Apple Cumble

Apple Crumble (Äppelpaj)

 

Nothing says Summer quite as much as fresh apple crumble! Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or vanilla sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • A bit of salt
  • Butter for the pie dish
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup of sugar

Instructions

1. Butter a pie dish. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Add the cinnamon, salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar to the dish.


3. Peel, core and slice the apples.
Apple Cumble
4. Toss the apples with the sugar and cinnamon until totally coated.
Apple Cumble
5. Combine the butter, flour, oatmeal and sugar and work the dough until you have lumps.
Apple Cumble
6. Crumble the lumps over the apples and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Apple Cumble
7. Remove from oven and let the crumble cool for a bit. The serve with your favorite topping.
Apple Cumble

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Blackberry Muffins

Blackberry Muffins (Muffins med björnbär)

 

You have to try these! And please use fresh blackberries. I made these with one of my boys and he loved them, do definitely child approved!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 stick of warm melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries

Instructions

1. Line muffins cups and set aside. This batch makes about 18 muffins. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Blackberry Muffins
2. Combine the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
Blackberry Muffins
3. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla.
Blackberry Muffins
4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and mix together until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Blackberry Muffins
5. Gently fold in the blackberries.
Blackberry Muffins
6. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 up and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Blackberry Muffins
7. Once ready let them sit for a few minutes before serving.
Blackberry Muffins

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Steak with Chanterelles

Steak with Chanterelles (Stek med kantareller)

 

I was so happy to find chanterelles in the store and the combination of them, the steak and baked potato was perfect! Serve the baked potato with your favorite topping such as butter or sour cream. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of chanterelles
  • Butter
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Your favorite steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large potatoes
  • Your favorite toppings for the baked potatoes

Instructions

1. Rinse the chanterelles.
Steak with Chanterelles
2. Trim and cut in half.
Steak with Chanterelles
3. Salt and pepper the steaks.
Steak with Chanterelles
4. Wrap the potatoes in foil and bake at 400 degrees F until cooked through, about 40 minutes.
Steak with Chanterelles
5. Grill the steaks on high for a few minutes on each side and then lower the heat and cook until medium well done.
Steak with Chanterelles
6. Saute the chanterelles in butter, lemon juice and salt and pepper for taste.
Steak with Chanterelles
7. Remove the steaks from the BBQ and let them rest for a few minutes.
Steak with Chanterelles
9. Serve the steak with the chanterelles and baked potato.
Steak with Chanterelles

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Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham and Broccoli Quiche (Skinka och broccoli paj)

 

Another quiche… A classic and very easy one to make. Serve with a nice fresh green salad!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pre-made pie shell
  • 1 1/2 cup of diced ham
  • 1 1/2 cup of broccoli
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 3-4 eggs
  • Salt, pepper and other spices you might like
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prick a pie shell with a fork and bake for about 10 minutes.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
2. Boil the broccoli for a few minutes. You just want them slightly cooked through.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
3. Dice the ham.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
4. Slice the tomatoes.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
5. Whisk the cream, eggs and spices until smooth.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
6. Place the ham and broccoli in the pie shell.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
7. Pour the egg/cream mixture on top.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
8. Top with the cheese and bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche
9. Let it cool slightly and serve with a green salad.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche

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Kebab Quiche

Kebab Quiche (Kebab paj)

 

This is one of my mom’s recipes and certainly one of my favorites! Easy to make and loved by all – who doesn’t like a quiche tasting like a taco!?

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound of ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 bag of taco spice mix
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 3 chopped Peperoncino
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons of mayo
  • White pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 sliced yellow onion

Instructions

1. Prick the pie shell with a fork and bake at 400 degrees F for about 12 minutes.
Kebab Quiche
2. Fry the ground beef or ground turkey along with the chopped onion.
Kebab Quiche
3. Add the taco spice mix and the water and cook until browned. I like to drain the fat in a strainer before adding to the shell.
Kebab Quiche
4. In a big bowl, mix the chopped tomatoes, the Peperoncinos, the sour cream, the mayo, the white pepper and the shredded cheese.
Kebab Quiche
5. Fill the shell with the fried meat.
Kebab Quiche
6. Spread the tomato mixture on top.
Kebab Quiche
7. Top with the sliced onion rings. Bake in the over at 400 degrees for at least 20 minutes, until you see the onion rings starting to brown.
Kebab Quiche
8. Let it cool down for a few and serve with a green salad.
Kebab Quiche

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Sticky Cake

Sticky Cake (Kladdkaka)

 

This is the Swedish version of a brownie, with a much more sticky center. Soooo very good! Serve with your favorite ice cream or cool whip.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • Ice cream or cool whip

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch pie plate.
Sticky Cake
2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
Sticky Cake
3. Stir the eggs into the sugar until smooth.
Sticky Cake
4. Add the flour mixture, and stir just until combined. Pour in the vanilla extract and butter. Stir until well combined.
Sticky Cake
5. Pour into prepared pie plate.
Sticky Cake
6. Bake on the lower rack of the preheated oven for 35 minutes, until the center has slightly set. Allow cake to cool for 20-30 minutes in the pie plate.
Sticky Cake
7. Serve warm topped with cool whip or ice cream.
Sticky Cake

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Salmon Quiche

Salmon Quiche (Lax paj)

 

Yum! A very easy quiche to make, it just takes some time, but it is definitely worth the wait. Serve with a simple green salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell crust
  • 1/3 pound of salmon
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • A few slices of bell pepper
  • A few springs of dill
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, until almost cooked through.
Salmon Quiche
2. Prick the pie shell with a fork and bake for about 10 minutes.
Salmon Quiche
3. Meanwhile, soak the broccoli in cold water.
Salmon Quiche
4. Gently shred the salmon with a fork.
Salmon Quiche
5. Combine the eggs, sour cream, heavy cream, dill and salt and pepper.
Salmon Quiche
6. Start by placing the salmon at the bottom of the pie shell and top with broccoli.
Salmon Quiche
7. Pour the egg mixture into the shell and place the bell pepper slices on top.

Salmon Quiche
8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes until golden brown. Make sure the egg mixture is cooked through.
Salmon Quiche
9. Serve lukewarm!
Salmon Quiche

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Potato and Shrimp Quiche

Potato and Shrimp Quiche (Potatis och räk paj)

 

Once again those left over potatoes come in handy! This dish is very good served the next day for lunch as well. I served it with a nice green salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell crust
  • 6 boiled baby potatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 1/4 pound of cooked shrimp
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese

Instructions

1. Prick the thawed crust with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes until lightly browned.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
2. Cut the potatoes in half.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
3. Cut off the tails on the shrimp.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
4. Slice and rinse the white parts of the leek.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
5. Whist the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
6. Cook the leek until soft.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
7. Fill the pie shell with potatoes, shrimp, leek and egg mixture. Top with the shredded cheese.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
8. Bake until you have a nice golden crust, about 30-40 minutes. Make sure the eggs are cooked through.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
9. Serve when it has cooled down a few minutes.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche

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Sausage and Mashed Potatoes

Sausage with Mashed Potatoes (Korv med mos)

 

A classic! In Sweden you can by this in your local kiosk, a small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc., are sold. This is a quick dinner loved by the whole family!

Ingredients

  • Your favorite sausage
  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup

Instructions

1. Boil the poatoes until tender.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
2. Slice the onion thinly and fry until very soft.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
3. Drain the potatoes and add the milk and butter. Mash until soft and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm in the oven while cooking the sausage.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
4. Fry the sausage until golden brown.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
5. Serve the mash with sausage and the fried onion along with mustard and ketchup.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes

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Potato Pancake

Potato Pancake (Raggmunk)

 

I haven’t had these pancakes since I was a kid, but they sure are tasty! And very easy to make. If you don’t want to shred the potatoes yourself, you can buy frozen hash-browns and defrost them. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons onions, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • Lingonberry jam (can be found at Scandinavian Specialty stores)

Instructions

1. Peel, rinse and grate the potatoes into a bowl of very cold water.
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2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and one cup of the milk to make a smooth batter.
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3. Add the grated onion, eggs and remaining milk. Whisk until combined.
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4. Drain the potato shreds in a wire mesh strainer or colander and using your hands, press as much moisture out as possible. Cover with a paper towel and set aside.
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5. Stir the potato shreds into the batter.
Potato Pancake
6. Heat griddle or large frying pan to about 350°F and rub the griddle with a thin coat of oil. When the oil is hot, pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the griddle and cook until golden on the bottom. Then flip the pancakes.
Potato Pancake
7. Meanwhile, fry up some thick bacon.
Potato Pancake
8. Serve the potato pancakes with the bacon and lingonberry jam.
Potato Pancake

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