Skirt: H&M / Shirt and Cardigan: Gilly Hicks / Boots: Dune / Hat: Primark / Watch: Daniel Wellington
Posted onDecember 12, 2013
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I promised I would give you the recipe for this Swedish Christmas candy, and I must because it turned out delicious. It is just so simple and perfect to put in the miniature muffin cups that are sold in any food store, but since I didn’t have any I put the mixture on baking paper on an oven tray instead.
Just a small warning; it is extremely crunchy so perhaps keep away from the grandparents!
2dl Whipped Cream
2dl Light Syrup (I used golden)
1dl Chopped Almonds
- Mix everything except the almonds together until a smooth mixture and boil on a low heat. It is very important that you stir constantly as it does have a tendency to burn, so keep the heat as low as possible for it to still boil. The boiling time will differ for about 25-40min, to be sure it is ready you do a test which we Swedish people call the “ball test”. Pour cold water into a glass and put a tiny bit of the mixture into the glass- if the mixture forms into a ball in the water it’s ready. If not, just keep it on the stove for a while longer. Add the crushed almonds and stir it properly into the mixture.
When it’s ready, pour the mixture onto the baking paper or the cups and keep in the fridge until it has hardened. Then just crack it into small pieces and serve!
I have brought out my Christmas jumper from last year to celebrate that it is only two weeks left until Christmas. Can you believe it!? I’m just afraid it will pass too quickly and then I’ll have to wait a whole year for the next one haha.. But I will enjoy it to the fullest, starting with the very last of my Christmas shopping this week and Lucia celebration on Friday.
It has been a culinary weekend. I honestly do not think I can remember the last time I ate this much over 2 days. Last Christmas perhaps. Our friends from Cheltenham have been staying with us overnight and right now we are all in a food coma on the couch/blow-bed from a brunch at the Breakfast Club. Absolutely amazing.
Yesterday after a cheese board and some lovingly home-made chutney we made a visit to Burger and Lobster for the best meal in a very long time. I still cannot believe that you can get all that for £20. Still though, I feel I may have overeaten this weekend so in an hour and a bit I’m off the gym for a very long run on the treadmill and to shape up those abs. The begins in the last week in London before my flight back to Stockholm.
Some friends are coming down to London for the weekend to stay with us and they are just about to arrive so I’ll just put up a quick post. We have a full day of Christmas shopping ahead of us, followed by Winter Wonderland round 2 and a night out in Shoreditch. Yesterday I made my first Christmas candy- I was so excited when I took it out of the fridge. I’ll post the recipe soon
Maxi skirt and Necklace: Missguided / Sweater and coat: Zara / Rings: River Island
It has been so windy outside today it’s ridiculous! After taking these photos my hair was an incredible mess. I like how it’s still warm enough here in London to wear a leather jacket, at least with a thick knitted sweater and scarf, however hearing that the snow has fallen in Sweden, I feel a bit jealous. I cannot wait to go back now, but it is only just over a week left.
I love these finger top rings- I just need a few more to cover all the fingers. I have seen some adorable ones in TopShop so as soon as my next salary is here!
Jacket: Belle Shoes / Sweater and skirt: Zara / Boots: Dune / Rings: River Island / Scarf: Primark
1 dl Chia seeds
2 dl Almond milk
Muesli or granola of your choice.
Measure the amounts of chia seeds and almond milk and mix together in a jar. Add a few drops of vanilla extract and mix. Cover and store in the fridge overnight. Next morning, mix the mango in a mixer until smooth and cover the chia pudding with the puree. Top with muesli or granola/ choice of fruit and berries. It is extremely easy and is the perfect to-go breakfast when in a hurry or you just simply want a healthy alternative.
My trip to Oxford Circus has been completed and I am so happy with all the presents I found. I have work tonight so now I have to quickly make me some lunch/dinner and get ready to head out again. The outfit pictures are taken down a lane by Shoreditch station and I always enjoy walking around here- everywhere you go there is cool graffiti and different bars at every corner. But still, my favourite place remains The Hoxton where I sat today after breakfast with a cup of tea and did my studying.
Trousers, necklace and coat: Zara / T-shirt: Missguided / Hat: from a little shop on the countryside / Handbag: Michael Kors
Can you believe it’s the 4th of December already!? I woke up in the best Christmas mood and after breakfast and a bit of studying I am going into Oxford Circus to do some Christmas shopping. I have most of my presents already but I cannot stop myself from going to view the Christmas lights and enjoying a cup of pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks.
For breakfast I am having scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, wholewheat toast with avocado spread and sea salt, and saute mushrooms. With a cup of Pukka mint tea of course. It’s a bit late for breakfast I know but I have already been on a walk to the station to drop my man off for his hockey game and cleaned up the flat!