of butter and milk alternately to the fluffy eggs.
5. Poor the batter into paper liners placed in a cupcake tray, filling each liner 3/4 full.
6. Bake the cupcakes in the middle of the oven at 180 ° C (356 F) for approx. 20 minutes.

Recipe for Butter Cream

100 g (3.5 oz) margarine
300 g (10.5 oz) sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk

1. Whisk the tempered margarine, powdered sugar and vanillaectract mixed with sugar.
2. Add the milk. Whip until the cream is light, airy and smooth and easy to work with.
3. Add some food colouring if you want the butter cream to be coloured.

onsdag 1. august 2012

fish au gratin

Serves 4


Approx. 5 dl (2 cups) cod fillets
Approx. 1.5 dl (0.6 cups) macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
4 dl (1.7cups) milk
A little grated nutmeg
2 eggs


Boil water in a pan. Add a little salt and the cod fillets. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the fish in a colander and cool.
Boil 1.5 dl macaroni according to the package directions. Drain the macaroni in a colander and cool.

Make the white sauce as follows:
Melt the butter in a pan. Whisk in flour and let it sputter a little bit. Add a little of the milk. Stir well to make sure there is no lumps in the sauce. Add the rest of the milk a little bit at a time. Let the sauce cook for a little while, to be sure it does not taste of flour. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in one egg yolk at a time. Mix the sauce, the macaroni and the cod fillets. Let it cool.

Whisk egg whites stiff and stir them lightly into the mixture. Grease a casserole dish and add the mixture. Sprinkle bread crumbles on top.

Gratin at 200 C degrees (392 F) for 40-50 minutes.

Serve with potatoes, bacon and a green salad.

mandag 30. juli 2012

welcome drinks

This summer I have the pleasure of being the maid of honor twice! In one of the bachelorette parties we served these delicious welcome drinks!

You need:
1 liter of orange juice
Ca.150g powdered sugar
400g frozen raspberries
The juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 - 1 liter lemon flavored soda

Add orange juice, frozen raspberries, lime and powdered sugar into a blender and mix well.
Taste and add powdered sugar if it´s too bitter or sour.
Right before you serve the drinks, add lemon flavored soda and
stir with a spoon. It will give the drink a little sparkle.
Pour the drink in glasses and add an umbrella or other festive decorations!

You're welcome!

søndag 29. juli 2012

american blueberry muffin

 The ingredients are lightly whipped together by hand, and you only need two bowls and a large balloon whisk and some muffin liners. This recipe will be enough to make 6-12 muffins, depending on the size of the liners.

The dry ingredients in one bowl:
4.8 dl flour
1, 5 dl sugar 
3 large teaspoons of baking powder
One pinch of salt

The wet ingredients in one bowl:
1 egg
3/4 dl canola oil
2.5 dl milk

You can choose any kind of flavor.
For instance, mashed banana (in the wet bowl) with chopped almonds and 4-5 drops of almond essence.
Other options are baking cocoa (chocolate muffins), raisins, chopped chocolate, walnut, cinnamon, blueberry, and so on.
I have used frozen blueberries. 

Preheat the oven to 200-225 C degrees (390-440 Farenheit) 
The dry bowl and wet bowl are mixed separately,
then stir it very lightly together in one of the bowls, stop stirring when it´s partly mixed together. Put the mixture into muffin liners with a spoon. The liners must be filled to the top.

The muffins are baked on the bottom shelf for 15-20 minutes.

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