Junk Food Sweden – Sibylla

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We don’t eat at fast food chains often but Phong had a craving for Sibylla fries and I figured I might as well snap some pictures! This is a classic burger chain here akin to Burger King or McDonalds.

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Notice on the menu that they do have meatballs. They also serve kebab meat with sauces and chilies. They have all the usual suspects of a burger chain, of course. Onion rings. Fries. Burgers. Double burgers. Chicken burgers. And the always classic kid box.

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There’s even a plate of sausage and mashed potatoes.

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Of course, as you might have noticed already, Phong and I are vegetarian so we’re limited to the green meal. As far as vegetarian food has come, the veggie patty at fast food places is still pretty unamazing. The fries were great though!

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Swedish Pizza

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Alright, if you’re not from Sweden then let me introduce you to Swedish pizza! If you are from Sweden, what are you doing here? Just walk a block or two and get your own.

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I know, it looks almost the same as American pizza, but it is not. IT. IS. NOT. This whole thing is for one person. It’s super thin and usually you get a dressing on top too. I always order the garlic sauce but they always forget. It doesn’t even matter what pizza place I order from, somehow the sauce is almost always forgotten on mine.

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It does not come cut, you do that yourself. The pizza may not seem that different but it is incredibly disappointing if you like your American pizza. Don’t get me wrong, I love it now, but it took a couple of years to come around to it. Once I tried to order it with olives and there were literally two whole olives on the pizza. No joke. That happens. Another option is to get a pizza roll like Phong did.

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It’s pretty much a pizza that they then pile salad on and sauce and then roll up. It’s pretty good, especially if you’re eating it on the go. We had them when we were on the train from Kiruna to Umeå once. It made for a great travel meal.

-cheryl

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Cookies!

 

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So, in case we haven’t met, I love cookies. I like to make them almost as much as I like to eat them. This summer I got to make two batches of cookies for Phong to take to work and just barely managed to remember to take pictures of them.

The most recent was a combination Phong came up with himself- white chocolate chip cookies with avocado frosting. I’ve done an avocado frosting on cupcakes before but this was the first time I did it on a cookie and it turned out great! I’m not even a big fan of avocado and I still loved it.

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3/4 cup butter (180 grams)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tsp baking powder (bakpulvar)

1/4 tsp baking soda (bikarbonat)

1/2 tsp cinnamon (kanel)

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla (vaniljarom)

1  3/4 cups flour

2 cups rolled oats (havre)

White chocolate chunks

Directions: Cream the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour. And then mix in the oats and chocolate chunks. I roll them into ball and flatten into pucks.

For the Frosting: Mash up an avocado and then start mixing in powdered sugar until it becomes thick and that pretty lime green color. If you want to add coconut sprinkles (or any other kind of sprinkle) remember to do it before the frosting hardens.

 

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The other was Sugar Cookies. I’ve used this recipe a few times and it’s hands down my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

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1  1/2 cups butter, softened (240 grams)

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla (vaniljarom)

5 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder (bakpulvar)

1 tsp salt

Frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup butter

5 tbs milk

1 tsp vanilla (vaniljarom)

Directions: Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Separately mix flower, baking powder and salt and then add to butter mixture.  For the frosting just mix the ingredients and make sure the cookie is cool before you frost it. Sprinkle quickly!

If you’re not from the States you might have noticed that these recipes are. I play pretty fast and loose when it comes to recipes. I find that cookies are the most forgiving of baked goods when it comes to this kind of cooking. For tbs (tablespoon) I actually just use a normal sized spoon and tsp (teaspoon) I use a tea spoon or just eyeball it. I have a measuring cup so I don’t have to try to convert these into deciliters. 1 cup is a little less than 2 1/2 deciliters.

You might also have noticed that I didn’t give a baking time or temperature. I almost always baking cookies at 175 Celsius (350 Farenheit) until they look done. For me, done is a little brown on the edges, that moment when they just started to get color. I like a soft cookie.

 

Until next time!

-cheryl

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The Dorito Sandwich

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The Dorito sandwich. Stay with me. It’s not good for you, it doesn’t even sound like a good idea, but if you want something that’s purely junk food and if you perhaps have a thing for Doritos, consider it.

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It’s super simple, bread, mayo and chips, but I love it. I have it maybe once every other month, but I do come back to it every so often and I’m willing to admit it. It started out when I put Doritos on an actual sandwich (with other foods on it) and that was great but I guess over the years I just cut out the middle man and made it a full on layer of Dorito.

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