Easy but special anyway – Coconut macaroons with lime, currants and arrack

You know those things that are so easy that often they are made by kids? Rice crispy cakes or chokladbollar are good examples. We can all marvel at how pretty advanced mousse cakes or chocolate desserts look and listen fascinated to words like bavarois and joconde but sometimes you just want something simple and fuss […]

Just some biscuits – Double chocolate pistachio biscotti

Have you heard of Lidl? Lidl is a chain that sells cheap and often peculiar food items, some of them can be surprisingly nice. When I was small my mum once bought a packet of not so authentic biscotti from Lidl. I tried one of these biscotti things and then I had to have another […]

A classic with a twist – rolled ginger nuts with marzipan

The other day I blogged about ginger nuts/gingerbread. Lets continue with that theme, while it’s still December and Christmas is still coming. It seems rare in the U.K and the U.S to roll out biscuit dough as thin as you do in Sweden (or maybe I shall say Scandinavia) with the ginger nuts and you […]

Confusion – Swedish ginger nuts/gingerbread

I remember when I was small and my family celebrated advent by lighting one or more candles in the special advent candlestick that we had. Me and my siblings would watch with wonder as a big plate full of lussecats, gingerbread/ginger nuts and occasionally other seasonal treats were laid down on the table in front […]