Kitchen Love November

Kitchen Love November
Brunnsparken Gothenburg 18 November 2023 at 18:00

Hello from my kitchen! My apologies for missing my October newsletter, life has been a little hectic juggling two courses and YouTube.

Here in Gothenburg, the autumn leaves are blown away, the days are shorter. The sun rises at 8 am and sets at 4 pm. Yes, short, dark days but to add brightness to the city the Christmas lights are on. Having pretty Christmas lights at night makes sense on this side of the world!

If you missed what I have been doing see some of the assignments I have completed for my uni course. I hosted a Monochromatic dinner party in October and chose to theme my event green. I have been experimenting with a new nutritious gluten-free grain called TEFF from Ethiopia. But I have since discovered it is grown in Australia, the US and other parts of the world. See the recipe links below.

There's a delicious new fresh pear and hazelnut cake recipe I created for my husband's birthday last month. Here in Gothenburg, we are surrounded by friends that are intolerant to gluten. So you may have noticed a few more recipes released for gluten-free including a new sesame seed cookie recipe. And for my spelt readers a delicious moist Swedish-style celebration cake, perfect for Thanksgiving or festive celebrations.

Green Dinner Project

Gluten-free Matcha Cookies
My green matcha cookies are bright, light and gluten-free. My cookies are slightly crunchy yet still soft and melt in your mouth. This cookie recipe is made with my new homemade gluten-free flour blend with rice flour, potato flour and cornflour. I will add the link below for the recipe

Teff Flour Project

Will Teff Be the New Superfood?
Teff is a love grass Eragrotis Teff that is grown for its seeds cooked whole or used as flour. I have bought a gröt gryn (like porridge grit) or used it as flour here in Sweden. The flour usually comes in two colours a redish brown or white.
Teff Banana Bread: gluten-free
Teff banana bread is delicious and simple to prepare. Teff is naturally gluten-free and has a slight nutty taste and once baked it turns dark browns like chocolate.

Plus a few more recipes using Teff to come.

My Husband's Birthday Cake

Delicious Pear Hazelnut Cake: spelt flour
A delicious and easy-to-make pear hazelnut cake. A fabulous moist texture with fruity goodness, paring well with added dark chocolate chunks and a hint of cardamom. I made this recently for my husband’s birthday as he requested a cake with fruit. I chose new season autumnal pears.

A New Celebration Cake

Swedish Bundt Cake with spelt flour
This beautiful Swedish-style bundt cake is to share for a special occasion. A Swedish recipe I discovered on various blogs, baked in many Scandi countries, this cake has a similar texture to a classic pound cake; with a fine crumb and slight tang from the yoghurt.

Semi Healthy Gluten-free Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies: gluten-free, flour-free
You can make, and bake these gluten-free, flour-free biscuits and have them ready to eat within 30 minutes. I like to make small 12 small bite-size biscuits, then you don’t feel too guilty eating them.

I am looking forward to sharing some special Christmas recipes over the next few weeks.

Keep well over this silly season.
Remember to stop, breathe and think of all the goodness in your life.