Crispbread

30 pc

2 cups water

2 oz fresh yeast

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups barley flour

2 cups rye flour

2 cup wheat flour

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

¼ cup sunflower seeds

½ tablespoon flaxseed (linseed)

Dissolve the yeast in the water, along with the honey and the salt. Mix in the flour a little at a time and work the dough until smooth. Cover and let rise for 20 – 30 minutes.

Form balls of dough the size of golf balls. Roll out, sprinkle some seeds on top and roll into the dough.

Bake on baking paper covered baking trays at 475 F for 10 – 12 minutes. Let cool on grill rack.

Always nice with home-baked bread! You may use slightly more rye four, and less of the other kinds, to vary the taste a bit.

Rosemary Crackers

30 pc

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½ oz active dry yeast, or 1 oz fresh yeast

1 c water

2 tsp dried rosemary, ground

2 tsp salt

1 tsp honey

¼ c wheat bran

1 c rye flour

1 c spelt

½ – ¾ c wheat flour

½ c sunflower seeds

1 tbsp dried rosemary 

Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water, in a bowl. Grind the rosemary in a mortar.

Add rosemary, salt, honey, bran and all the flour. Work the dough until smooth and elastic. Let rise for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450 F.

Divide the dough into 30 pieces and roll out each piece to thin rounds. Prick the top of the dough all over with a fork.

Place the rounds on cookie sheets covered in parchment baking paper. Brush with water and sprinkle with sunflower seeds and rosemary – press into the dough with, for instance, a silicone spatula, so the dough or the seeds do not stick to it.

Bake one sheet at a time, as they get filled by rolled out breads.

Bake 5-7 minutes.

Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in dry place.

Maybe not much to look at, but has a great personality

Plommonpaj

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Ca 8 hg plommon

2 msk potatismjöl

½ dl strösocker

1,5 hg smör

½ ljus sirap

1 dl vispgrädde

2 dl vetemjöl

2½ dl havregryn

1 tsk bakpulver

2 dl strösocker

Vaniljvisp eller vispgrädde med lite vaniljpulver

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Kärna ur och dela plommonen. Lägg plommonen direkt i pajformen och strö över potatismjöl och socker.

Smält smöret och blanda med sirap och grädde. Blanda ihop de torra ingredienserna. Blanda smörmixen med mjölblandningen ordentligt och sprid ut över plommonen. Grädda i 175 grader i 30 minuter, eller längre om deet behövs för att få en knäckig yta.

Servera med vaniljgrädde, eller kanske vanlijglass men det kan blir fööör sött.

A Room of loneliness

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Lonely in a room filled with people. Searching, looking for somebody to hold hands with, but all hands are cold, and all faces are turned away.

The chill of loneliness is cold in the large group. Voices are heard but cannot be located, they do not belong to anyone. One question – no answer. A thousand questions – no answer.

A cry for help yields no reaction.

A room filled of blank faces, empty stares, silent mouths. A room filled of loneliness.

Elderflower syrup

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25 – 30 large elderberry flower clusters

2 large lemons

1 1/3 quart water

1 1/3 quart sugar

1 tablespoon citric acid

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Rinse the flower clusters and drain. Rinse and thinly slice the lemons.

Bring the water to a boil and dissolve the sugar. Add the citric acid.

In layers, add the elderflowers and the lemon slices in a pot and pour on the sugar water.

Cover and, after it has cooled, store cold for 2 – 3 days.

Rinse bottles with water where you have dissolved a tad sodium benzoate. Pour the syrup through a strainer and bottle. Store cold.

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Dilute syrup with three or four times as much water, or Prosecco, or with a tad of Vodka, or some Sprite. It’s ok to omit the Sprite.

Fläderblomssaft

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25  stora fläderblomsklasar

2 stora citroner

1 1/2 l vatten

1 1/2 l strösocker

1 msk citronsyra

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Skölj blomklasarna och låt rinna av. Skölj och skiva citronerna tunt.

Koka upp vattnet med socker och citronsyra.

Varva fläderblom och citronskivor i en gryta och häll över sockerlagen.

Täck över och, efter att det svalnat, förvara kallt i 2 – 3 dygn.

Skölj flaskor med vatten med lite upplöst natriumbensoat. Sila saften och fyll på flaskor. Förvara kallt.

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Smaskig potatis

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1 kg potatis

½ dl EVOO

S & P

1 näve timjan

1 paket bacon

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Till såsen:

1 hg Västerbottenost

1½ dl crème fraiche

½ tsk mejram

½ tsk oregano

1 tsk timjan

1 tsk honung

½ dl persilja

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Koka potatisen riktigt mjuk. Skala om det behövs. Dela i hälften eller mer, beroende på storlek. Det ska gå att mosa till dem. Lägg i smord ungsform. Ringla över olja. Strö över salt och peppar och halva näven repad timjan.

Rosta i 225 grader i 15 minuter, eller tills de är gyllengula!

Skär baconet i små bitar och knaperstek; låt rinna av.

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Såsen:

Riv osten. Hacka persiljan. Vispa ihop alla ingredienser.

För servering: När potatisen är färdig, klicka ut såsen eller sprid över hela formen, strö över bacon och resten av repade timjan.

Marinated Radishes with Sesame Seeds

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1 bunch radishes

½ tablespoon tamari

½ tablespoon rice vinegar

½ teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon honey

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

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Clean and thinly slice the radishes and put them in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix tamari, vinegar, oil and honey, then mix with the radishes.

Roast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan.

Sprinkle the seeds on top of the radishes.

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Sometimes it’s tempting to exclude parts of a recipe, like “of the radishes.” In the sentence above. Do my readers really need that part, or would they otherwise stay confused, frying pan in hand? Or maybe sprinkle it on the floor, or over the dog?

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