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My favorite WINTER DESSERTS

There's nothing like a sweet warm dessert on a cold winter afternoon. Here are my top 3 go-to recipes for when I'm craving something sweet to eat on a cozy night at home.


Kanelboller

Kanelboller are sold everywhere in Scandinavia and I am so addicted to them!

I decided to make them at home and they ended up tasting even better than the ones they sell on the stores here in Oslo. So I'm sharing the recipe with you as I'm sure you will find them delicious as well.


Dough Ingredients:

  • 800g all-purpose flour

  • 1 package dry yeast (tørrgjær)

  • 2dl white sugar

  • 4 1/2 dl milk

  • 150g butter at room temperature

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1dl white sugar

  • 100g butter at room temperature

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon powder

Egg wash:

  • 1 egg


  1. Heat your milk in low heat until it is warm (but not boiling).

  2. In a big bowl join the dry ingredients: the flour, the sugar, and the yeast.

  3. Then join your milk and whisk. (I like to use an electrical whisker at the begging and then use my hands when the dough gets a bit thicker).

  4. Join in the butter at room temperature and in small cubes, and work your dough until it is nice and even.

  5. Let a ball with your dough, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rest until it is double its size.

  6. To make the filling whisk the butter, the sugar, and the cinnamon until you get a very smooth mixture.

  7. When the dough is ready, divide the ball into two smaller ones and start stretching one of them into a rectangular more or less 1 cm thick.

  8. Cut the rectangle in half and spread half of the filling in one of its sides.

  9. Then fold the other side on top and cut strips more or less 5 cm wide. Each strip will become a boller.

  10. Grab a strip on both ends and start rotating them so the strip gets screwed. Then roll it around two of your fingers and secure the end through the middle.

  11. Repeat this with the other ball of dough.

  12. Place the boller in a tray with oven-proof paper and let them rest for at least 30 min.

  13. Wisk your egg and spread it on top of the boller. They go to the oven (pre-heated) at 200ºC for about 10-15 min


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Easy apple pie

This is the quickest and easier apple pie recipe that you will ever find. It is the perfect dessert for a cozy winter day at home or when you need to prepare something last minute to entertain your guests.


Ingredients:

  • 6 apples

  • 130g flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 150g sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Grab your apples, peel them, take out their core and slice them into very thin layers.

  2. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients together: the flour, the baking powder, the sugar, and the cinnamon. Then in an oven tray, lined with greaseproof paper, spread half of the mixture until it covers the whole bottom of the tray.

  3. Make a layer of apple slices by placing them beside each other until the tray is covered. Then sprinkle a bit more of the dry mixture to cover the apples and start with another layer of apple slices, and again sprinkle the mixture, and continue this until you don't have more apples.

  4. In the same bowl you used before, place your wet ingredients: the butter, the milk, and the egg. Whisk them until the mixture looks consistent. Pour this mixture over the apples in the tray in a way that it gets evenly spread. (the dry mixture will absorb the wet while it is in the oven.)

  5. It goes to the oven at 180ºC (pre-heated) for about 45 min or until it looks golden. Then just serve it with an ice-cream ball on the side and that is done!

(If you want a thicker pie you can use a smaller but taller oven tray and make more apple layers instead.)


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Crumble

Crumb cakes...well, crumb everything really, always make me happy! I don't know why but, for me, it's one of the best things. Probably because of the crunchiness.

My Pear and berry crumble will blow your minds, believe me. I was tired of the common apple crumble and I started to explore different fruit combinations and I discovered this delicious recipe.


Crumble ingredients:

  • 140g flour

  • 100g sugar

  • 120g butter

Jam ingredients:

  • 6 pears

  • a cup of frozen berries (I use a mix of different berries)

  • 40g sugar

  • teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Peel your pears, take the seed middle part out and cut them into little cubes.

  2. In a pan join the pears, the berries, the 40g of sugar and the cinnamon. Let this simmer in low heat for about 10 min. Don't forget to give it a little stir now and then.

  3. In a big bowl join the flour, the sugar and the butter (in slices and at room temperature) and with the help of a wooden spoon start mixing the ingredients together until they get a sand consistency. (I use a spoon instead of a mixer because I feel I have more control mixing the butter with the rest of the ingredients.)

  4. When you feel like all the ingredients are evenly mixed, use your hands to create bigger crumbs.

  5. In an oven tray spread a third of the crumble on the bottom. Pour the jam on top, spreading it evenly, and finally spread the rest of the crumble on top of this.

  6. It goes to the oven at 180ºC (pre-heated) for about 45min/1h or until the top of the crumble is golden. You can serve it warm or cold.


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