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 make coffee with your coffee maker

Today is the International Coffee Day so now I will show you how to make boiled coffee with your coffee maker.

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Time

  • Approx 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons grind coffee
  • 8 dl water

Instructions

Put the coffee into the carafe, and water into the brewer. Start the coffee maker. Stir and let stand until all the coffee has sunk to the bottom. Turn off the coffee maker.

Pour the coffee into a cup. Serve it black or with milk, cream, sugar – or even better with Whisky or Baileys.

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How to make boiled coffee with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

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 food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

how to cook food with your coffee maker

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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.

A fishy coffee maker made soup – VIDEO

I posted this recipe a while back but since it’s one of my favorite recipes (not taste wise because of the saffron that I’m not very fond of) I chose to cook it on my web show “The Coffee Maker Chef” (now with subtitles).

Here’s how you prepare a luxurious fish and shellfish soup with a coffee maker!

Time

  • 1 evening

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion
  • Some celery leek
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2,5 dl cream
  • 1 fish stock cube
  • 1 filter thingy filled with mussels (about 15)
  • 1,5 dl white wine
  • 4 dl water
  • 2 Norway lobsters
  • Mixed fish pieces (I used salmon and some other fish that I don’t know what it was)
  • 1 handful of prawns
  • Saffron
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Bell pepper
  • Sugar peas
  • Curry
  • Butter

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Melt the butter in the coffee maker carafe and fry all the chopped onions for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile scrub the mussels and sort out the ones that’s crappy.

Pour cream, fish stock cube and wine in the carafe, place the mussels in the filter thingy and pour water into the coffee brewer. Now the mussels will be cooked perfectly in the filter holder. Amazing, right!?! Let it coffee maker cook for at least an hour so it gets really warm. Season.

Add Norway lobsters, prawns, and the mussels a short while to improve the taste even more. Finally add the fish pieces, the crispy bell pepper pieces and sugar peas. Let it coffee maker cook for another 10 minutes – or until the fish is ready.

Turn off your coffee maker and serve this delicious (?) 100% coffee maker cooked dinner.

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Coffee maker carafe-frying!

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Cool, huh!?

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This is so clever. I’m like a geniuse!

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F*ckin’ fishylicious!

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

When I competed in the Tapas Swedish Championship…

I’ve made Tapas many times with my coffee maker. One time, a couple of years ago in the beginning of my “cooking career”, I uploaded my tapas recipe for the Swedish Tapas Championship. Didn’t think much of it afterwards since it was a coffee maker cooked tapas that I uploaded just for fun. BUT IT REACHED THE FINALS! So I had to go to Stockholm and prepare my tapas together with a couple of other finalists (they were more or less pros) in a big kitchen. So I stood there with my coffee maker while all of the others used more “traditional” ways to cook their dish. That was so weird.

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Since I had to wait a long time for my tapas to coffee maker cook I just drank loads of wine (it was a wine distributor that arranged the competition = FREE WINE WEHU!)

Then I had to present my dish in front of a jury! They didn’t know that it was cooked with a coffee maker and when I told them they first thought I was a complete moron that made fun of the championship. But after they announced the winner (it wasn’t me) and all of us had a dinner I told them more about my experiment. And they loved it! Or they might also have thought that I was mentally challenged and were just being nice to me.

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Just look at them! WEIRD! The guy in red is a former Swedish musician that I had a huge crush on when I was little, that made it even more weird.

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It looked kind of nice though, right?

I wasn’t supposed to write about this tapas today. I’ve got a brand new recipe I made a couple of days ago – with great tasting tapas (I’ve learned a lot these past years!). But since I’m going on and on about this dish I might as well continue and that other recipe will have to wait.

The reason why I made this particular tapas was because I fell in love with some squids. Well… Just look at them.

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So after Dan took some photos of them I had to come up with a recipe. And here it is:

Squid tapas

Time

  • 1 h 30 min

Ingredients

  • Squid
  • Halloumi
  • Red onion
  • Shrimps
  • Lemon salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Butter

I made a sauce as well but it had like two thousand ingredients and didn’t even taste that good. I tried to make some kind of a orange/sweet chili sauce. So serve with a nice orange sauce.

Instructions

Clean the squid and chop into smaller pieces. Put a piece on a stick, then a piece of onion and halloumi. Repeat until the stick is full and place a shrimp at the end.

Start your coffee maker. Add butter and garlic onto the coffee maker heater and place the squid tapas directly on it. Fry until they get a golden color. Twist and turn the stick every now and then. Season.

Turn off your coffee maker and serve the squid tapas together with (hopefully) a nice and fresh orange sauce.

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How to cook squid tapas with a coffee maker.

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The coffee maker chef in action.

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Squid tapas!

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Oh yes. He definitely thought I was “different”.

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.