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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.

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.

Cooking with your coffee maker

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

Nutella Day 2015

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Time

1,5 hour for three pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 dl flour
  • 2 dl milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash salt
  • Butter
  • Whip cream (with caramel color if you want to make it prettier)
  • 1 banana
  • Nutella
  • Optional toppings: Powdered sugar and chocolate sauce

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and put a small piece of butter on the coffee maker plate. Mix flour, milk, egg and salt smooth.

Scoop the batter onto the coffee maker plate and cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside.

Transfer the pancake to a platter and continue with more butter and the remaining batter. Turn off the coffee maker when finished.

Add Nutella, banana pieces and whipped cream to the pancakes and fold them. Sprinkle some powdered sugar and chocolate over the pancakes, serve and celebrate.

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coffee machine cuisine

coffee machine cuisine

coffee machine cuisine

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

I also have a clip that shows how to cook pancakes with your coffee maker. I speak Swedish, but it comes with English subtitles.

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.

swedish mud cake

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.

how to cook with your coffee maker

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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how to cook with your coffee maker

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.

how to cook with your coffee maker

I just love the shape of them!

how to cook with your coffee maker

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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cooking with your coffee maker

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.

World Nutella Day #Nutelladay

Yay, It’s the World Nutella Day!

Thanks to Ewa (that notified me of this day) I’m going to celebrate with a recipe of coffee maker made pancakes with Nutella, bananas and whipped cream.

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Time

1,5 hour for three pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 dl flour
  • 2 dl milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash salt
  • Butter
  • Whip cream (with caramel color if you want to make it a bit prettier)
  • 1 banana
  • Nutella
  • Optional toppings: Powdered sugar and chocolate sauce

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and put a small piece of butter on the coffee maker plate. Mix flour, milk, egg and salt smooth.

Scoop the batter onto the coffee maker plate and cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside.

Transfer the pancake to a platter and continue with more butter and the remaining batter. Turn off the coffee maker when finished.

Add Nutella, banana pieces and whipped cream to the pancakes and fold them. Sprinkle some powdered sugar and chocolate over the pancakes, serve and celebrate.

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Preparing of the batter.

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How to cook pancakes on your coffee maker.

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Add banana pieces, cream and Nutella to your pancakes and then fold them. YUM!

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“GIMME THE FREKKIN NUTELLA, HUMAN!!!!”

Foto: Dan Sörensen.

I scream, You scream, We all scream for Coffee Maker made Lingonberry Ice-cream!

Usually I’m not that fond of lingonberries, except together with meatballs. Now that’s a perfect match! But I never eat lingon in or with much else.

Until now! Lingonberry ice-cream is delicious!

Unfortunately I couldn’t get hold of any fresh lingonberries. Otherwise I would have coffee maker cooked my own lingonberry jam as well.

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Time

6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2,5 dl cream
  • 2-3 egg yolks (the yolks I had was pretty small so I used 3)
  • 3/4 dl sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1-1,5 dl lingonberries (not sure of this word but I used “preserved raw” ones or “rårörda” like we say in Sweden)
  • A couple of meringues
  • Basil leaves (well that was the only green “piff” I had so I used that)

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Pour cream in the coffee maker can 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 can 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 just 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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Coffee maker chef’s little helper. Or probably more like coffee maker chef’s little “stjälper” (Swedish word for not helping).

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A nice place to cook and chill.

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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 photoshoot of the coffee maker made lingonberry ice-cream presentation.) Yummie!

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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.