Glutenfrie julekaker

Små mandelkaker med vanilje

(recipe in English below)

Kokosmakroner med og uten sjokolade, og gode små sprø mandelkaker er gode alternativer når man får gjester som ikke tåler gluten. Mandelkakene ble til litt på sparket, da jeg ikke hadde glutenfritt mel i huset. Denne gangen brukte jeg noen dråper ekte økologisk vaniljekstrakt. Det luktet deilig av mandel og vanilje i hele huset. Neste gang tror jeg jeg skal teste ut kakene med litt revet økologisk sitronskall.

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Sett ovnen på 200°C

  • 80 g smør
  • 80 g sukker

Røres hvitt

  • 1 egg, lett pisket
  • 250 g mandelmel (ikke fettredusert)
  • 2 ts bakepulver
  • 1 ts økologisk vaniljeekstrakt
  • potetmel

Bland i resten av ingrediensene, men vent med potetmelet til helt tilslutt. Tillsett 1 ss potetmel om gangen til massen er fast nok til at du kan trille små kuler.

Trill deigen til pølser og kutt i små emer som du triller til kuler. Stekes på bakeplate med bakepapir til lysegule, ca 10-15 min.

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Kokosmakroner

Sett ovnen på 180°C

Her bruker jeg en god gammel oppskrift jeg fant i en av bøkene til Ingrid Espelid Hovig for mange år siden. Jeg har også brukt en annen oppskrift der eggehvitene pisket først, men da blir ikke kokosmakronene like seige og gode.

  • 3 eggehviter
  • 200g sukker
  • 200g kokosmasse

Bland alt i en kjele og rør massen over svak varme til den er som grøt. Sett deigen i topper på bakepapirkledd plate og stek midt i ovnen i 10-12 minutter, eller til de har fått en lett gyllen farge. La makronene hvile litt på platen før de avkjøles på rist. Vi pleier å dyppe noen av makronene i smeltet kokesjokolade.

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In English

Almond cookies scented with vanilla

Oven on 200°C

  • 80 g butter
  • 80 g sugar

Whip until white and fluffy

  • 1 egg, lightly whipped
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 2 ts baking powder
  • 1 ts organic vanilla extract
  • potato starch

Mix in the rest of the ingredients, but hold the potato starch until the end. Add one table spoon at the time until the dough can be rolled into small balls.

Put the balls om a plate with baking parchment, and put in the oven until light tan, approx. 10-15 mins.

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Macroons with shredded coconut

Oven on 180°C

This is a recipe I found in one of Ingrid Espelid Hovig’s old cookbooks. I sometimes use another recipe for these cookies, where the eggwhites are whipped until stiff, but then they don’t turn out as chewy as these little wonders.

  • 3 eggwhites
  • 200g sugar
  • 200g shredded coconut

Mix everything in a casserole, and stir over medium heat until it has a consistency like porridge. Put small tops with two tablespoons on a baking sheet, and bake in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Leave to rest for a few minutes, then cool on a rack. Dip in melted dark chocolate if you wish.

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Enjoy!

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Den ultimate gulrotkaken

Den ultimate gulrotkaken

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Jeg har lenge vært på jakt etter den ultimate gulrotkaken. Etter mye prøving og testing,  synes jeg selv jeg var på god vei. Men så måtte jeg bare prøve gulrotkaken fra The Hummingbird Bakery. Det var mye uimotståelig ved den, spesielt at den lages i tre 20 cm kakeformer, og blir den vakreste gulrotkaken noensinne. Jeg har tatt det jeg synes er det beste med denne kaken, og blandet det med det beste fra min, og voila: endelig har jeg totalt forelsket meg i en gulrotkake!

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Ingredienser og fremgangsmåte:

Sett ovnen på 175°C

  • 300 g brunt sukker
  • 3 dl rapsolje (eller solsikkeolje)
  • 3 egg

Kjøres i kjøkkenmaskin til godt blandet.

  • 300 g spelt- eller hvetemel
  • 1,5 ts kanel
  • 1 ts malt ingefær
  • 1 ts Maldon salt
  • frø fra en vaniljestang (eller 1/2 ts god vaniljesukker)
  • 1 ts natron
  • 1 ts bakepulver

Bland alt det tørre og bland gradvis med eggeblandingen mens kjøkkenmaskinen går.

  • 300 g gulrøtter, fint revet
  • 75 g hakkede valnøtter

Rør inn gulrøtter og nøtter med en stor skje.

Fordel blandingene i tre springformer med bakepapir i bunnen. Stek formene i ca 20 minutter, eller til en kakepinne kommer ut tørr. La formene hvile 5 minutter, før du tar dem ut av formene og lar dem kjøle helt ned på en rist.

Kremostglasur:

  • 125 g usaltet smør, romtemperert
  • 250 g Philadelpia ost eller annen kremost naturell
  • 600 g melis
  • 1 ts vaniljesukker
  • revet skall av en lime (spar limen til senere)

Visp melis, vaniljesukker og smør i kjøkkenmaskin til godt blandet. Tilsett ost og limeskall og visp glasuren godt til den er blank og fin.

Når kaken er helt kald, sett den sammen slik:

Skvis saften fra limen over de tre kakebunnene. Sett den første bunnen på et pent fat. Bre over 1/4 av glasuren. Gjenta med bunn nr 2 og 1/4 av glasuren. Sett på siste lag, og bre resten av glasuren over. Lag mønster med en skje og dryss et tynt lag med kanel over kaken. Pynt gjerne ekstra når det er bursdag 🙂

 

carrot cake

The Ultimate Carrot Cake

I’ve been searching for the Ultimate Carrot Cake recipe for a long time. After a lot of trying and testing, I felt I was almost there. Then I just HAD to try making the carrot cake from The Hummingbird Bakery. It was irresistible in so many ways, especially that it is baked in tree springforms, making it the most beautiful carrot cake ever. I have used what I loved the most about this cake, and mixed it with the best from mine, and voila; I have finally fallen in love with a carrot cake!

How to:

Oven on 175°C

  • 300 g brown sugar
  • 3 dl rapseed oil (or sunflower oil)
  • 3 eggs

Mix well in a food processor/mixer.

  • 300 g spelt- or wheat flour
  • 1,5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 ts Maldon salt
  • seeds form one vanilla pod (or 1/2 tsp good quality vanilla sugar)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Mix all the dry ingredients, and add to the egg mix gradually while whisking.

  • 300 g carrots, finely grated
  • 75 g chopped walnuts

Stir into the mix with a big spoon.

Divide the batter in 3 cake tins lined with baking parchment (20 cm diameter). Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until a cake-tester comes out clean. Leave to rest for e few minutes, then take out of the tin and leave to cool completely on a wired rack.

Creme cheese frosting:

  • 125 g unsalted butter, soft
  • 250 g Philadelpia cheese
  • 600 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • zest from one lime (save the rest for later)

Whisk powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and butter with an electric mixer until well mixed. Add the creme cheese and lime zest and whisk until light, fluffy and glossy.

Assemble the cake like this:

Squeeze the lime juice from the left over lime over the tree cakes. Divide 1/4 of the frosting on the first cake. Put the second cake on top and top with another 1/4 of the frosting. Put the last cake on top, and spread the rest of the frosting on the top and the sides of the cake. Sprinkle with a light dusting of cinnamon.

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Healthy banana walnut muffins

Healthy banana muffins with walnuts and vanilla

This is another version of my banana-coconut bread recipe. Here I’ve made sweet little muffins. This recipe (as the banana-coconut bread) contains no added fat, and as little sugar as possible (for the taste to remain sweet and irresistible).

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Ingredients:

  • 4 really ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g sugar; palm sugar, or unrefined sugar
  • 150 g white flour. I used gluten-free this time, but sometimes I use normal white flour.
  • 50 g organic rolled oats, gluten free if you want the muffins to be gluten free.
  • 50 g chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking soda (natron)

Put into 12-15 muffin tins, and bake in the oven at 170’C, for 15-20 minutes.

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The muffins are chewy and chunky at the same time. Lovely!

Enjoy!

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Banana-coconut bread

Banana bread with coconut

This is a banana bread recipe I’ve had since I was 16 years old. It has been altered several times since then. It used to have a huge amount of suger, and only white flour. I have decreased the sugar content a lot and swapped half of the white flour for a mix of healthy organic rolled oats, shredded coconut and whole meal flour. The banana bread is sweet, moist and absolutely irresistible. I can recommend eating it warm with some butter or home-made chocolate-spread..

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Planning a long week-end at our summerhouse, with a weather forecast promising rain and cold wind the whole stay, I had to make som preparations. I mixed the ingredients for the banana bread in a glass container, so all we had to do was mix it with the bananas and eggs, then put it in the oven.L1000336

I mix the bananas and the eggs with a fork, then add the dry ingredients

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The batter goes in a loaf-tin and then in the oven.

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In the meantime, we go for a walk 🙂 Spring time in Norway is beautiful..

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This is what we come home to 🙂 All we have to do now is get the fireplace going and make som tea.

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Recipe:

  • 3 really ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g sugar; palm sugar, or unrefined sugar
  • 100g white flour
  • 50g organic rolled oats
  • 50g whole meal flor- rye, oat or what you prefer
  • 50 g shredded coconut, or chopped walnuts if you prefer
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1 ts baking soda (natron)

Mash the bananas, mix in the eggs, then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Put in a greased loaf tin, and bake in the oven on 170’C for 35-40 minutes. Check after 35 min; you dont want it to be dry!

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Enjoy!

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