• Bewusst Leben,  Sarines Göteborg

    More than words

    Today started out …

    … pancakey.

    I wasn’t very patient with the camera here, so it’s a little hard to see but …

    … I hope you do see that THERE WAS A LITTLE FLOWER IN MY TEA.

    Later my day turned …

    … outdoorsy. Met up with La at Trädgårdsföreningen. Couldn’t get over how nice it was with the sun out and all.

    And it ended …

    … kladdkaka-y. At Dina’s. My second mud cake this week. The chocolatey tastiness was preceded by a most delicious dinner. Thanks, Dina!

    Lucky (imagine me saying with a Napoleon Dynamite intonation).

  • Bewusst Leben,  Sarines Göteborg

    Recipe – Scones

    When I was an exchange student in the USA, my (host) mom would make pancakes or scones on the weekends for breakfast. I loved and kept this tradition later on. Until I – like most people it seems, including my host family – kind of fell of the sugar and carb wagon. But the other day I just couldn’t resist. So if you want to celebrate this Sunday (or my American mom), make some scones!

    Here’s my mom’s recipe for 12 scones:

    2 3/4 cups (ca. 6,5 dl) flour (I used whole wheat)
    1/2 cup (ca. 1 dl)  sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cups (ca. 2 dl) firm butter, cut into small pieces
    1 cup (ca. 2,5) milk
    add fruit if desired

    • Mix dry ingredients,
    • cut in butter until crumbs,
    • stir in milk,
    • knead 25 times,
    • shape and place 2 inches apart.
    • Bake 400° F (200 ° C) for 18-22 minutes

    During the colder season, I like to add orange zest – lemon zest tastes great, too, but to me it’s more of a „cold“/fresh taste (= summer in my mind), while orange feels more „warm“. You know what I mean?

    My favorite breakfast – besides American pancakes, of course!