February 9

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani
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Serves: 2
  • 300g basmati rice
  • 25g butter
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 4 tbsp red curry paste
  • 85g raisins
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • chopped coriander and
  • toasted flaked almonds to serve
  1. Soak the rice in warm water, then wash in cold until the water runs clear.
  2. Heat butter in a saucepan and cook the onions with the bay leaf and other whole spices for 10 mins.
  3. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken and curry paste and cook until aromatic.
  4. Stir the rice into the pan with the raisins, then pour over the stock.
  5. Place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and bring to a hard boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for another 5 mins.
  6. Turn off the heat and leave for 10 mins.
  7. Stir well, mixing through half the coriander.
  8. To serve, scatter over the rest of the coriander and the almonds.


June 27

Fettuccine à la Hamilton College

Fettuccine à la Hamilton College
Type: Main
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Serves: all your friends
servings = per person, multipy as necessary
  • 1 cup dry spinach fettucini noodles per person, cooked al dente in salted water
  • ½ cup cottage cheese per person
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds per person
  1. Toss all ingredients together and serve!
  2. Isn't that easy!


January 28

Potatoes au Gratin

Potato Gratin
Type: main
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Serves: 6
A Sunday dinner staple
  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2-5 dl milk
  • 3 dl cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3-4 dl (100 g) grated cheese
  1. Peel the potatoes and then slice them in ½ cm slices (1/4").
  2. Peel and chop the onions.
  3. Put the cream, milk, salt, pepper, garlic, onions and potatoes in a pot.
  4. Cook up on medium heat for about 5 minutes (after they are simmering), continue until the potatoes are flexible. (they should not become mushy! Whoa! Stop Now!)
  5. Dump everything into a baking dish (casserole dish).
  6. (at this point the dish can be saved for some days in the fridge)
  7. Spread the grated cheese on top.
  8. Bake at 225°C or 350°F until golden brown.
  9. approx. 25 minutes for warm potatoes, 35 minutes if it has been chilled
  10. Cool a bit before serving.


December 31

New Years Madeleines

New Years Madeleines
Type: Cookies
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Serves: 6
  • 2 large eggs or 4 small eggs
  • 1 dl sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 grated tangerine peel thereof
  • 1 dl flour, sifted twice after measuring
  • 5 tablespoons almond flour (or finely ground almonds)
  • 4 tablespoons (50 grams) butter, melted and cooled
  1. Preheat oven to 175ºC / 375ºF.
  2. Generously butter and flour 12 molds in a Madeleine pan.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, combine eggs, sugar and salt.
  4. Beat on medium speed until pale, thick and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Mix in vanilla and tangerine peel.
  6. On low speed, mix in the sifted flour and almond meal very slightly.
  7. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the melted butter until blended.
  8. Fill each mold until nearly full.
  9. Bake the Madeleines until the tops spring back when lightly touched, 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Cool in pan for 2 minutes.
  11. Remove Madeleines from the pan and allow them cool completely on cooling rack.
  12. Place on serving plate, sprinkle with confectioners sugar or vanilla sugar if you like them sweet...


December 7

Thunder Soup

Thunder Soup
Type: soup
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Serves: 4
Dundersoppa på svenska. Perfect when you feel a cold coming on.
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ dl flour
  • 1 liter bouillon
  • herbal salt
  • fresh parsley
  1. Peel and slice the garlic.
  2. Saute in the oil until softened.
  3. Stir in the flour.
  4. Add bouillon.
  5. Simmer 15 minutes, stir once in a while.
  6. Beat the eggs in a bowl, then add a ladle full of hot soup while mixing.
  7. Stir the egg mixture slowly into the hot soup, stirring all the while.
  8. Turn off the heat, since we don't want the eggs to curdle.
  9. Do not allow it to boil!
  10. Add herbal salt to taste.
  11. Chop the parsley and sprinkle over the soup.
  12. Serve with fresh bread.
If you have a sore throat, tear up the bread and put it in the soup bowl. Some people might like vinegar or red pepper / cayenne in their soup!