From England to Sweden…

17-anglo-swedish-warstockholmStockholmVisitorsBoardSkeppsholmenJeppeWikstromslottStockholmSorry for not being online so much lately. I have been pretty busy recently, but will come back more frequently in the summer. I will spend my summer in the beautiful capital of Sweden, Stockholm. 🙂 For you who haven’t been to Stockholm, here is a link to Stockholm’s website: http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/
Deffo worth a visit in the summer!! 😀

And yes… don’t miss out Sugar and Spice Baking’s 1 year Anniversary 6th July 2013!!! 😀 More Swedish recipes to come. I’m leaving the British cuisine for now and will come back with more delicious pastries in the Autumn when I am back in the UK again.

Like they say in Austria… Auf Wiedersehen!

xx
Sugar and Spice Baking
Mr. Croco, Mr. Octo and Mr. Water-Draggo

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Chocolate Sauce Strawberry Chocolate Bar Muffins

I am back in Stockholm, Sweden over the Weekend and celebrating it with baking Chocolate Sauce Strawberry Chocolate Bar Muffins. 😀 Yummy muffins! If you want to add an extra treat, just decorate the muffins with icing… mmmm… 😀

Chocolate sauce Strawberry Chocolate Bar Muffins

Recipe (makes 24 small muffins)

Mixture

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 ½ dl granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • ½ dl chocolate sauce
  • 4 ½ dl plain flour
  • 1 ½ dl whole milk
  • 100 g chopped Marabou strawberry chocolate bar

Decoration

  • icing

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.

Place 24 paper cases on a baking sheet.

Stir the sugar and butter until fluffy in a bowl.

Add the eggs and continue to whisk.

Pour the vanilla sugar, baking powder, cocoa and flour into the bowl and whisk a bit.

Add the chocolate sauce and milk and continue mixing for a couple of minutes more until the mixture is smooth.

Finally, stir the chocolate into the mixture until everything is just incorporated.

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Pour the mixture into the paper cases until 2/3 full.

Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

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Allow to cool before you put the icing on.

Enjoy!

Muffins

Happy Chocolate Baking!  😀

New Facebook page

Morning everyone!

The sun is shining in Stockholm. I stress it pretty much, but we value the sun very much in Sweden. Lol. It’s not easy sometimes to live in a country when we can only see the sun for a few months per year, haha. 😀 I love my country though. We do, like most of the British people do, complaining about how horrible our weather is.

Yesterday, I created a new Facebook page, named Sugar and Spice Baking (http://www.facebook.com/SugarAndSpiceBaking).

Here is a short summary about the aim of the page:

“We all love cakes in different kinds of shapes and flavours! I am grown up with Swedish cakes and buns. My aim with this page is to share some of my recipes I have baked and fancy. The page is also a forum for people who love baking as much as I do and want to share their own delicious recipes. ♥”

So, please dear WordPress bloggers! If you have any tasty recipe you want to share with the rest of us, please don’t hesitate to visit my page. Can’t wait to see you all there! 😀

I wish you all a lovely day! 😀

Strawberries with vanilla custard

I am a huge fan of strawberries and vanilla sauce and vanilla custard. Just have a look on the picture. Yes, I ate them all 😀

This is my strawberry and vanilla summer… or shall I say year, because I started in February with big, juicy, Spanish ones.      😀

I just love vanilla in all their shapes, especially in buns and muffins or having a creamy vanilla custard with a piece of warm, yummie, apple pie. Heaven!

My favourites are the vanilla sauces and vanilla custards from Italy and Sweden, but I am really looking forward to make my own vanilla sauce or custard (or both! :-D) with recipes from USA or the UK in a couple of weeks (I have already seen very yummie ones), so please keep an eye on future posts. You might become inspired too!

Have a lovely day people! I will have it, because we have sunny weather in my beautiful hometown Stockholm!

To see more pictures and even what sort of activities you can do in Stockholm, please visit http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/

I can highly recommend Stockholm in the summer, if you are not a huge fan of cold weather, in the winter, and enjoy winter sports such as ice skating, will say. 😉 😀