My favorite recipes...

My recipes so far:
1. Foccacia bread
2. Carrot bread with sunflower kernels
3. Carrot and Cilantro soup
4.  Crunchy Chocolate chip cookies with almonds
5. Easy bread


Foccacia bread
Italian bread with sundried tomatoes, olives and rosemary...

For the dough:
1 oz dry Yeast (about 8 teaspoons) (or 25 grams fresh yeast)
2,5 cups milk
1.5 teaspoon salt
5 table spoons olive oil
6 cups all purpose flour

Olive oil
Salt (flakes)
Black olives
Sun dried tomatoes

1/ Mix the dough as normal.
2/ Let dough grow for about 40 minutes covered with saran rap or towel.

3/ Brush a pan/ cookie sheet with edges with olive oil.
4/ Put the dough in the pan and push/strech it evenly over the pan.
Let it grow for another 30 minutes.

5/ Gently brush the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and rosemary on top. Cut olives and sundried tomatoes and push them down evenly over the bread. Let bread grow for 10 minutes.
Turn the oven on, 350 F (200 C)
6/ Bake the bread for about 25 minutes.


And for my Swedish friends and family, here is a link with the recipe in Swedish...
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Carrot Bread with sunflower kernels!

2 loafs of delicious bread

3 bags of yeast
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of sunflower kernels
(1/2 tablespoon crushed cumin seeds)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 big carrots
1 cup oats
about 4 cups flour

For decoration on top of bread:
water or olive oil
sunflower kernels

1. Grade the carrots into a big bowl.
2. Add most of the flour, oats, sunflower kernels, cumin, salt, molasses, olive oil and blend it all together.
3.Heat up the water to 100-110 F
4.Dissolve the yeast according to the bag.
5. Add water and yeast into the bowl and blend and knead the dough for about 7-10 minutes.

6. Cover the dough with a towel or saran rap and let the dough rest for 30-40 minutes or until double the size.
7. Gently knead the dough and divide into two. Place them in your bread pans and cover with a towel or saran rap for another 30 minutes.

8. Gently brush them with water or olive oil and sprinkle some sunflower kernels on top.
8. Oven temperature: 350 F for about 40 minutes.

Oh, yeah! The bread is ready!


Carrot and Cilantro soup!

Yesterday I made this delicious soup I got from Rustique Art on Twitter, (Check out her blog, she have some really cute items on Etsy too!) I decided to try the recipie yesterday and made some changes from the original was a major success! My hubby (and myself) loved it! I served it with some Quesadillas. Here is my version of the delicious soup!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cummin (or 1 tbls crushed coriander seeds)
  • 1 pound carrots, sliced
  • 3 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch (about 1 cup) fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons sour creme 
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and cumin. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until onion is softened but not browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots. Cook, covered, until softened, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a separate pot, bring stock to a boil. Add onion-carrot mixture and bring back up to a boil. Transfer to a blender or food processor, add half of the chopped cilantro and blend (in batches, if needed) until smooth. Season with black pepper and sea salt.
  3. To serve, return soup to pot, stir in the rest of the chopped cilantro and the sour creme, and reheat on low. Ladle soup into warmed bowls and garnish with cilantro.
  4. Serve with Garlic Bread or Quesadillas.

Here is the link to the original recipe


 Crunchy chocolate chip cookies with almonds!

(About 40 tasty cookies)

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
2/3 cups chopped almonds (or any kind of nuts)
1 bag of chocolate chips (I like to chop them a little)

1/ Mix sugars, butter and the egg.
2/ Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
3/ Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
4/ Make little round balls (of a table spoon full of dough) and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten the dough slightly with your fingers.
5/ Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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