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juli 4, 2017

A lot of great food, a place to sleep, a bike, and a good mood

4 weeks after setting off from Oslo this adventure has truly begun and I’ve started collecting some amazing food stories.

So this week, I wanted to talk all about food, the motivation for this adventure in the first place. The great thing about cycling every day for several hours, is that I can go totally nuts on all the amazing food I discover along the way. A guilt-free food fest!

Travelling across Europe is all about contrasts, and I’m now not talking about the landscapes… I’m biking my way from sour lemons to sweet sugar pies, from salty fish to creamy sauces, full fat cheeses, dark chocolate ice cream, soft and juicy meat to the most incredible cardamom buns.
I am collecting al these pictures and recipes from  people I meet along the way, farmers and chefs. So imagine this book after half a year…

Gluten free cookies with whipped lemon cream and fresh fruit

Home made fish soup ‘So easy that even Lena can make it’ This is how she describes it herself;-)

I got invited to this very special and funny man Derar. A refugee from Seria now living in Sweden. Happy and a very good cook!

But now let me introduce you to Sweden. Sweden has something called “Fika”, a morning coffee break accompanied by something sweet and delicious. Of course, there are a variety of classic Swedish recipes that are typical for fika, and I’m happy to share with you the very best recipe which I discovered in in Malmö, called the “Kardemum Bulle”. I was lucky enough to come across the St: Jakobs stenugnsbageri. These master bakers where so kind to give me my first Swedish baking lesson. Have a go at this delicious recipe, it does take some time, but go for it on a rainy Sunday. It’s a lot fun to make and you will be sooo happy eating this sweet piece of Swedish fika-heaven.

Kardemum bullar –

The Kardemum bullar

Dough
500 ml milk
25g fresh yeast (or 2 envelopes dry active yeast)
130 g brown sugar
840 g flour
2 teaspoons whole cardamom seeds
½ teaspoon salt
150 g butter (at room temperature)

Cardamom filling
125 g butter (at room temperature)
65 gr brown sugar
4 teaspoons whole cardamoms
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping

one small egg (whipped together)
pearl sugar or sliced almonds

Prepare the dough:
Crumble the yeast (if using dry yeast prepare it as required) in a big bowl. Heat milk until it is warm to the touch. Add the milk to the yeast and stir until yeast has dissolved.

Crush the cardamoms.

Mix together flour, sugar, cardamom and salt before adding it to the milk and yeast mixture. Add in the butter in small cubes. Blend well, either by hand or by using a food processor. Knead it well for about 5-10 minutes.

Cover the dough and place in a draft free place and let it rise for at least 40 minutes.

Filling: Mix all ingredients for the filling to an even batter. It is important for the butter to be at room temperature so it’s easier to spread.

Now have a look at the movie, so you know how to actually role the bun.

Let them rise for about 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg and brush all buns and sprinkle pearl sugar or sliced almonds on top.
Bake them in the oven at 225ºC for 8-10 minutes.

Although.. almost never feel alone:-)

After spending a view days in the city of Malmö, where everything was very convenient, it was time to head back out on the road for some more adventure. Whether hanging out around a campfire or taking a refreshing dip in the cold ocean, meeting people along the way or just cycling for hours in silence. Even though, I am travelling alone, I never feel alone.

Social Media makes it so easy to keep in touch with the rest of the world. Skype, Facetime, Facebook and Instagram allow me to share my stories with the whole world. It’s kind of like hanging out with each other while you’re away which is great and I love sharing my experiences with my friends and even people I don’t know. But I also set off on this journey to teach myself to be alone, maybe meditate, to appreciate myself and setting goals for the future.

Can I truly be alone and enjoy it? This is a question that keeps me busy as I bike further south. But besides this braincycling, there has also some true hard farming work that has been keeping me busy.

Ane and Jens own a organic self sustainable farm in Vipperød Denmark. They keep sheeps, pigs, poultry and grow more than 300 varieties of edible plants. They also grow rare and historical seeds for growing and sharing.

Feeding the pigs at MULD

Occasionally they arrange fine dining dinners, lunches and cooking workshops. Jens is a former Michelin recognised chef. He cooks only with what is available on the land. There is so much to tell and to show, but I will save that for the next time, to keep you coming back for more!

Áne and Jens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So keep on following my blog. I think some great stories  will coming up soon about Copenhagen, the farm of ideas, making ice cream with extra protein for people with cancer.

Read hungry to explore with me along the way.

Anne,
Life Cycle Stories

 

 

 

13 Comments on “A lot of great food, a place to sleep, a bike, and a good mood

Selly
juli 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Ooooooooooooh waaaaaaauwwwww. Ik ben nog niet helemaal klaar met lezen maar heb het filmpje ook net nog gezien: zoooooo lekker en inspirerend en zoooooi bijzonder allemaal. Ben zooooooo onder de indruk van alles. Voor nu vast dikke kussssssss

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Selly
juli 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Geweldig!! Alles gelezen. Je schrijft zo mooi.
Als ik inderdaad eens een dagje lekker thuis ben en het is idd regenachtig of koud dan ga ik dat Zweedse broodje proberen te maken.
En zo bijzonder wat je schrijft over alleen zijn maar niet eenzaam. En maar fietsen en maar fietsen. Ik vind het megastoer allemaal. We kijken zeer uit naar het vervolg. Dag lieve schat!

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Anne
juli 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Jullie zijn echte leuke fans, altijd blij als ik zo een enthousiast berichtje krijg. Keeps me going 🙂 x

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Pauline
juli 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Annie wat een geweldig verhaal weer. Heel fijn (en geruststellend) om te lezen dat je er weer zo’n succes van maakt. Had niet anders verwacht maar ben diep onder de indruk! En wat kun je leuk schrijven. Als hier niet iets super moois uit voorkomt dan weet ik het ook niet meer. Succes lieve Ans! Xxx

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Anne
juli 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Thanks lieve Paulie!! x

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Linas
juli 5, 2017 at 12:18 am

Very interesting story. All is so interesting and inspiring to follow my dreams. Keep going!!!

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Anne
juli 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Hi linas,

Thank you for reading, hope youre doing well. Still in ADAM?

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Hans
juli 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

respect voor wat je doet ❗️ Wens je goodluck voor je verdere reis Gr.Hans

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Anne
juli 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Dankjewel Hans!

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Mikael Nilsson
juli 8, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Sure, Malmö is a great town (My hometown…), and Eleonore and I are now heading down there with out bikes for the Copenhagen-Berlin by bike tour. See you on the road. Mikael

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Anne
juli 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

have fun, i am now in Hamburg, not the best timing 😉

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Selly
juli 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Zag net je worstenfilmpje. Wat gaaf toch allemaal lieve Anne. Ik zou er bijna in willen happen terwijl ik toch redelijk vegetarisch ben.
Dikke kussss van Cor en mij❣️

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Anne
juli 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm

hahaha xxx

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