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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 Easter Lollipops with your coffee maker.

This didn’t turn out quite as I had imagined. In my mind it would be super sweet lollipops shaped like cute easter bunnies and perfectly formed eggs. I wanted my nails to match the colorful feather decorations, but the only thing that matches is the dirt I got under my nails and the egg lollipop that looks like dog shit.

But it tastes better than it looks (I actually think it’s a quite common and popular recipe). That is if you like the taste of pure sugar.

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As you can see, my fingers all cramped up when I tried to show off my (un)matching nails.

Time

  • 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 dollop of butter
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1 bowl of Coco Pops
  • Stuff to decorate the lollipops with

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Melt butter in the carafe and add marshmallows. This will melt quite quickly, after like 20 minutes. Add chopped chocolate, stir, and add coco pops into the mixture when everything has melted. Turn off the coffee maker.

Pour the batter onto a baking sheet and flatten it. When it cools a little it’s time for you to start trying to form it like bunnies and eggs. Press a stick in the bottom and decorate it as well as you are able to.

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Dan wasn’t sure it was going to melt… Pfff, you can cook everything with a coffee maker!

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How to cook easter lollipops with your coffee maker.

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Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Swedish Mud Cake Day

I often get the question if I sometimes fail at doing a recipe with my coffee maker. I’ve always answered “No, I can cook everything with my coffee maker.”. I lie. First of all, I’m not a great chef and my over all cooking skills is kind of limited, but the things I do try and cook with my coffee maker I most often pull off.

Today Facebook exploded with Swedish mud cake recipes since it’s the Swedish Mud Cake Day. I got reminded of the mud cake experiment I had a couple of years ago. This is the only recipe (that I remember) that I couldn’t pull.

I really do believe though that if I try cooking a mud cake today – I will make it work.

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You can have a look at the recipe on my Swedish blog. But since it’s my worst recipe I won’t bother to translate it. I also think those pictures speak for themselves.

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.

Crispy Vanilla Waffles

It’s the international waffle day and this is how you bake crispy vanilla waffles with your coffee maker.

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Time

  • That depends on how many waffles you’d like. At least one hour anyway.

Ingredients

(for a whole lot of coffee maker made waffles)

  • 75g butter
  • 3 dl milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 dl flour
  • 1 dl whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Jam and whipped cream for serving

Instructions

Start your coffee maker and melt the butter in the coffee maker carafe. Whip the cream so it thickens just a bit in one bowl and mix all the other ingredients well in another. Add cream and butter into this bowl and mix smooth.

Grease the coffee maker heater with butter and pour batter onto it. Cook until crispy and turn. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Turn off your coffee maker.

Serve for example with delicious cloudberry jam and whipped cream.

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How to cook crispy vanilla waffles with your coffee maker.

Oh! If you’d like to have waffles with holes in them, smash them with a meat hammer.

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Photo from the coffee maker baked c(h)risp bread recipe.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Seven kinds of cookies

Let’s proceed with the cookie recipes I made together with Maria. Most of the recipes are based on ordinary shortcrust, so google that because I didn’t write it down. Anyway the ingredients aren’t as important as looks and execution. And I’ll tell you all about that in this blog post.

To bake and serve Seven kinds of cookies on the coffee break (the “fika”) is as Swedish as moose hunting, lingonberries (<- coffee maker made recipe for lingonberry ice-cream), midsummer, clogs, semla (<- coffee maker made recipe for semla), the Skarsgård family, snus, chrisp breads (<- coffee maker made recipe for chrisp breads), IKEA and royalties with dyslexia.

I don’t know anything about the history for Sju sorters kakor either, and once again I don’t care. I know it’s supposed to be seven kinds of different cookies that you have on your fika and then everybody is happy.

These are my seven cookies I want to serve to you on my fika.

Shit. This recipe is so much more fun in Swedish. Now you have to learn the Swedish names for the different cookies. Let’s begin with: Cookie = kaka.

Mögelkaka: Mold cookie
Kattbajskaka: Cat poop cookie
Pacmankaka: Pac man cookie
Finska finnar (Finska pinnar (Finnish sticks) is a very traditional cookie): Finnish pimples
Kondylomkaka: Condyloma cookie
Mardrömmar (Drömmar is also a traditional one): Nightmares (drömmar= dreams)
Moderkaka: Placenta (the literal translation is mother cookie)

Time

30 minutes/cookie

Instructions

Mix all the different cookie ingredients. Prepare the cookies as they should be prepared (see below) and put them on the coffee maker heater. Let them coffee maker bake until they are baked properly. Don’t forget to turn off your coffee maker when you are done baking!
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Which one is your favorite?

Let’s start with the preparations of the Mögelkaka.

Mögelkaka = Mold cake

The ingredients are oatmeal, sugar and butter. Mix them together and add just a few drops of blue caramel color. Stir a little and tadaaa!
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Doesn’t it like it has molded?

Kattbajskaka = Cat poop cookies

These are shortcrust cookies + cacao (+ hair). My cat Gucci was my inspiration for this recipe. You know when cats accidentally eats hair a turd might hang out from the anus because of the hair that’s still inside. And the cats panic because somethings chasing them… Gucci does that quite often. Ha! Poor cat.
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Can you see the hair?

Pacman kaka = Pac man cookie

Also shortcrust. Some of it with cacao and some of it without. The eye is a corinth. One of my favorites taste wise (I removed the corinth, that’s disgusting).

Finska finnar = Finnish pimples

Shortcrust + glaze + caramel color = Finnish pimples.
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Finnish pimples are those tiny ones.

Kondylomkakor = Condyloma cookies

Aren’t these cookies cute? I told you that Maria is a bake pro and she made these little cookies look just like small vaginas. Small vaginas with condyloma. Only using shortcrust, some cacao, caramel color and glaze. If you didn’t use all of the hair to the cat poop cookies you can add some to these cookies as well.
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Cookie vaginas before condyloma outbreak.

Mardrömmar = Nightmares

Google recipe for “Drömmar” and add cacao. Then you have a nightmare cookie. This one was Maria’s favorite.
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Zappa – the cocaine (?) cat.

Moderkaka = Placenta (≈mother cake)

The Moderkaka is not at all a traditional seven kinds of cookies cookie, but it sure is my favorite one. Okey, none of the above are traditional but the other ones are at least based on the same ingredients as traditional ones. The Moderkaka is harder to find but just ask the nearest hospital/pregnant friend/veterinarian and you might get lucky.
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Tip: Cook the placenta (mother cake) last.

Fancy a fika?

Photo: Dan Sörensen

Fika Time – Semla Time

Do you know what a semla is?

A Semla is a great little thing and one of my favorite Swedish pastries. Unfortunately we only eat it once a year and that’s on the “Fat Tuesday” (and that’s soon, this year it’s on March 4). Or no we don’t. You’re supposed to eat the Semla only on the Fat Tuesday but it seems like every day from christmas to easter is Fat Tuesdays because we Swedes obviously can’t settle for eating the Semla just once a year. And the bakeries are well aware of that…

So the Semla history? I don’t know anything about it (didn’t some old Swedish king die from eating only Semlas?). I could google it but I don’t care. It’s not important. Now I’ll tell you what’s important with the Semla. And that’s how you bake it with your coffee maker.

Oh! I modified the Semla into Semlapraliner (like baby Semlas). So now you can eat lots of Semlas instead of just one at a time. Because let’s face it… You only need to eat one normal sized Semla. They are quite filling and you feel disgusted after eating them. But they are great!

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In the background you can spot coffee maker baked baby cinnamon buns.

Time

  • 1 hour (+ dough making)

Ingredients

  • A dough (I baked this (and lots of other stuff as well) together with my friend and bake pro Maria so I let her take care of the dough)
  • Whipped cream
  • Vanilla sugar
  • Almond icing
  • Icing sugar

Instructions

Prepare the dough like Maria did.

Start your coffee maker. Divide the dough into small pieces and form them into little buns. Bake them on directly on the heater for approximately 40 minutes (depending on the size). Twist and turn so they get baked thoroughly.

Mix vanilla and cream and whip it hard so it gets really fluffy. Cut the tip of the baked bun off and spread a wide layer of almond icing on the bottom. You can also add some almond icing in the whipped sugar cream if you fancy almond icing as much as I do. Yeah, do that – it will taste heavenly. Add the cream mixture and put the little lid on top and dust it with icing sugar before serving.

And the fika is ready!

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This was, as you can see, the baking of the baby cinnamon buns. But it looked almost the same.

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Precision…

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What a little masterpiece, right!?

We baked lots of other things that day (and other days as well). One of my all time favorite recipes I made together with Maria and that’s “7 sorters kakor” (7 kinds of cookies – also a very Swedish recipe). Well I might have 20 favorite coffee maker made recipes but 7 kinds of cookies is definitely one of them. Gonna show you how to bake that soon in another blog post!

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

How to bake chrisp bread on your coffee maker

There are always at least three kinds of breads on the swedish christmas table – the wort bread with raisins, the wort bread without raisins and the crisp bread. Ah, well… We eat the crisp bread to almost every meal here in Sweden, but it is a must on the christmas table. I haven’t baked any type of wort bread yet, but this is how you bake crisp bread on your coffee maker.

Since it’s for the christmas table, let’s call them chrisp breads!

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Time

About 1 hour/chrisp bread

Ingredients

  • 2 dl of cornmeal
  • 2 dl of mixed pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (or whatever seeds you’d like to use)
  • 1/2 dl of canola oil
  • 2 dl of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Flake salt
  • Some more seeds
  • Butter

Instructions

Pour water into the coffee maker brewer, start the coffee maker and mix all the other ingredients into a paste in a bowl. Pour the hot water over the paste and stir.

Place some paste directly on the coffee maker plate, flatten it out and leave it there until it becomes hard and crispy. Turn it over and sprinkle some flaked salt and seeds on it. Oh! Before the bread gets too hard you must also make a hole in the middle of chrisp bread. I don’t know why. I’m sure there is a good reason why it should be a hole in all of the round chrisp breads, but I don’t care so much that I want to check it out.  It was pleasant nonetheless to eat the chrisp bread when it was ready, and it looked good with the hole. Turn off the coffeemaker.

Eat the chrisp breads with lots, and lots of butter on.

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My mix with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

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I tried to use the meat hammer to make a pattern in the bread (chrisp breads often have patterns). It didn’t work though.

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How to bake chrisp bread on your coffee maker.

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

Lucia saffron bun special!

Tonight is a big night in Sweden. It’s the “Lussevaka”! Probably 95% of the swedes sits up all night, eating these saffron buns, drinking glögg (mulled wine) and waiting for the Lucia parade to enter and sing the same songs all over again – year after year in really high pitched scary voices. And everybody is like “OOOOooh, that was so beauuuutiful!” afterwards. But, no, it’s not! It sounds horrible. I’m not fond of this tradition at all, I get a bit freaked out from the Lucia parades. OK maybe when kids do it (I guess it could be fun for some of the kids, it sure wasn’t fun for me growing up though), but when adults do it that just gives me the creeps. Adults, you should know better.

My first anxiety attacks started very early in school, maybe in first grade or so, when we had to “perform” in these stupid Lucia parades. I thought it was super awkward, didn’t like the songs (mimed them all when the teachers told me that I couldn’t just stand there and that I had to sing) and we had to read weird poems about baby Jesus, elfs and stuff like “The midwinter night is cold and intense. The stars are shimmering and glittering.” And it was always someone in the Lucia parade that fainted (haha, I just read this article – it says that FIFTEEN children in that parade fainted). I don’t now why I hated it so much already in those early years, but the feeling has stuck with me all these years.

I could go on and on about this, but let’s talk about how to bake different Lucia saffron bun stuff on the coffee maker AND/OR a hair curler instead.

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This Lucia saffron swirl comes with a cat hair. Can you see it?

Time

It depends on what kind of saffron bun you are baking, and how many – but about 3 hours

Ingredients

(For many saffron buns)

  • ½ pt yeast for sweet doughs
  • 100 g butter
  • 3 dl milk
  • 1 ½ dl sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 12 dl flour
  • 1 packet saffron (maybe a bit more if you can afford it)
  • Raisins
  • Butter

Instructions

Start the coffee maker. Put the butter in the can and melt it. Then add the milk and wait until it become lukewarm. Crumble the yeast and stir. Add sugar, saffron, salt and egg and pour everything into a large bowl. Turn off the coffeemaker.

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Mix the flour into the bowl, a little at a time, and knead (?! this is a difficult recipe for me to translate;) ) until the dough is nice and smooth. Set the dough to prove for 45 minutes under a kitchen towel.

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Leave the dough to prove in a warm place.

Now I have two different ways of cooking these saffron breads – on the hair curler (Lucia saffron swirls) or on the coffee maker (Lucia saffron discs) of course. See instructions below.

Lucia saffron swirls (Lussesnurror)

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Form the dough like a sausage and flatten it. Swirl the flat dough sausage around the curling iron and leave it until it’s baked properly. I guess the time factor depends a lot on what hair curler you use. I have an old, almost useless hair curler so I had to leave it for about 50 minutes.

Serve the Lucia saffron swirl together with mulled wine.

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Multitaskingbaking!

Lucia saffron discs (Lusseplattor)

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Shape the dough into discs that are the same size as the coffee maker plate. Press the raisins in the saffron discs, if desired. Leave the saffron discs to prove for another half an hour under a towel.

Start the coffee maker and click a small piece of butter on the plate. When it is melted place a saffron disc on the plate and cook it for 15-20 minutes on each side, or until it got a nice golden color (do not forget it, then it becomes black). Repeat until you don’t want to spend more time on this shit and bake the remaining dough in the oven instead. Turn off the coffeemaker.

Serve the Lucia saffron discs with absolutely nothing else than mulled wine.

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Proving of the Lucia saffron discs.

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Baking of the Lucia saffron discs.

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A newly sterilized Lucia saffron cat cat.

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Another cat balancing a Lucia saffron cat on its head. Focused or what?

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

 

I rest my case…