Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Patty melt!

Hello everyone!

So I made another sandwich from Crambys book since I had a ton of bread at home now...

The patty melt!

Make a patty from ground beef (high fat) Thin, just brown it and add salt and pepper nothing more!
Then saute some onions with butter until they are golden and nice.

Toast the sandwiches on one side and put ground beef patty on that side, then Gruyere cheese and top it off with the onions and finally last slice of bread with toasted side "inwards"

Then put stove on medium and put sandwich there and weigh it down with something. I used 2 cast iron pans :P

Slice up and serve!

Devour that son of a bitch!

//Stay full my friends!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Marble Rye bread!

Hello everyone!

So from Crambys book about Sandwiches I first had to try Marble rye bread.
I had it in the states last year and It was really good and quite odd in it's coloring, so when I saw the recipe for it in this book I had to try it!

Ingredients for a huge ass loaf!

7dl "Rågsikt"
14 dl flour
3 tsp salt
4 tsp dry yeast
3 tsp hole cumin seeds
6 dl water
1 tbsp bright syrup
1 tbsp black syrup
4 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder or black food coloring.

Now divide everything into 2 batches, half into one and other half into other. Except syrups that are for the light loaf and the dark loaf (food coloring or cocoa powder goes into dark dough, duuuh!)

Mix the dry ingredients and then add water, syrup and oil. And knead for 8 minutes (16 if doing by hand).
Then put a towel or foil or something over the dough's in a container and let rise for 2 hours (We accidentally left ours for 4 hours and it was fine!)

Then split the dough's into 4 pieces and let rest for about 20 more minutes.
Then roll them out until they are about 1 cm thick.
Put them like I have done below, layer them.

Roll them together and form into a loaf, put into a bread pan or form a loaf.
Be sure to roll it tight to eliminate air bubbles!

Let rise again for about 90 minutes under a cloth.
Put a few "slits" into the bread with a sharp knife.. I made mine too deep :( 

Put oven on 175 degrees Celsius and bake in middle of oven for about 45 minutes, brush with some melted butter when bread has cooled of entirely. 


Look at the pattern! Was really happy with it!
Next time will use black food coloring though to get it more black :D

Chicken club sandwiches time!

Everything you need below!
Grill the chicken, grill the bread, grill the bacon then assemble as you wish.

Lettuce, Chicken, Mayo, Bread, Lettuce, Tomato, Chicken, Bacon, mayo and one more slice of bread is the standard. 
I think you are old enough to decide yourself in what order you want your condiments! 

Sooo soo good!

//Stay full my friends!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas gifts!

Hello everyone!

So this one is only semi related to food!

I have food idol named Jonas Cramby and I have his book about Tex-Mex and for Christmas I wished for two of his other books about Texan BBQ and Sandwiches (I looove sandwiches and good bread)

So stuff from these books will probably be my main focus the next few days (months)

//Stay full my friends

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bread, bread and more bread! Christmas breads!

Hello friends!

So I have been baking... A lot!

First up is Swedish "Vört bröd"

I used this recipe with a few modifications:

I will write the ingredients in English though, I used half the batch for 1 loaf.
25g yeast
1 dl lager beer
2 dl "julmust" (Swedish sweet drink during Christmas)
1 tsp salt
1/4 dl syrup
0,5 tbsp ground ginger
2 tbsp cloves
some almonds chopped up
some raisins
4-5 dl flour

(I modified the recipe a bit to fit me)

Warm up beer, julmust, ginger, cloves, salt, syrup and raisins. Transfer to a bowl and add the yeast. Add almonds and then the flour bit by bit. 
Mix well and let rise for 40 minutes.

Then knead the dough for about 5 minutes. 

Set oven for 225 degrees celsius. 
Put bread into a bred form(?).

Let bread rise for about 20 more minutes on top of the oven where it is a bit warm.

Bake in the bottom of the oven for about 25 minutes.

And enjoy! Om nom nom nom!

Pumpkin bread! (Almost like Swedish soft ginger bread)

Now I have blogged about this before.. But I made a new batch and brought with me for Christmas breakfast at my moms house. And it was a smashing success! Also our entire apartment smelled like Christmas for 2 days!

But with pumpkin pie spice, more than the recipe recommended because it's so damn good! (home made, Google it!)

So give it ago! Perfect with some blue cheese on top, or just butter and cheese.. Or eat it as is! :D

//Stay full my friends!

Monday, December 22, 2014


Hello everyone!

So we had the annual Christmas party and Linus' place and I decided to make eggnog and bring with me. Never tried it before so I was curious!

I used this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/amazingly-good-eggnog/
That you can also scale to how many people you are easily and see the ingredients in ML or Cups. Very good!

I only added more vanilla extract to the recipe and maybe... ok a lot more Rum! And I used Captain Morgan spiced gold because I like the vanilla taste.. Come to think of it, I also added more grounded nutmeg.. Really happy with how it came out! Was good with and without the rum!

Om nom nom!

//Stay full my friends!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Trollabo kvarns julbord

 Hello Friends!

So me and Sara and her family went to a place called Trollabo kvarn and had a christmas table. Really cozy old windmill that they have remade into a restaurant of sorts.

Really big table with a lot of different types of hams, salmon, patés and such.. Wildboar, deer, bear and much much more!

My first small plate of many...

Was also during Lucia the 13th here in Sweden so of course Lucia came and sang for us!

 Collection of pictures of the food, close ups!

Dessert table... so many things!

Homemade fudge! The chocolate chili ones where my favourite... soo good!

Just tasted a few kinds... hehe

This was from last week, but this weekend me and Sara made our own christmas table that I will post later today...

//Stay full my friends!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala

So my co-worker Pontus came home from India and brought me some spices which I of course had to test asap! So I made Tikka Masala, did not write down the measurements though but it was really creamy and rich. Got the taste just right, very similar to restaurants taste.

First i cooked some onion in butter, and garlic, then added koriander, cream crushed tomatoes, garam masala and a lot of  fresh grated ginger.

The chicken file's I rubbed in koriander and cumin and then covered with yoghurt and then cooked at the top of the oven for 7-8 minutes per side on 200 degrees.

Chopped it up into bite sizes.

Added chicken and cream and butter to the Tikka masala sauce. Cooked some basmati rice with tumeric powder.

Om nom nom! Sooooo good! Will be making again but letting the sauce simmer longer after adding the chicken and cream. The chicken was not so tender I wanted and some large pieces of tomatoes where still in the sauce... But now I know!

If you want the complete recipe with measurements I can produce it, just let me know!

//Stay full my friends!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sinclair´s Steakhouse

Hello everyone!

Sorry for not posting but been really hectic here but, I have a lot of stuff to post now though and we will start off with some New Zeeland steakhouse photos and dishes.

Main Course:

Västerbotten potato cake, 200g of Kangaroo steak, garlic butter and corn on the cob.

The meat was medium and melted in my mouth. The taste was really good and it was perfectly done with a shared outer crust and really pink inside. The meat itself reminded me of beef. Do recommend!


Pumpkin pie with orange cream and salted almond praline. 
Was really good and tasted a lot like my pumpkin pie spice stuff that I have made at home, just more refined here. Made me really happy. Shared with Sara and she let me have the last two pieces! <3 As you know or should know I really love everything pumpkin so this was something I had been looking forward too and I was not disappointed! 

All in all Sinclair's was a hit and the prices where really good for the quality of food, good beer list and really friendly staff that only spoke English which was nice.

//Stay full my friends!