First of Advent 2015

Time flies sometimes…. This is one of those times, waiting for Christmas. The season starts off small with decorated stores and windows, but from this weekend and onwards it goes fast, too fast šŸ˜Š

Every town has put up lights and Christmas trees, by Sunday ready to turn the lights on. And so am I!!

  

Normally these electric advent candleholders have seven lights, but now they can be found with any number of lights. The first was made in Sweden 1934, and year 1937 about 3000 were sold, 1938 about 6000 (according to Wikipedia), and except form the Second World War years I think more and more have been sold. Now you can find them in almost every Swedish home, and in many other countries as well šŸ˜Š

I’ve also read that the seven lights originally comes from the Jewish Menorah. 

Stockholm

Sweden’s beautiful capital, so much water and so many parks. Castles, the old town, Skansen (outdoor museum), history and so much more. And of course shopping!

Around 900 000 people live in Stockholm and 2,2 million in the area.

  
Hƶtorget – fruit, vegetable market in downtown Stockholm (close to the big shopping street Drottninggatan)

Mud cake day (kladdkakans dag)

  Today it’s mud cake day šŸ˜œ (some time ago I posted a recipe (my favorite), and today I will post another one. It’s also possible to have different toppings on i.e. marshmallow, butterscotch, chocolate etc. You serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

4 oz butter (melt or use liquid)

2 large eggs (or 3 small)

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup flour

1 tbsp vanilla sugar 

1 pinch of salt

4 tbsp cocoa powder (non-sweetened)

Mix it all in s mixing bowl and pour into a greased 8inch pan. Bake it 302 F for approximately 30 minutes (you don’t want to bake it through, then it is over baked). Some ovens might need more time and some less!

Have a nice mud cake day (kladdkakans dag)