When I was in Junior High School, we had once a week a cooking class. Mostly all things we prepared were not baked. I remember some dessert or snack called "Sweet Bombs". As a neighbor lent me some flour one day, I decided to make something for him to thank him. And what not better something I can do together with Pepa.
500 ml Evaporated milk or in German: Condensed Milk
500 gr Sugar
400 gr Butter Cookies
100 gr nuts (optional)
a Pinch of Salt
First, start crushing your cookies. You can put them in a bag and smash them, or use a food processor as it is easier, faster and less messy.
I could have bought 250 ml condensed milk, but I like making my food from scratch. The recipe to make condensed milk aka Milch Mädchen is easy but takes a while. Mix the milk and sugar and let it boil.
Let's face it, condensed milk its just a milch marmalade. It is all about boiling and simmering until you have the desired consistency. So turn up the heat until it boils and lower the heat to minimum. Repeat until you can put the milk in a spoon and it doesn't fall from it while moving it.
I use a wooden spoon with holes, it works way better. Condensed milk is normally cream colored, but when you make it yourself it turns caramel color... more like dulce de leche.
Once it has cooled down, Mix the cookies, nuts and condensed milk. It will give you a very sticky dough.
Using some nuts or dry hands, make little balls of about 30 grams. Or just make them to the size you want. I like 30 grams cause it is as much I cant it without dying of a sugar coma. You don't need to bake it at all and you can enjoy them right away. Try making these ones with your kids or by yourself.
I hope you enjoy this easy old recipe of mine. And be prepared to eat a delicious "Sweet Balls" better together with a coffee or as a snack when you are outside in this cold winter.
A quick and healthy weekday recipe in between all the gourmet! This is a paleo version of hummus. Traditional hummus is made of chickpeas and falls outside of the paleo lifestyle. I came up with the idea to change them for aubergines. Even though we don't eat strictly paleo anymore we still make this aubergine hummus from time to time.
2 medium sized aubergines
1,5 dl (1/2 cup) of almonds or walnuts
4 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp neutral oil
1 garlic clove
a squeeze of lemon
Heat a frying pan with olive oil, cut the aubergines and fry them in low temp until they are totally transparent and soggy. Add some salt and let them cool down. In a blender or processor, add nuts and neutral oil and mix until it is a uniform paste (also known as nut butter). Add the aubergines to the mix and a squeeze of a lemon. Add more salt if needed. Mix until smooth.
Enjoy with carrots, celery, or even on a sandwich.
SALMA contacted us and asked us to make a few recipes for their newly launched websitewww.salma.no. We accepted the challenge! But we had to think hard to make an exciting and good looking dish to match Heia Mat, Mat på Bordet and Fru Timian who had already contributed.
We all have a friend (or more) that has a food allergy. Sometimes it is hard to know what to make for a party or a gathering that can be allergic "friendly". Thus we made some canapés with a gluten-, lactose- and nut free bread. Very easy to make and they taste as good as any other finger food.
Here you can find all my fave recipes, from oldies to paleo and from family secrets to restaurant inspired gems.