Peanut butter cookies

peanut butter cookies

Remember Nutellotti? The super easy three-ingredient Nutella-based biscuits? When I first made them I had been inspired by the recipe popping up in my newsfeed and triggering my curiosity. The same has happened again, recently I stumbled upon another three-ingredient cookie recipe that features a spread – peanut butter this time – and I was hooked. I had to try it. Continue reading

New York style cheesecake

Baked cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts. The first version I have tried in my life is the Polish sernik, often made by my mom (in Italy with ricotta cheese). The Polish version of the cake, at least in the area where my family is from, often features raisins inside; a more appreciated (by me) variant is with pieces of canned peaches in the filling. I personally prefer it “bare” – just cheese. My favourite version is definitely the cream cheese-based American variant, also known as New York style cheesecake.

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Cinnamon sweet bread loaf

I recently ventured into making sweet breads together with my mom, who literally obsessed over blueberry-filled buns, something she used to love a lot back in Poland. Blueberry season is in full swing right now in Sweden and my mom is going out for walks everyday, and everyday she comes back with a bucket full of the above-mentioned little fruits. After checking a few recipes to make the buns she had been dreaming of, we settled for a nice dough that opened up various other possibilities for us. Continue reading

Blueberry tart with a crumbly top

fresh blueberry shortcrust tart

Just like last year, we are swarmed with blueberries these weeks. One can’t just go for a walk without kneeling down and picking some. Just like last year, I have rediscovered how much I love picking blueberries. I find it extremely relaxing and fulfilling: you are close to nature and you get back home with a bucket full of vitamins. Moreover, this gets me creative in the kitchen, as I like to turn my berries into pie fillings. Continue reading

A belated anniversary hazelnut cake

ferrero rocher hazelnut cake

This blog was started on July 19, 2015. One year later, on the same day, I was too busy travelling back to Sweden to celebrate Electric Blue Food’s first year. July 19 is also a day that I usually spend baking, as it also happens to be my boyfriend’s birthday (the fact that I started blogging on his birthday was absolutely random). Again, spending the day on the road, I didn’t get to bake and ended up procrastinating also his birthday cake, along with the anniversary blog post. I know, bad me. Continue reading

Lemon-poppyseed Bundt cake

I made lemon-poppyseed cake a few weeks ago for fika at my Swedish language course. As I mentioned in my previous post I have started attending one a few months ago together with my coworkers and I have volunteered to take care of fika and bring baked goods to class every Monday. I thought this would be a great way to force myself to find the time to photograph and share on the blog what I’d be baking for my Swedish class the following day. Continue reading

Chocolate macarons

chocolate macarons

I finally made macarons again. I had promised myself I would at some point, after my first batch, and kept this promise to myself vey true. So the past weekend I decided to embark on this adventure again. Home made macarons are a day-long adventure, so I needed a day filled with spare time to devote myself entirely to this task. Continue reading

Nutellotti

nutellotti hazelnut nutella biscuits

Can rich choco-hazelnut biscuits be so simple they feature only three ingredients? Well, the answer is yes if one of the ingredients is Nutella! I recently stumbled upon “Nutellotti” in my facebook feed and felt like trying them on the spot. A friend visited me a few days later and told me that this used to be her lazy recipe for a quick sweet fix back when she was living in a student house with a shared kitchen. Nutella, an egg and flour would never go amiss, and to make nutellotti you really don’t need anything else. Continue reading

Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies may not be a big deal in Italy, but no Swedish Christmas is complete without them. Baking gingerbread men plays a huge part in the building up of the Christmas spirit to many Swedes and it is one of the most typical activities parents entertain their children with during advent. Continue reading