Kitchen Love June 22
Hello, or Hej (Swedish hi) from Gothenburg, Sweden.
We arrived on 18 May and are staying in a temporary apartment. The apartment is fully furnished but only has basic kitchen tools and equipment. Yes, I am missing my Kitchen aid. We won't be reunited for another 6 weeks until we move into our permanent home. The rental market is extremely tough here, with more demand than supply, but the good news is we found an apartment last weekend, with a lovely white kitchen.
When we first arrived in Sweden, I was unwell with a cold and not much of an appetite. I was craving homemade comfort food. Then I thought of rice pudding. Rice pudding was something my mum made when we were sick. Homemade rice pudding is gentle on the stomach as it is easy to digest and the perfect alternative for breakfast served either warm or cold with some fresh banana or berries on top.
Sue Maree P style I wanted to reinvent a traditional rice pudding to be made with non-dairy milk, have a little spice and not too sweet. My new recipe tastes amazing like chia tea. Click the image below.
Flour, water & oil
I am still surprised at how many different recipes you can make with flour. On my baking to-do list for a while now is 3 ingredient flatbread; with only flour, water and oil is a simple way of making flatbread. Check out the recipe below.
Have you heard of Japanese Milk Bread?
Oh my! These are the softest, fluffiest bread rolls I have ever made. Japanese bread rolls have been on my wish list for a while too. I first heard of these after seeing a Netflix show on Japanese bakeries. They stay soft and fluffy for days. Click the image below for the recipe.
Most Popular Swedish Fika Treats
What is Fika?
Fika is what the Swedes call a coffee break. Having fika is a big part of Swedish culture. It's common to say 'let's meet for fika'. Often a small sweet treat accompanies a coffee.
What you eat at fika is not really important. The food comes second to the connection, socialising and chatting with friends and colleagues. However, Swedish prefer homemade food over store-bought cookies or cake. Many team leaders in Sweden consider it important to regularly bake and bring it into work for fika. This is a great way for me to bake and send the baked good to my husband's work.
Here are some popular Fika treats;
Stayed tuned over the next few months, I will share more Fika recipes and Swedish treats.
Hej då (goodbye in Swedish)
Lots of love
NB. I bought a new bundt tin. Still perfecting my recipes.