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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Bunny Buns

Easter Bunny Buns

Something for the kids this Easter:)

Easter Bunny Buns
50 g dried yeast
250 ml warm milk
50 ml syrup
2 eggs, lightly beaten
800-1000 ml flour
pinch salt

Mix the yeast with the warm milk to dissolve.

Add the other ingredients and knead the dough for a few minutes.

Leave the dough to rest under a clean kitchen towel for 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into bunny "body parts".

Leave to rest for another 30 minutes.

Make the bunnies.

Bake in the over at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vasa Book Fair & Book Sale!

Even after all the positive press before the Vasa bookfair I find that I have more unsold books than I want to carry back to Sweden so I am holding a little booksale for people who live in Finland. For a limited time only.

Check out the details on my web page:www.saraonnebo.com.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

It's all about me!

A Finnish smoke sauna plays a part in my new book Vad hände i Tulisaari?

It's not. Obviously. All about me. But this week it feels like it is. I had my first two radio interviews and I gave a presentation at a networking get-together. So, all week I have been talking about myself.

And at the moment both mine and Hubby's family are busy helping out with the preparations for the Vasa Bookfair, where I will be next week. It will be very exciting since my latest book Vad hände i Tulisaari? has attracted quite a lot of interest from the Finnish (Swedish speaking) media (see press release below). Please come and visit me at Boktorget KT1 if you happen to be there!

If you want to hear my interview at Morgon - Radio P4 Malmöhus click on the link below and scroll forward to 2.36. The other interview  has not aired yet.

Morgon - 02 April

Press release at www.saraonnebo.com

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Baker's Midnight Snack: Tuna & Potato Bake

In the original recipe I read that this dish is inspired by a meal that the French bakers used to eat during their night shifts.

Recipe adapted from Mat magasinet.

Tuna & Potato Bake

2 onions, chopped and fried
6 large potatoes, sliced
1 fennel bulb, sliced
5 tomatoes, sliced
600 ml vegetable stock
200 g tuna
(salt and pepper)

Fresh parsley, lemon peel and baguette to serve.

Layer all the ingredients except for the tuna in an ovenproof dish. Pour over the stock.

Cook in the oven at 225 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes (or until the potato is almost ready).

Place the tuna on top and leave in the oven for another 10 minutes or so.

Grate the peel of 1 lemon and sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.

Eat hot straight form the oven and feel free to dip pieces of baguette in the juice.

Monday, 24 March 2014

A trip to England

A few weeks ago when I came back from a particularly depressing hospital visit Hubby cheered me up with a surprise trip to see my friend in England. He had already booked and paid for the tickets and arranged for me to stay with my friend and her family. So I have just come back from a girls weekend in the the south of England. So lovely!

Vintage shopping, lunch on the beach, some sparkly wine, lattes, green tea and movies. Lots of laughs and long conversations. And uninterrupted sleep!

Spring is a little bit further along in England than in south of Sweden. Here's some gardening inspiration:

Monday, 17 March 2014

Life Style Choices

Just a thought......

We wake up in the morning. Most of us have a shower, perhaps we use soap, shampoo and conditioner. We apply body lotion and deodorant. Some of us will put on make up or use hair products. We put on clothes that are dyed in pretty colours, perhaps washed in detergent and softener. We eat breakfast.
And so the day continues.

How many chemicals are we exposing ourselves and the environment to daily?

What are the long term effects of this cocktail of chemicals? On our health? On the environment?

Nobody knows for sure. But it is hardly good news.

There is a lot of talk about buying organic and local food (which I completely agree with) but maybe we should also consider all the other things that we "need"/ use on a daily basis.

Over the last year or so we have swapped most beauty and cleaning products for eco and human friendly alternatives. It's a start.....

Keep it clean. Keep it green.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pretty Spring Flowers

Today colourful spring flowers make me happy, both inside and outside.

This time of the year I always buy potted flowers for the house so I can plant the bulbs in the garden when the flowers have wilted and enjoy them again next year.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Spicy Chicken & Veg

I love food that you can prepare by throwing some ingredients into an oven proof dish and then leave in the oven to cook in their own juices until ready.

Spicy Chicken & Veg

4 chicken fillets
6 tomatoes, diced
1 zucchini, sliced
2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper/chili powder
1 tablespoon ginger, grated

bunch coriander to garnish
rice or couscous to serve

Put all the ingredients in an ovenproof dish (with lid).

Cook in the oven at 225 degrees Celsius for about an hour with the lid on. Cook for another 20 minutes or so with the lid off.

Spicy Chicken & Veg

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Fat Tuesday

Today it is Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) which is the last day before Lent starts. In Sweden this is celebrated by eating fastlagsbullar or semlas.   Nowadays these calorie rich buns are not just eaten on this day but during the whole period between Christmas and Easter (which doesn't exactly go hand in hand with the original idea of Lent). Last year I made my own semlas. I am not sure I will get around to this year but you can find my recipe here.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Chocolate Cake with Coconut Caramel Crust

Last year I had an obsession with healthy cakes and treats. Now I have done a complete turn-around. I eat healthy almost all of the time so if I eat cake I don't care if it contains large amounts of butter and sugar as long as it tastes good. So if you are into healthy treats, look away now:)

Recipe: Modified from Matmagasinet.

Chocolate Cake with Coconut Caramel Crust

150 g butter
250 ml sugar
0,5 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
100 ml cacao powder
200 ml rye flour

50 g butter
100 g coconut shavings
50 ml syrup
100 ml sugar
75 ml cream

Melt the butter and mix with the other cake ingredients.

Pour into a greased oven proof dish. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes.

Melt the butter and mix in the other crust ingredients. Heat up and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Spread the crust mixture on top of the chocolate cake and bake in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Leave to cool and cut into squares.

Chocolate Cake with Coconut Caramel Crust

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