Have you ever baked your own bread? I’m telling you: All you need is three ingredients and an oven and you can make Swedish crispbread as we speak/write/read.
„Knäcka“ means crispy in Swedish. And it is crispyness, ideed, that is most characteristic for the Swedish “Knäckabröd”. Invented in Sweden in 500 AD, the thin cracker enjoys popularity in Scandinavia, Germany and among health-conscious people elsewhere. It tastes like crisps, it’s inexpensive, full of fibre and you can store it for ages. All you need is wholemeal rye flour, salt, and water. I’ve added extra seeds and grains for health benefits.
My lovely sister Lina
When my sister Lina decided to move back to the city we grew up in, many people wondered why. When I finished school, I wanted to move far away, possibly abroad. Now, no one is wondering anymore. She found herself a lovely flat and a job at the cutest organic market via connections. Although she’s really busy with university, she finds time for hobbies and to come up with new recipes.
She made me wonder: Isn’t it braver to try and find happiness where you are than to hunt for it in the distance?
The fact that I hate getting up earlier than absolutely necessary and my need for a good, filling breakfast is a constant conflict of my weekdays. There was a time when I bought a warm chocolate croissant on my way to class everyday but that situation was neither very economic nor did the croissant fill me up for more than an hour. It was in fact May who introduced me to the delicious-ness that is a homemade porridge and I want to share my perfect “recipe” and porridge combinations in this post.
Every year a day or two before christmas we will meet up for a luscious brunch or „Kaffeeklatsch“ with our group of girlfriends from home. Most of us live in Berlin anyways but it is a wonderful time to share gossip, complain about the christmas-stress and exchange a gift or two. This year, May curiously watched me carry in a basket full of homemade goodies and told me that we might have prepared the same gifts. When it was time to reveal the presents, both of us sure enough pulled out cans of freshly made granola for the friends! While May had whipped up a delicious nutty banana granola, I had stuck to a more basic coconut-almond version. We will share both recipes and highly recommend preparing these gourmet granolas: easypeasy to make, great to have at home and both do indeed make wonderful gifts.