Monday, 29 July 2013


A week ago I was invited to Renee at Kilholmen (an island next to Gåsö) for a girls party! She and her family has this lovely party roof with special made furniture and of course, cushions and blankets for the Swedish summer evenings. The party can start!

Renee, our hostess, to the left with a refreshing welcome drink with strawberries and lime.

Everybody was to bring something for the buffet table. I decided to make some bread and tsatsiki. Warm 600 ml of water to 37 degrees Celsius. Mix with 50 g fresh yeast. Add flower and a pinch of salt and kneed until the dough is non sticky and silky (ca 1 kg ( I used wholemeal flower but plain is fine too). Let the dough rise for 40-50 minutes and then roll it out half the dough at the time. Sprinkle sliced olives and feta cheese (200 g of each for the two loafs. Roll and knot. Rise again for another 40 minutes, brush with cold water and sprinkle with some flaky salt and decorate with some olives. Bake them in 225 degrees for 30 minutes

After the second rising!

Final result with tsatsiki. Grate a cucumber and add some salt. Squeeze the water out of the cucumber with your hands and mix with Greek yogurt (500 ml). Press two garlic cloves and add to the yogurt. Mix in two tablespoons of olive oil. Spice with a little honey, salt and pepper and some finely chopped mint. Leave to stand for about an hour in the fridge. Serve with bread or/and meats.

The lovely buffet. Pies with tomatoes, chevre and black olives. Chicken fillets marinated in herbs. Pasta salad with pesto. Serrano ham with feta cheese and cheeses. A lovely meal made by all of us!

Sticky chocolate cake, made by Renee. A Swedish classic. Mix 150 g melted butter with 150 ml flour, 300 ml sugar, 1 pinch of salt and 100 ml cocoa powder. Bake for 20 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius!

Raspberry cake made by Pernilla. Whip 3 eggs with 200 ml sugar. Mix in 300 ml flower. Shovel 50 of butter on top and decorate with 100 g raspberries. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. We had a lovely evening and finished with these lovely cakes and some homemade shots! Home by midnight like Cinderellas! Thank you Renee for a brilliant evening!

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