Monday, May 18, 2015

Easy banana bread!


So I had 2 ripe bananas at home and decided to make a banana bread on the fly that came out really moist and nice!

First mix:
2 cups of wholewheat flour or any kind you want (Dinkel fullkorn)
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp salt

Then in another bowl mix:
2 mashed bananas
1 egg
½ dl of olive oil
a dash of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of milk
some hirs and sesame seeds (Or any other nuts/seeds you want, optional!)

Then mix the two things together until fully combined, might need to add some more flour but the mixture should be very wet and sticky.

Put it into a bread pan and sprinkle some seeds on top for looks and cook in middle of oven on 170 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes (Toothpick should come out of the dough clean).
Let it rest for a bit (If you can, we could not...) will make it easier to cut into! But eating it warm with butter and cheese is delicious! mmmmm!!

Sorry for out of focus pictures, but I was hungry!

Really nice moist bread that takes about 1 hour to whip together. Not to shabby for a luxurious weekend meal!

//Stay full my friends!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Birthday breakfast!

Hello hello!
So on Saturday my wonderful Sara became 28 years old! (So old!)
And the best way to spoil her for me is of course with food. (Also the 4 day trip to London, but whatever).

So for breakfast we had Blintzes! Which I had never tried making before or heard of but that are apparently very popular in New York...
Basically stuffed and wrapped pancakes with raspberry sauce...

So first for the pancake dough we need (For about 2-3 people)
2 Large eggs
½ cup of milk
½ cup of white flour
½ tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cold water
a smudge of vanilla extract.

Mix this with a blender or with a whisk thoroughly!

Then let sit at room temperature and do the filling:

Mix the following:
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese or mascarpone.
½ the zest from one lemon
pinch of salt
½ tablespoon of powdered sugar.
1 large egg.

Then make the crepes. About 1/4 of the batter a time in a well oiled pan on medium/high heat. The crepes should be large and quite thin (Like Swedish pancakes)
Keep making until batter is gone.
Then let pancakes cool and then put some filling into the crepes.
This video shows how to do it nicely and easily:
I'm not very delicate or good with details so I struggled a bit :D

After all are wrapped put oven to 160 degrees celsius and brown the Blintzes in butter in the pan, until they are a golden brown.

Then pop them into a lightly buttered oven proof pan and pop em into the oven for about 12 minutes...

And while we wait for that we can make our raspberry sauce!
For 2 people I used about 100grams of rinsed raspberries and about 1 tablespoon of sugar. And just let that come to heat on medium and then strained all the seeds and pulp away. Took me like 10 minutes and was lovely. Not too sweet and not to tart either.

Such a lovely color!

Plate and serve! With some fresh raspberries and blueberries and blackberries if you got em! (I did not...) and sprinkle some powdered sugar.

We also went crazy and covered one extra each with nutella ;)
Really nice breakfast that requires some work but really has a "wow factor" I made the Blintzes the day before and browned them and popped them in the oven the day after for breakfast. Worked really well so you don't need to make everything in the morning :)

Sara was mucho happy! :P

And the recipe is borrowed from:

With slight modifications of my own... But Chef John is amazing!!!

Cozy time:

Also gotta show a quick pic of our cozy dinner that evening:

10 kinds of salami
3 kinds of brie
blue cheese
fig marmalade
garlic mayo
Slovenian wine
daniels special orange cocktail
alive tapenade and some more stuff.

Really good charcuterie board!

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Hello friends!

So I went to Hamburg over a long weekend with my "crew", we always go on a guy trip every year. 
6 guys, lots of beer, food, funny subject and just a awesome awesome time! Real quality guy time!

First stop was Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht.
A really nice weissbier brewed at the pub just behind the bar. Probably the best beer during the entire trip.. We stopped by here 2 times during 3 days for a few beers every time... Sooo good!

And for food I had a schnitzel with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and beer gravy.
Was really tasty but the schnitzel was not flattened as much as it should have been. Still tasty but not the best schnitzel ever... But the beers made up for it!

At dinner we stopped by another Brauhaus with real hamburgers from Hamburg. So we had to try em out. With horseradish dressing. Perfectly made with really nice bread and nice potato slices. But that burger! Yummy! And perfectly medium in the middle!

And they had a nice tasting tray of their own beers we had to try... Also a few beers on the side ;)
The beers were really nice, except the "rotbeer" (redbeer), tasted like water...

And of course then we had some drunken food.. We were going for döner kebab but ended up at KFC... And it wasn't even my suggestion! :D 
Fried chicken always tasty!

Second day for lunch we went to "Block Haus" in the Harbour, Europes second largest harbor. Were they also make their own beer.
Also here I had Schnitzel and the beer was ok, nothing amazing but still good (Just nog German good)

Schnitzel was over expectations. Looked so plain but was really good!

Last night we went to a place called "Old Commercial Room"
and they had "The biggest Eisbein in Hamburg" on their menu... 1500grams!! (With lard and bone though)
But even with bone as you can see, the thing was huge, bigger than my lower arm!!! And served with sauerkraut, mashed peas and some boiled potatoes.
It did not look appetizing with all the jiggly fat on the outside but damn did it taste good. Really succulent pork that had been cooked at low temp for a long time. Meat just melted and was really good! 

And as you can see I finished all! (Except potatoes)

And after we cooled down with some clubbing and then shots on fire!

All in all Hamburg was really nice, good beer, good food and a real nice city center with a lot of shops and nice cars, parks. Will definitely go there again (Maybe this summer even!) Really fell in love with the place!

//Stay full my friends!