Old Kviberg Regiment

Today it is -12°C and sunny, so I took the opportunity, now when I’m free, to go out with the camera. I went to Kviberg regiment, an old regiment in Gothenburg. It’s not used as a regiment any longer, but the beautiful buildings are still there!

First a colorful view of the regiment:
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“Regiment road”

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A spooky black and white version:
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Graham buns

GrahamBuns

Today I have made “Graham buns”. Really tasty, so here follows the recipe in English. The Swedish version is found here: Grahamsbullar

I did some buns with raisins and some without, to try what I preferred, but I can’t decide, they are both tasty!

Ingredients:
for around 25 buns
6 dl graham flour
6 dl boiling water
3 dl water
50 grams of yeast
2 tsp salt
2 dl raisins
10 dl flour (I used 9 dl in the dough and around 0,5 dl in step 4)

Preparation:
1. Measure the graham flour into a bucket. Add the boiling water and mix with a tree spoon. Let the mix cool down to 37°C.

2. Preheat the 3 dl water to 37°C and dissolve the yeast into it. Pour the yeast mixture and the raisins into the graham/water mix.

3. Add salt and about 9 dl of the wheat flour into the dough. Work it smooth and let it rise under a kitchen towel for 40 minutes.

4. Take the dough on a floured surface and work through it. Divide the dough into 25 bits. Shape the bits into small buns and put them on a baking tray. (greaseproof paper is good to use…)

5. Let the buns rise under a kitchen towel for 30 minutes.

6. Bake them in an oven at 250°C for 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy the warm, fresh buns with butter or whatever you prefere!

Swedish “Cinnamon Roll”-Day

Today is the day of the cinnamon roll or “kanelbulle” as it is called in Swedish. This means that all Sweden is having cinnamon rolls in their afternoon “fika” at work. Fika, for those of you who is not familiar with the word, is the most important thing in a swedish company. It’s the coffee breaks, when all the employees in the department gather around the coffee machine. During Fridays or special occasions like today, something sweet is often served. Today – cinnamon rolls!

Swedish cinnamon bun with crushed nib sugar

Swedish cinnamon roll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Autumn comes with Apple Pie!

Now it’s autumn and apple season in Sweden! Therefore me and my flatmate Matilda made this apple pie yesterday. It’s really simple to make and tastes delicious!

There is a lot of different types of apple pies, but this one with a crispy dough is my favorit!

Ingredients:
2-4 persons
1 dl oat flakes (oat meal)*
1 dl wheat flour
2-3 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
50 g butter
(ev. a little bit of salt)

2-4 apples (depending on their size)
1-2 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

* The oat flakes can be replaced by 0.5 dl of wheat flour.

How to do:
1. Mix oat flakes, wheat flour, 2-3 tbs sugar, vanilla sugar salt and butter to a dough.
2. Cut the apples into thin slices.
3. Mix the apple slices with cinnamon and the rest of the sugar in an ovenproof dish.
4. Spread out the dough over the apple slices and bake in the oven at 225°C for 20-30 minutes.


Serve with vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream. (Vanilla sauce is the more traditional and tasty choice according to me.)

Sick

From now on the blog will be in English so all my international friends can understand something from it!

Now I’ve been home a few days. Yesterday I had my first day at university and it was nice meeting everyone again! Today I was supposed to join a company visit, but during the nice hell broke lose – now I’m sick and home instead. And it’s started to rain…

Being close to the gym after six months doesn’t help very much when I’m sick. I want to go there! Only been there two times this week and were looking forward to three more. But not much to do. When I feel better (and the weather is better – it will be in the weekend it looks like) I will go outside and get some nice pictures of autumn leafs here in Stockholm! And when I’m back on track, the gym is my first stop!

Now I’ll cook something to eat. It’s nice being back in my own kitchen.

Over and out!

Hemma

Hemma. Jetlaggad. Trött. Mycket att göra, nej, massor att göra. Ska bli skönt att få gjort lite av allt “komma hem”-rumsterande. Att komma i ordning. Men det tar nog en vecka eller två. Bara att härda ut.

Trots det är det ändå rackarns skönt att vara hemma. Äta gott bröd. Ha allt man behöver i köket. Slippa vara rädd för kackerlackor. Kunna gå till gymmet! Det ska jag göra idag! =D

Minoo Waterfall

Idag blev det en lite förmiddagsutflykt till Minoo och Minoo Waterfall.


Den höga hissen på vid Minoo.



På väg upp längs floden mot vattenfallet.


Nästan framme!





Minoo Waterfall.


Familjebild vid vattenfallet.

På vägen tillbaka ner mot tåget passade jag på att fota den extrema grönskan omkring oss:



Grönskande skog.


Ett tempel längs vägen.

Jag satte på 55-200-objektivet för att fota lite höstlöv:

Då kom en rovfågel flygande!

Nu är jag tillbaka i studentkorridoren, så nu ska jag förbereda det sista inför kvällens fest “Time to say good bye”. Helt sjukt att jag åker tillbaka till Sverige på lördag, har lite svårt att förstå det!