Monday, 30 December 2013

Birthday baking

For my birthday, just three days before Xmas, I made a cake and bagels for my four guests (+ the boyfriend) that I'd invited to celebrate with me. The bagels took forever to do but they were really yummy! Especially the ones with cheese on top ;)
banana mousse layer
chocolate mousse layer 
marcipan cover 
taa daa! 
bagels growing... 
bagels boiling 
bagels baking 
cheese bagels ♥ 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Saturday off

Having worked last weekend it was nice to have a Saturday at home with my älskling just spending time together. I made some breakfast buns, we went for a walk down to the beach to see the damage that the storm the other day had made. The steep sloaps down to the beach were steeper than before and I can imagine that both wind and water have been pretty  high during the storm. We also paid a visit to the new big thing happening here in the village, a gym which will open just about 100m from our house. I'm not really a big fan of gyms but I really should go and since work pays for half the fee I have no excuse not to go :P so we went home and bought two memberships, so here we go! :)
Also made a gingerbread house (correction: we put together one that we bought) and watched a good film in the evening, a great end to a very ordinary and good Saturday :) 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Oh what a night :)

Tonight I saw Depeche Mode live for the 6th time, second time just this year. They've been my biggest love for more than 20years and it's pure joy to see and hear them perform live!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas carols

Earlier this week the choir I sing in, WiPå-kören, had our annual christmas concerts and on Tuesday evening we sang together with Laholms Manskör in Ränneslövs church and it was a huge success! We share the same choir leader and once and again we do these collaborations and it's always extra special at christmas with the beautiful songs we sing around this time of year :)

here's a small clip from the last song that night, O Helga Natt/O Holy Night:

and here's a full song that we sing together:

Friday, 6 December 2013

Buns in the oven

I got an early birthdaypresent from my dear mum and it is this lovley thing, the OBH Nordica Hercules.
I love baking but hate the whole process with kneading the dough, but thanks to Hercules this whole precess takes just a few minutes and he does all the work ;)
Yesterday I made some cinnamon buns like this:
 The recipe is:
150g butter
5 dl milk
50g yeast
½ tsp salt
1-1½dl sugar
1,3 litre wheat flour

A tip that I got about not overheating the yeast with the hot butter is to just mix it with the salt and let it melt before mixing it with the other ingredients. I can guarantee that it works perfectly!
Hercules did his bit and the dough got to grow to double size before cutting it into two parts so I could make two different kinds of buns. One part with butter, cinnamon and sugar. 
and one part with Philadelphia Marabou chocolate, Yum!!! 
roll it up and cut into even size buns, let them grow again for a while until they are a good size. Brush the buns with a slightly whipped egg and sprinkle sugar on the cinnamon rolls. 
Bake in the oven at 250 degrees celcius for 8-10 minutes depending on size, but when the buns are golden brown, they are done! Enjoy!