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Ärtsoppa och pannkakor

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Pea soup with pancakes, it’s a traditional Swedish dish that is served on Thursday evening. Ärtsoppa och pannkakor is made with yellow peas. With the pancakes they serve cream and jam. You can also buy the pea soup ready-to-eat (there is also a vegetarian version in the supermarket).

ärtsoppa

How to make ärtsoppa?

Those who want to make the Swedish pea soup themselves will find a recipe here. Because I don’t eat meat myself, I have omitted the meat from the recipe.

  1. Place 5 dl of dried yellow peas for 6 to 12 hours in one and a half liters of water and a pinch of salt.
  2. Drain the water and put the peas in a pan with 1.3 liters of water with salt. Let it boil.
  3. Peel a small onion and insert 3 cloves. Add the onion to the water and the peas. Let the soup boil for one and a half hours.
  4. Remove the onion. Season to taste with salt, marjoram or thyme.
  5. Bake the pancakes: the Swedes bake their pancakes as thin as possible.
  6. Serve with whipped cream and jam.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe: Toast Skagen

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It is one of my favorite dishes on the Swedish menu cards. To my own surprise, Ikea still does not serve this in their restaurants. It is something that you can easily prepare at home. I’d like to share an authentic Swedish recipe to make your own Toast Skagen or Skagenröra.

How do you make Toast Skagen?

Recipe Toast Skagen - Skagenröra

Ingredients Toast Skagen

    • 500 grams of pink (peeled) shrimps
    • 1 red onion
    • Some sprigs of fresh dill
    • 100 grams of mayonnaise
    • 100 grams of sour cream
    • Swedish sandwiches (or a thick slice of bread to toast)
    • Lemon juice
    • For the finishing touch: sprig of dill, fish eggs (faux caviar) and a slice of lemon

 How to?

Chop the red onion and the dill. Mix the sour cream, the mayonnaise, the onion, the dill and the lemon juice. Add the shrimp. Roast the sandwiches.

Place a sandwich on a plate and put a generous amount of shrimp salad on top of it. Finish with half a spoonful of rump eggs, a sprig of dill and a small piece of lemon. Tasty!

Recipe Toast Skagen

P.S. In London and craving for Swedish food? Try the Toast Skagen at Aquavit!

Swedish chocolate balls: easy recipe!

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Zweedse chocoladeballetjes - chokladbollar
Swedish chocolate balls are so delicious that it is surprising that the recipe behind it is so simple. Certainly since I made and tasted white chocolate balls for the first time, I regret that I did not try this recipe a long time ago. Today I am not just sharing a recipe for the ‘ordinary chocolate balls’ but also for the white chokladbollar.

With this simple basic recipe, you can make your own Swedish chocolate balls in 10 minutes. In addition, you can experiment with other versions. I give some suggestions at the bottom of this recipe. Each recipe is good for about 20 chocolate balls.

Recipe classic Swedish chocolate balls

Ingredients

  • 300 ml oatmeal
  • 100 ml fine crystalline sugar (tip: you can also use flour sugar)
  • half a tablespoon of vanilla sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 100 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Coconut

Preparation

  1. Mix the oatmeal, sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of water and knead with the butter. Knead until all ingredients are well mixed and form a homogeneous mass.
  3. Roll balls. You can choose the size. I usually go for balls with a 2-3 cm diameter.
  4. Roll the chokladbollar through the coconut particles.
  5. Put in the fridge for at least one hour.

That fifth step is the hardest! It is not easy to leave those chocolate balls unattended in the fridge for an hour.

White chocolate balls

For those who, just like I, prefer to eat white chocolate, I also have a recipe for white chocolate balls. Delicious! Just try it yourself.

Ingredients

  • 120 grams of grated white chocolate
  • 60 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 300 ml oatmeal
  • 90 ml of fine crystalline sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Coconut

Preparation

  1. Rasp the white chocolate.
  2. Mix the oatmeal with the sugar.
  3. Add the grated white chocolate.
  4. Kneed the butter and add a few tablespoons of water.
  5. Continue kneading until all ingredients are well mixed and form a homogeneous mass.
  6. Rolls balls with 2-3 cm in diameter.
  7. Roll the chokladbollar in the coconut particles.
  8. Put in the fridge for at least one hour.

Variety!

  • You can also replace the tablespoons of water with tablespoons of cold coffee, liqueur, almond milk, chocolate milk,…
  • You can replace the coconut sugar with powdered sugar, nuts, brésilienne, with coloured sugar balls (like on icecream),…
  • Alternatively, you can hide a nut in the balls.
  • Let your imagination work! There are a lot more possibilities to create your own creation. Share your tips in the comments!

Chokladbollar - Zweedse chocoladeballetjes