It’s Monday and if you want to kick-start your week with something sweet, my recipe of White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies can help you with that 🙂
On Friday I had cleaned the house and I felt like baking some nice cookies and as one of my favorite cookies are cookies from the store, that are chocolate chip cookies with white chocolate and cranberries I wanted to try to make my own homemade cookies inspired from those cookies.
These turned out to be amazing and so crunchy yummy!
Start the oven to 175 Celcius (347 F) and prepare two oven trays with baking sheets.
Whisk sugar, vanilla sugar, syrup, egg and the yolk together.
Pour in the melted butter who has cooled down a little and add half of the cup with chocolate buttons and cranberries. You want to have a little to put on top later as well.
Take a separate bowl and mix together the flour, bicarbonate, and salt. Then add the flour mixture and whisk everything together to a firm cookie dough. It can be hard to whisk, so I can recommend you to use a spoon or your hands when you add the flour mixture.
Create small e round balls, like in the size 2,5-3 cm in diameter. Then use two fingers and push in the middle of each ball and make each cookie a little flatter. They don't need to be perfectly round in shape 🙂
To add even more goodies, I recommend using the rest of the chocolate buttons and cranberries and add it to each cookie.
Let the cookies bake in the lower section in the oven for about 10-11 minutes. You want them to get like a slight golden color before you take them out.
Let them cool down on the counter before you move them from the oven tray.
I let my cookies stay in the oven for 12 minutes, but I can recommend you to take them out after 10-11 minutes if you want them to be chewier in the middle. They get crunchy around the corners and chewy in the middle. Sooo delicious!
Want to start by wishing you a lovely Friday and weekend that we have in front of us 🙂 It was a long time since I baked anything with carrots and I really wanted to do a yummy carrot recipe for you, so what a chock. I have a really delicious gluten-free carrot cake recipe for you today 🙂
This amazing gluten-free carrot cake recipe is kind of addicting I must say 🙂 It’s a very soft and moist cake and the best thing is that it isn’t just gluten-free, it also is less sugar in this cake. I wanted to make something for you who may not want or need a huge sugar rush and are looking for something less sweet and that is both gluten-free and with less sugar. So, this carrot cake is perfect!
Put eggs and stevia sugar in a deep baking bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes.
Add oil, the grated carrots, lemon peel and lemon juice. Whisk it together a few seconds.
At last add baking powder, vanilla powder, cinnamon and almond flour and whisk it until you have a nice dark cake batter.
Pour the batter into a pan in the size about 31x20 cm. Add the chocolate buttons on top and put the pan in middle of the oven. Let the cake bake for 40-45 minutes. NOTE: The time depends on the oven you use!
Let the cake cool down on the counter and then cut the cake into smaller pieces (or bigger if you want :))
NOTE: If you want to make it with even less sugar, you can skip the chocolate buttons or you can choose sugar-free chocolate instead.
As you may have already figured it out, I still want to mention that you can’t compare this gluten-free and less sugar carrot cake with a classic carrot cake. This is a little different from when you use all-purpose flour and sugar. But these small carrot cake pieces are very addicting 🙂
My youngest daughter wanted the one piece after another and as a mother, it doesn’t feel too bad to give your child a cake like this in the middle of the week. Cause it’s less sugar in them!
It’s Friday and I had a half day at work and now my Easter weekend has started, feel very lucky as I have about 1,5 week off from work now and can be home with my kids who have an Easter break next week from school 🙂
Earlier this week I felt for a little Easter baking, so I went ahead and made some nice chocolate Easter cupcakes with bright yellow cream cheese frosting.
Whisk eggs and sugar really white and fluffy. (I used an electric mixer)
Add baking soda, powder sugar, and cacao and whisk it together.
Pour in the butter and milk mixture and add the flour. Whisk it all together to a nice cupcake batter.
Place cupcake cups on an oven plate or use a cupcake form. And fill the cups about 2/3.
Let the cupcakes bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.
Then let them cool down on the counter.
While the cupcakes are cooling down, you can start making the frosting.
Whisk or stir all the frosting ingredients together with a hand whisk or with a tablespoon until you have a nice yellow creamy frosting.
Start with like 2 tablespoons of color and add more if you want to make the frosting a bright yellow color!
Decorate the cupcakes with something Easter related, like colorful sprinkles, chocolate eggs or jelly candy eggs.
When my daughter saw these chocolate Easter cupcakes on the counter after she came home from school that day, she really brightening up and wanted to have one immediately. She thought they were so pretty 🙂
Really love using cream cheese frosting, cause it balances the sweet icing sugar very well and it makes the frosting to not being too sweet.
Can you believe it, we are 1 day from the Easter holiday and I really looking forward to having a nice family Easter.
This is another holiday where we like to eat…right?! 🙂 We want to make yummy Easter food and eat a lovely dessert. If you are still figuring out what to make for dessert or for a little treat, cause we need something good to serve with the coffee or that the children can enjoy, I may have a great resource for you. I’ve been looking and found some amazing recipes from other food bloggers, so happy that many wanted to contribute to this Easter dessert roundup and give inspiration for amazing ideas for Easter desserts!
Had such a lovely weekend home alone with my kids, as my husband were in Germany over the weekend. Yesterday we had such a nice Spring day with a lot of sun. The sun actually was warming and while my two daughters were playing in the grass in our garden as they had gotten some energy after both of them have been sick during the week, I took the time and sat down in the grass and enjoyed the warm sun. It really felt like Spring is finally here!
As Spring is here we are starting to get more energy and we want to spend a little more time outside. People and families tend to drink their coffee and lemonade outside and doing nice picnics in the garden or maybe on the playground when the Spring weather is lovely.
Nutella and vanilla cream rolls are perfect for on the go rolls to bring for “fika” (as it called in Swedish :)), when you want to bring a snack with you when you are going out or when you are just taking a coffee on the porch.
Nutella and Vanilla Cream Rolls
The filling with Nutella and vanilla cream are SO delish and it’s great to have a bunch of these rolls in the freezer, cause then you have something good to serve when you have friends over. You can defrost them a little in the microwave or let them defrost on the counter for a while before serving.
Melt the butter in a pot. Add the milk and let it be about finger heat, about 37 degrees.
Crumb the yeast into a big baking bowl. Pour some of the liquid in and stir so that the yeast dissolves. Add the remaining liquid and sugar and salt.
Add most of the flour. However, save a little for later so, about 0,4 cup to use when you are working with the dough on the table.
Work the dough into a smooth dough. You can use a machine or just do it by hand like I usually do (as I don't have any awesome kitchen machine yet :)).
Knead the dough smoothly on a floured table or on the kitchen counter. Then cut it into two pieces.
Roll each piece into a rectangular flat cake. You can roll so the dough is about under 1 cm thick, around 0,5 cm thick.
Use a butter knife or like a spatula for layering the Nutella. I used the whole jar of 250 grams Nutella for both pieces. Then roll both pieces into two big rolls.
Cut the rolls into smaller pieces, about 2-2,5 cm thick pieces. (It's okay if some are getting thicker :)) Put the small rolls on an oven plate with baking sheets, it's a good idea to leave some space between each roll as they rise even more in the oven, so prepare two plates with baking sheets.
Now the Nutella rolls need to lay under towels again, so they can rise for 30 minutes before you do the last touches.
When the rolls are resting, you can prepare the vanilla cream. NOTE: I didn't use a homemade vanilla cream for this recipe. I used a mixture that I added with milk and mixed it together. It works great whatever you choose for the vanilla cream. Put on the oven to 250 Celcius (482 F).
When the 30 minutes are done it's time to do a small hole in the center of each Nutella roll, just so you have a base for your vanilla cream. Take a teaspoon and put a little vanilla cream in the center of each roll.
Take the egg and whisk it into a small bowl, cause now it's time to brush each roll before they are going into the oven. I didn't brush egg on the vanilla cream, so just brush around it and on the sides.
Bake one plate at a time in the middle of the oven for 7-8 minutes. After they are finished in the oven, let them cool down.
Before serving...sprinkle over some powder sugar (optional).
As you may already know, is that my little Melody has been sick this week and I’ve been fortunate to be able to be home with her a few days this week. That has been giving me more time to bake and I’ve been focusing on muffins ?? I have this very nice simple recipe for you today, Berry Muffins.
It’s a pretty standard muffin recipe, but you can do so much with it and add whatever you like ?? And in this recipe, I chose to add berries cause you can never go wrong with berry muffins…right?!
We are battling with cold in our family right now, I’ve stayed home from work with Melody for a couple of days cause doing the weekend she really was getting cold with runny eyes, noise and she got this terrible cough. So, it hasn’t been an option to let her be in daycare so I’ve been home with her.
Anyways, I hope your week has been good so far and today I have a yummy recipe for you, Apple Cake.
This is a favorite apple cake in our family and the lovely smell this cake brings into the kitchen is amazing. Just love when it smells homebaked ♥
Lubricate a round cake pan with removable edges. I have used a round foil pan in a size of 22 cm in diameter for this recipe, which I only lubricated and it works just as well.
Whisk the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, then add egg and baking soda and whisk to a smooth fine batter.
Add flour and milk. TIP: Do not use a cup measurements for the flour as you dig in the bag, pour the flour into a larger sized bowl. The flour becomes too packed and can lead to a dry cake. Do not stir too much, only until the flour and milk are mixed with the batter.
Pour the batter into the cake pan. Spread the batter slowly evenly into the pan.
Cut the apples into thinner slices.
Take a deep bowl. Mix the sugar and cinnamon into the bowl and add apple slices to the mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Allow the apples to suck the mixture properly and make sure all the apples are well-sourced with sugar and cinnamon.
Then put the slices over the batter and squeeze them a bit, sprinkle some extra sugar and cinnamon on the cake before you put it in the oven.
Bake the cake at 175 Celsius degrees (347 F) in the lower part of the oven for about 45
If you try it, I would love to know so please come back and let me know what you think of the recipe!
If you try this awesome apple cake, I would love to know so please come back and let me know what you think of the recipe!
Hope your weekend has been good so far. We are having a nice calm family weekend! Love when I can have the weekend off and be home with my family. Sadly, I have this work schedule where I work every other weekend. I really don’t like working like that, but I have to as long as I still working with what I do which is with elderly.
I like to bake time from time and I thought it would be nice to add the category, Bake Recipes on the blog. Cause I think there are many mamas out there who enjoy baking, right? ??
Let’s kick off this Sunday with a lovely, nice and sweet recipe for Snickers Squares. This is great to bake when you crave for something sweet, need something for the family game/movie night, for your kids birthday or it’s an easy recipe to bake with your kids.
Melt butter, sugar, and syrup in a saucepan. Then remove the pan from the hot plate.
Crush cornflakes and mix in the saucepan. Then pour in rice krispies and stir so it all blends together.
Put a baking sheet on a baking pan in the size about 22 × 30 cm (the baking pan I used is 23 × 32 cm). Then pour the batter and spread it evenly. Let it stand and cool for a while.
Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and melt in a water bath.
Then pour the melted chocolate over the cooled snickers batter and spread it evenly over. Put it in the fridge until the chocolate has solidified and then cut it into squares. The amount of snickers squares you get depends on how small or big you choose to do.
These are so delicious and very simple to do, so I hope you’ll try it!