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How to make Sausaghetti with your coffee maker

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1 hour

Ingredients

  • Sausage
  • Spaghetti
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Ketchup

Instructions

Divide the sausage into smaller pieces, break the spaghetti and fit in some of the spaghetti straws into the sausages. Put it in the coffee maker can, pour oil over it and also some salt. Add water in the coffee maker brewer and start your coffee maker. Cook until spaghetti softens. Turn off your coffee maker.

Pour off the water and add butter onto the sausaghetti. Stir. Place the sausaghetti on a plate and add ketchup.

Delish!

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Prepare the sausaghetti together with your kids, they will love it!

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“Mommiiiie, let go of my sausaghetti!”

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Looks kind of funny, doesn’t it?

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The filter thingy works great as a strainer as well in coffee maker cooking.

And here is a video of me making it. I talk swedish but it comes with subtitles.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to cook Lingonberry Ice Cream with a coffee maker.

We spent the weekend in our cabin. After a long day’s work in the sun Dan drove and bought ice creams. Yum!

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I have cooked a couple of different ice creams in my coffee maker and the very best is of course the Lingonberry Ice Cream…

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Time

  • 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2,5 dl cream
  • 2-3 egg yolks (the yolks I used was pretty small so I used 3)
  • 3/4 dl sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1-1,5 dl lingonberries
  • A couple of meringues
  • Basil leaves

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Pour cream in the coffee maker carafe and heat it for almost an hour, it must get really warm. Give it a good whip every now and then, you know how easily cream burn.

Meanwhile mix eggs, sugar and vanilla together so it get’s fluffy. Pour the egg fluff with the warm cream in the carafe and put it back on the heater. Now this mixture shall coffee maker cook for a while until it thickens a bit, about 45 minutes. Don’t forget to stir. Turn off your coffee maker.

Before you add lingonberries and meringues let it cool for a while. Thereafter add lingonberries and meringues into the mixture and pour the ice-cream into forms. Place them in your freezer, stir every 30 minutes, until they get a nice ice-creamy consistency.

Eat and enjoy!

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The cream is cooking in the coffee maker can.

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This is how you cook lingonberry ice-cream with your coffee maker!

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Approved by Zappa.

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Chillin’.

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Didn’t find baby meringues, but this worked just fine.

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Can you see what’s standing next to the coffee maker made ice-cream? An ice-cream machine, ha!

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Eat it before it melts too much! (You probably won’t have that problem if you mustn’t wait for the photo shoot of the coffee maker made lingonberry ice-cream presentation.)

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I get many questions about if it’s tricky to clean up after cooking. Answer: Not at all.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Delicious Tapas

Obviously tapas is great to cook with a coffee maker so I’ve made lots of different dishes these past years.  All of today’s tapas are delicious and very easy to cook with a coffee maker. This is how you do it.

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Time

  • 30-45 min / tapas

Ingredients

  • Bacon wrapped date plums
  • Bacon
  • Date plums
  • Cheese filled peppers
  • Peppers
  • Philadelphia
  • Red onion
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Serrano Wrapped halloumi
  • Serrano
  • Halloumi
  • Honey
  • Camembert with tomato stuff
  • Camembert in a size that fits the heater
  • Mini tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Arugula

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and prep the different tapas.

Bacon wrapped date plums
Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap the dates. Fry them on the heater until the bacon gets crispy and golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Cheese filled peppers
Mix the cheese with chopped onion, a little garlic and season. Cut the top off the peppers and fill it with the delicious goo. Fry them on the heater until they get golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the finished tapas.

Serrano Wrapped Halloumi
Cut halloumi into small pieces and wrap it with slices of serrano. Twist and turn occasionally until it seems finished.

Drizzle some honey over the finished tapas.

Camembert with tomato stuff
Heat a dash of oil in the carafe and add chopped mini tomatoes, parsley and a pinch of salt. Carafe-fry until it has become thoroughly heated.

Grease the heater and place the cheese on it. Fry it approximately 15 minutes on each side. Add the tomato stuff on top on the cheese when finished.

Turn off the coffee maker and serve the different tapas on a fresh bed of arugula.

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Prepping of the coffee maker cooked tapas!

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Sous chef Zappa helped out as always.

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Everything gets better with bacon? I’ve actually tried that and will post the results in another post (it’s not true).

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Can-frying of the tomato stuff.

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How to cook tapas with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to cook a pizza with your coffee maker – VIDEO!

When the film crew was here and recorded my web show, The Swedish Coffee Maker Chef, there was no time to cook pizza from scratch so we bought a pre-cooked dough that came with salsa as well. I have coffee maker cooked pizzas a couple of times before and I will post one of those recipes after this clip, and then you can choose how you would like to cook your pizza.

 MINI PIZZA

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Time

Approximately 3 hours for one mini pizza

Ingredients

It’s hard to write an exact recipe for a mini pizza, it such small amounts. The dough is a recipe for a large pizza, which you may divide into smaller pieces. It is also possible to freeze the pizza dough.

Pizza dough (for many mini pizzas)
50 g yeast
1 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt flavored with rosemary)
A pinch of sugar
3 dl water
0.5 ml olive oil
9 dl flour
butter

Tomato sauce (also very small amounts)
Passata
Tomato paste
Pepper
Frozen herb mixture

Topping (for two or three mini pizzas)
½ small onion
1 can of tuna
1 tsp Mango Chutney
Grated cheese
Feta cheese
Peanuts
Curry
Salt
Pepper
Oil
Pizza Seasoning

Instructions

Mix the yeast, salt, sugar, oil and lukewarm water in a bowl. Stir it so that it blends properly. Stir in about 8 dl flour (a little at a time) so that the dough becomes smooth. Prover the dough in the bowl under a cloth in a half hour. Take a piece of dough, about the size of a golf ball, and knead it thoroughly on a floured surface. Add more flour if dough is too sticky. Flatten this properly and shape it so that it fits the heater.

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Like a professional! ;)

Start the coffee maker. Pour a small amount of oil directly on the heater, and heat it properly – about 10 minutes. Place the thin pizza crust on the heater and bake it for about fifteen minutes on both sides, or until it has a nice color and are no longer doughy. Remove the pizza crust and clean the heater.

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Pour a dash of oil in the carafe and heat it for about 15 minutes. Chop the onion in the meantime and fry all of it in the coffee maker carafe for about 25 minutes.

Now it’s time to prepare the tomato sauce! Mix in a little tomato puree along with the passed tomatoes and season with pepper and herb mix. Stir. Easy peasy! Mix tuna, mango chutney, curry and cheese (or whatever you like to have on your pizza) in the carafe along with the onion. Fry this in the coffee carafe for half an hour. Stir occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off your coffee maker.
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Carafe-fry the topping.

Spread a layer of tomato sauce on the pizza crust and after that add tuna topping. Sprinkle the pizza spice and peanuts over your fantastic meal. Serve with a fresh salad and a cold beer. Omnomnomnom.
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I ♥ Pizza.

What type of toppings do you prefer on your pizza?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to cook Chicken Bruschetta with your coffee maker!

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Time

1,5 hours for 4 bruschettas

Ingredients

  • Chicken filet
  • Bread
  • Green pesto
  • Cocktail tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Red onion
  • Parmesan
  • Olive oil
  • Chili flakes
  • Flaked salt

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Cut the bread and roast it directly on the heater – approximately 15 minutes on each side. Place them on a dish and pour a little oil on the heater. Let it get really warm and thereafter place the sliced up chicken filets in it. Fry it THOROUGHLY, it can’t be pink at all. It took about 45 minutes when I did it. Turn it every now and then. Season with chili flakes. Turn off your coffee maker.

 

Spread pesto on the bread and place the well done chicken on it. Slice up some onion, add it together with a tomato, a basil leaf and a dash of olive oil. Sprinkle the bruschetta with flaked salt. Maybe some balsamic vinegar as well. Stick a toothpick through the whole thing so it won’t fall.

 

Enjoy!
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How to roast bread on a coffee maker.

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Twist and turn so it won’t get burned.

 

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“You are not Zappa..?”

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to poach an egg with a coffee maker – VIDEO

The coffee maker is also a perfect device to poach your eggs with, I’ll show you that in this YouTube episode of The Coffee Maker Chef. And – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF COFFEE MACHINE CUISINE – I’ll show you the traditional way of cooking your coffee with a coffee maker.

Enjoy!

And, as always, I speak Swedish but it comes with English subtitles.

How to cook a birthday cake for cats – VIDEO!

Haha, this is my favorite video recipe so far. We had so much fun when we filmed it, I almost puked a numerous of times, the poor photographer couldn’t escape the disgusting smell, Zappa was all over the place, Gucci was depressed (but I cheered her up with a party hat on top of her cone of shame) and Iggy almost died (fortunately that was edited).

WHAT A PARTY!

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Time

  • 3 hours (including cooling)

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl of dry foods
  • 1 pkg. of liver pâté
  • Some sheets of ham
  • Wet food
  • Shrimps
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Cat treats

Instructions

Add the dry food into the carafe and pour water into the brewer. Start your coffee maker and cook it until the dry food loosen up properly. Season with shrimps, stir and drain extra water if needed. Add an egg yolk and stir some more. Turn off your coffee maker.

Wrap the inside of an heart formed bowl (or whatever form you got) with cling film (this will make it easier to remove cake from bowl) and add some of the dry food mixture in the bottom. Layer with ham, shrimps, wet food, more dry food mixture, cat treats or other stuff that your cat fancies. Let the cake cool and stiff for a while in the freezer.

Remove the cake from the bowl and remove the cling film. Frost the cake with liver pâté and decorate it with cat treats, garlic press pressed pâté and top with a flower of ham.

Serve the cake accompanied with a bowl of yummy cat milk.

Purrfect!

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How to cook cat testicles with your coffee maker

Speaking of ballz… A while back ago, when I posted the “How to cook a cat with your coffee maker” on my Swedish blog, some people got kind of upset. I got all kind of weird comments but especially one got me very confused. This one person called me a cannibal and I really don’t get it. I’m not a cat (regardless of what Chris Ramsey believes). Iggy is not a human. So if I ate her (or if she ate me) that’s not cannibalism? Then it would be cannibalism if I ate a chicken, a cow, a pig or even if I swallowed a fly. And isn’t it normal in like China to eat both cats and dogs? And most of the Chinese people aren’t cannibals, are they? No, that was just a really stupid comment that I got.

But some people are kind of stupid and for those people I followed up with this next recipe, just to clear things out. If a cat eat parts of a cat – THAT´S cannibalism.

Or should I say canniballism

Fittingly the day after I got the comment we left Zappa for neutering. So now I give you my canniball-recipe:

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Time

  • 1 hour (excl. neutering)

Ingredients

  • 1 set of fresh cat testicles
  • 2 shrimps
  • 1 tbsp of Russian caviar (only the best for the best!)
  • Some minced meat
  • 1 quail egg yolk
  • 1 dash of oil
  • Some rocket salad

Instructions

Leave your male cat at the vets in the morning and pick him and “the remains” up in the afternoon.

Pour water into the coffee maker brewer and place the balls in the coffee maker carafe. Start your coffee maker and cook the balls until they get a bit more tender – but still with a crunchy core. The time depends on the size of the balls.

Meanwhile, prepare for the plating that ought to be kind of small portions – suitable for your cat. First a small bed of arugula, then a nice and round portion of minced meat and top with an egg yolk and a ball next to it.

Since it’s most often two balls I wanted to make two slightly different dishes. First the arugula, then the meat, but now top with shrimp, caviar and – of course – the second testicle.

Turn off your coffee maker.

Ready to be served!

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Trying to find a suitaball recipe.

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Don’t play with the food, Zappa!

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How to cook cat testicles with your coffee maker.

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“Smells ballmy…”

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Nice to lick some ballz.

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“Thank you, Mami. That was delectaball!”

Now, that wasn’t hard to understand. Was it?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Bob’s World Cat Cafe

I’m honored to say that I’ve got the chance to donate one of my paintings (inspired by Street Cat Bob) to the fundraiser for Bob’s World Cat Café!

All proceeds will go towards building a cat café in London that that will provide a home for homeless, abused or unwanted cats, and a safe haven for people who loved the Street Cat Named Bob series, and other like minded individuals to come in and have tea, coffee and refreshments whilst being surrounded by Cats. This fundraiser is a non-profit campaign and all the profits from the Café will go towards charities.

It’s an acrylic painting called “Bob” inspired by A Street Cat Named Bob. The size of the painting is 60*60 cm (and a couple of cm thick).

Submit your bid here (until 18 april, 14.45 BST).

Thanks! <3

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You can find some of my other art here.

Zappa at the vet’s

The other day we had to go to the emergency with Zappa since he had problem peeing. At first I wasn’t that worried but after speaking with the vet and some googling I was sure that this is the end for Zappa. If we are lucky a penis amputation could save him. PENIS AMPUTATION! Well this is what happens when you google diseases.

When we arrived they immediately examined Zappa but since it didn’t seem like he had a life threatening condition we had to sit and wait for a while. It’s quite funny to have a sphynx. People in the waiting room laughed at him, pointed at him and burst out “Ooooh!”. Probably because their own animals were such boring and ugly creatures.

The veterinarian didn’t like him much. She called him a “Slippery eel” and seemed to think that he was quite annoying. He wasn’t. He was the best cat in the world, like he always is. But the vet didn’t agree, quickly put a needle in his neck and sedated him.

This is what he looked like.

Hahaha!! Isn’t he the most fantastic cat? I can’t stop laughing at him. Felt like a lousy human to Zappa but even during his examination I couldn’t stop laughing and took lots of picture of my poor cat. Tried to pull out his tongue for an even better photo but Dan wouldn’t let me. We also found out that Zappa had an extremely small penis and the vet had lots of problem taking urine samples from him. Well after a while they had their samples and didn’t find anything unusual (but we are waiting for the results of some of the other test that they couldn’t determine at the time) so they gave him an injection with adrenaline, or something like that, so he would wake up. “Wake up”. He didn’t quite wake up for lots of hours. And he couldn’t close his mouth during these hours either…


On monday we have another appointment. Let’s all hope that he’s well, that he won’t die nor amputate his little penis and that they will have to sedate him again so that I can take some more photos.

Cinnamon bun day!

Every year on October 4th we Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day. As you will see, in this special cinnamon bun post, I have baked many different types these last couple of years. 

Time

That depends on the device you use and if you bake from scratch. But at least a couple of hours.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of instant dough. Or google another recipe if you’d like to bake from scratch.
  • Lots of butter
  • Lots of sugar
  • Lots of cinnamon
  • Pearl sugar

Instructions

The preparations for all of the different sorts are the same. Just read the instant dough package when preparing the dough.

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I prefer to buy those packages of instant dough because I think it’s boring to make a dough from scratch and it takes forever.

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This is the heart of cinnamon buns. Cinnamon, sugar and butter.

 

The oven baked ones:

Most people now bake the buns in their oven and I’ve tried that as well. I burned them.

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Oven baked ones.

It sure is boring to oven bake cinnamon buns so here’s some other, more fun, types.

 

The sandwich grill baked ones:

Place the buns into the sandwich grill. Press.

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Butter up before.

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Tadaa! Baking time: Just a couple of minutes. A great way to bake the buns!

 

The coffee maker baked ones:

I’ve baked three different types of cinnamon buns with my coffee maker…

1. The pizza sized model.

Shape it like a small pizza in size of the coffee maker heater. Place it onto the buttered coffee maker heater.

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This is Zappa’s favorite. Baking time: 30 minutes.

2. The praline sized model.

Shape the like a small sized cinnamon bun. Place them onto the buttered coffee maker heater.

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Cute, huh? Baking time: 20 minutes.

3. And of course the normal sized model.

Shape the like a normal sized cinnamon bun. Place them onto the buttered coffee maker heater.

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Iggy was in charge of baking this one. Baking time: 30 minutes.

Now to my favorite way of baking cinnamon buns…

 

The hair cruncher baked ones:

I don’t know the English name of this device… Hair cruncher? Hair waffler? Place the bun between the waffled shaped arms. Press.

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Baking time: A couple of minutes.

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I just love the shape of them!

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Do I even have to explain how lovely your hair will smell the next time you will waffle your hair? Way better than after making this recipe

Which one is your favorite?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Watch Virtually Famous!

This is definitely the best panel show ever. You’ve got to see it! As I told you a while back I was invited as a “Mystery Guest”… Ah, just watch the show HERE and see for your self what happens.  If you can’t see the show just OK the stuff on this site (Hola.org) and then try again.

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“IS SHE A CAT?!” -Chris Ramsey

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“You told me to smell her!”

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“This one’s actually quite sexy. If that was on Tinder I would swipe right.” – Kevin McHale

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Look! I got the title once again!

As you can see it was my cat Gucci and our blog Meowtfit of the day (that started the Cats wearing tights trend (sorry for that)) I talked about.

How to cook Swedish Meatballs with your Coffee Maker – VIDEO!

Swedish meatballs are the greatest. And you shouldn’t try to make them from scratch. Buy prepared ones and they will taste much better, like the ones at IKEA. The meatballs must be served with mashed potatoes and lots of lingonberries.

Of course I have made both home made meatballs, lingonberry jam and mashed potatoes with my coffee maker but I reckon I should show you a really simple recipe (although I obviously had some trouble making it as you can see in the clip…) for all of you students out there! This was one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I lived in that dorm in the beginning of my coffee maker experiment.

And please subscribe to my show The Coffee Maker Chef! I’ve seen some upcoming clips and it’s going to be sooo awesome weird.