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Tössebageriet in Östermalm (Stockholm)

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Speaking of tasty fika addresses in Stockholm, Tössebageriet certainly can not be missed. This authentic bakery in Östermalm is a real m’as-tu vu place along Karlavägen. It is one of Stockholm’s oldest and most authentic patisseries.

 Tössebageriet

Semmelwrap

If you’ve ever heard of semmelwrappen, the wrap variant of the tasty semla pastries, you may already know Tössebageriet. It was this bakery that began with the hyped alternative version of semlor (in 2015). Tössebageriet can best be described as a classic Swedish bakery with tea-room that likes to remake a modern version of classics. The semmelwrap knew a huge success: at last there was a semla that you could eat without fuss.

Since 1920

Tössebageriet is one of Stockholm’s oldest bakeries. They have been at the same address since 1920. Helga Södermark began the bakery. She named the bakery after the village in Dalsland where they grew up.

You can go to Tössebageriet for breakfast, lunch and tasty treats for the fika hour. The sandwiches are fresh and with a lot of ingredients. The choice of fig bread is gigantic! I already tried their world-famous semla, their cardemum roll and the popular princess pie.

It’s a fairly small establishment so you need some luck to find a free spot. As soon as the sun is out, you can also sit on their terrace. The bakery is open every day of the week. If you are in Stockholm during the summer months, check out their opening hours because, like many other Swedish companies, they will close about one month during the summer holiday (often just after midsummer).

Café Kladdkakan in Gamla Stan

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What do you do if you have been walking around in the city for half a day and had are feeling hungry? If you are at Gamla Stan in Stockholm, just go to a cafe for fika!

Café Kladdkakan - Stockholm (2)

In the Stora Nygatan in Gamla Stan I had already passed past Cafe Kladdkakan a couple of times. You need to know that kladdkaka is one of my favorite pastries. In addition, I had heard a lot of good things about Café Kladdkakan and so the place was on my to visit list.

Café Kladdkakan - Stockholm (1)

Homemade lemonade

No wonder mum and I would ended up at Cafe Kladdkakan. My mum ordered a piece of princess pie and I was tempted by the Bounty pie. I tasted the homemade lemonade and really liked it. With home-made lemonade you need some luck. I like lemonade to be very sweet, but sometimes they add so many ice cubes that the sweet taste disappears. Fortunately, that was not the case here.

We were lucky with the nice weather and decided to sit on the terrace. In addition to fika, Café Kladdkakan also serves lunch and light dinners. Café Kladdkakan is located in one of Stockholm’s most touristy streets. Still, Stockholmers too find the way to Café Kladdkakan and that’s often a good sign.

Where do you like to stop for fika?

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