Filled CupCakes

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I used my Valentine’s Day treating myself with these lovely Chocolate Cupcakes which where filled, not only with love, but also with Vanilla Cream Cheese, a fashion magazine and a cup of Chocolate, yummy 😛
How was your Valentine’s Day ❤

Chocolate is one of the best way to enjoy life, but making cake including chocolate is just delicious.
I have actually wanted to make these cupcakes the whole week, because last weekend my sister call me and ask me if I had any idea to bake some really delicious cupcakes and my first thoughts was these.

If you want to treat yourself or someone else these days, you should try these out.

Cupcakes 

300 g Flour ( I use a whole grain flour)
280 g Sugar (I use Stevia for a sugarfree version)
100 g Greak Yoghurt
½ tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tbsp. Coca Powder
4 ml. Milk
1 tsp. Lemon Juice

evt. 50-80 g Chopped Chocolate or/and 50 g chooped nuts

Frosting
200 g Cream Cheese
100 g Greek Yoghurt
3-5 tbsp. Confectioner’s sugar (I used Stevia for sugarfree version)
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
1- 1½ tsp. Vanilia ekstract of vanilla beans.

CupCakes

In a bowl mix the water, milk and lemon juice. Let it stand on the kitchen table for two minutes.
in another bowl sieve the flour, coca powder, baking soda and powder.

Add the sugar and the greek yogurt to the wet ingredients.
Mix it well together so the sugar is dissolve.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix it well to it is smooth.
Fill each muffin liner 1/2-2/3 full and bake the cupcakes at 350 F (180 C) for 20-30 min.
Let the cupcakes cold down when they are done.

Cream Cheese Frosting
In a bowl whisk together the cream cheese, greek yogurt and the confectioners sugar.
Add the vanilla extract/vanilla bean and the lemon juice. Mix it well together.

When the cupcakes are cooled you can fill them with the frosting.
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Make a hole in the top of the cupcake. A piping tip is perfect to the hole.collage1

Fill the hole with frosting. Place back the top in the hole. Top your cupcake with the frosting.

These Cupcakes are filled with love and with a little hidden surprise. Enjoy your cupcakes.


Cupcakes
3 dl Skummemælk
1 dl Vand
100 g skyr, gr
1 spsk Citronsaft el. edikke
1 tsk. Bagepulver
½ tsk. Natron
300 g Hvid Hvedemel
2 spsk.+ 1 tsk. ISIS SØD el. andet tilsvarende til 250-280 g sukker.
2 spsk. Bagekakao
Evt. 5o g Hakket Chokolade og 50 g hakket nødder. (Valgfrit)
Cream Cheese Frosting
200 g Flødeost
100 g Cheasy Skyr
1 tsk. vaniljepulver
1 tsk. citronsaft
3-5 spsk. Florsød
Cupcakes
I en skål tilsættes mælk, vand og citronsaft/edikke. Lad det står i et par minutter.
Si mel, kakao og natron sammen i en anden skål. Tilsæt også evt. hakket chokolade og nødder.
Tilsæt de våde ingredienser til tørreingredienser.
Tilsæt sødning og pisk det til en ensartet og luftig dej.
Fordel dejen i muffins forme og bag dem ved 180 C i ca. 20-30 min.
Lad muffine køle helt af, inden de fyldes med cream cheese frosting.
Frosting
Pisk flødeost og skyr sammen. Tilsæt sødning, vaniljepulver og citronsaft, og pisk det hele luftigt.
Når du skal fylde cupcakes er en tyl virkelig god til, at lave hullet i toppen. Ellers kan du forsigtig gøre det med en ske eller en kernehusfjerne mm.
Overstående billederne viser, hvordan du gør.

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Good morning Friday

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YES, It is Friday. The day I’m always looking forward to. This week has just been  full speed ahead but at the same time snail’s pace. It is therefore nice to know that it is finally FRIDAY !

This friday is intended to be great. I have today sleep in and I’m starting the day with this delicious breakfast of vanilla skyr (A danish dairy product that is very high in proteins, it is very similary to greek yoghurt), with layers of blueberries, chopped appels, strawberry pure and granola with roasted pumpkin seeds and sunflower seed. For me one of the best way to start the day, with the most important meal 👌🏻👏🏻

Later I’m going to school and tonight I’m going to a costume party because on Sunday it is shrovetide which we shall celebrite with cream bun and for the kids costume and hit the cat out of the barrel – no worries it is only what we call it, no cats are going to be harm.
I have for this party borrowed a bear costume from my sister, Thanks Sis.

What are you plans for the weekend and do you celebrate shrovetide?

Have a lovely FRIDAY ❤ But first Hot Chocolate & ‘The One’ 😛
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Homemade Toffee

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HI dear friends. I hope you’re enjoying the second week of December. Last Monday I got my problem statement for my study program project. I have now two weeks to write the project at home. My project is about the spanish flu in 1918-1919 in the subject of biology and history. Therefore I may be a bit away from Blue Ducklings while I’m writing this project, but when I take a break I will be working on Blue Ducklings.
Have you ever tried to make your own toffee? It is super easy, delicious and you can make them just as YOU want them to be and taste. I like trying to make thing from the scratch and trying different flavors out.

You will need
• 2 dl (200 g) Heavy Cream
• 2½ dl (250 g) Sugar
• 1 dl (145 g) Syrup
• 100 g (1 stick)  Butter
• Taste: 1-2 tsp. Vanilla extract or 2 tbs. Coca or 1-2 tsp. liquorice powder or other flavoring powder.

Melt the butter the butter in a pot. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and let it boil for 30-45 min while you stir in it. It is done when it has a temperature on 124°C or 255°F. If you don’t have a thermometer that can go to this high temperature, you can take a glass of COLD water and pour a few drops of the mixture down in the water. If the toffee gets hard and doesn’t dissolve in the water, the toffee is done.
Pour the toffee mixture on a covered sheet or box and let it cool down. Cut out the toffee in a proper mouth size.
ENJOY AND YUMMY.
I pour my mixture out on a sheet which makes my toffee a bit thin, but then I fold the toffee over so it gets double.
Make the toffees as a gift for your beloved or as a hostess gift in these coming up Christmas events.


Jeg skriver lige nu SRP om Den Spanske Syge i Biologi og Historie. Jeg kan derfor godt være at bloggen vil være lidt stille de næste 2 uger, hvor jeg har skriveperiode. Jeg vil dog prøve engang imellem at tage en pause, og så arbejde på Blue Ducklings.

Har du nogensinde prøvede at lave dine egne karameller? Det er super let, lækkert og du kan selv bestemme og eksperimentere med smagen.

Du skal bruge:

  • 100 g Smør
  • 1 dl lys sirup
  • 250 g sukker
  • 200 g Piskefløde
  • 1-2 tsk. vanilje ekstrakt el. pulver eller. 2 spsk. kakao eller. 1-2 tsk. lakridspulver. Du kan også bruge andet smags givende pulver.

Smelt smøret i en gryde. Tilsæt de øvrige ingredienser og lad det koge imens du rør rundt engangimellem. Når massen har en temperatur på 124° er karamellerne færdige. Har du ikke et termometer som kan håndtere så høje varme, kan du også bare tag et glas koldt vand. Dryp et par dråber af karamelmassen ned i vandet. Bliver karamellerne hårde og ikke opløst i vandet, er de færdige. Hæld massen ud på en beklædt plade eller boks og lad dem køle af. Skær/klip stykkerne ud i passende størrelser, og nyd dine hjemmelavede karameller.

Jeg hældte mine karameller ud på en plade, hvilket gjorde dem en smule tynde. Jeg foldede derfor massen, så den var dobbelt.

Lav karamellerne som en gav til dine kære, eller som en værtindegave til julens begivenheder.

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The Best – Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The autumn afternoon gives some perfect opportunity to do one of the things I love most; cooking. These Chocolate double chip cookies are a classic cookie and perfect to the afternoon tea, coffee or chocolate. These cookies are simple, delicious and so easy to make, that there is no excuses to no making them.

For 24 cookies

  • 500 g All-purpose flour
  • 350 g Brown Sugar
  • 1½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1½ tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 300 g Butter at roomtemper
  • 2 eggs
  • 225 g Dark Chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
  • 225 g White Chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate

In a bowl mix, flour, baking soda and powder together, set aside.
In another bowl mix the butter and sugar well together, so it is light and fluffy. Then add one of the eggs at the time.
Add the vanilla extract and mix.
Add the flour mix a little at the time until the dough is gathered and smooth.
Fold in the chocolate chip/chopped chocolate with a spoon.

With your hands make 24 balls of the dough and place it on a baking sheet. DON’T push them flat. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or to they are golden.

You can replace 225g of the chocolate with chopped hazelnuts, dried cranberries or what you like.


Efteråret giver mulighed for, at jeg kan gøre en af de ting jeg elsker, bagning. Disse Chokolade Chip Cookies er en klassisk småkage, og er perfekte til eftermiddagskaffen, tea eller varm chokolade. De er simple, lækre og så lette at lave, så der er ingen undskyldninger.

For 24 småkager

  • 500 g Mel
  • 350 g Brun Farin
  • 1½ tsk. Bagepulver
  • 1½ tsk. Natron
  • 1 tsk. Salt
  • 2 tsk. vaniljepulver /ekstrakt el. Korn fra ½ vaniljestang.
  • 300 g Blødt Smør
  • 2 æg
  • 225 g Mørke Chokolade Knapper eller hakket mørk chokolade
  • 225 g Hvide Chokolade knapper eller hakket hvid chokolade.

Bland mel, bagepulver, natron og salt i en skål. Sæt skålen til side.
Bland smør og sukker sammen med en elpisker, så det er luftigt og lyst.
Et af gangen tilsættes æggene, og herefter vaniljen.
Langsomt tilsættes lidt af melet af gangen, indtil dejen har samlede sig og er ensartet.
Vend chokoladestykkerne i dejen med en spatel eller ske.
Form med hænderne 24 små kugler og placere dem på en bageplade. TRYK ikke småkagerne flade, da de flyder ud.

Bag småkagerne i en forvarmet ovn i 15-20 min el. indtil de er gyldne.
Du kan evt. bytte 225 g af chokoladen ud med hakket hasselnødder, tørret tranebær eller andet.

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Xoxo Blue Ducklings

Chinese Mid autumn festival – Månefestival

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Okay, jeg er sent på den, i forhold til dette indlæg.

Den. 27 september var det månefestival, så jeg er 13 dage forsent på den. Månefestivalen er en kinesisk tradition, hvor man fejrer 3 ting. Man fejrer forsamling (Gathering) af venner og familie, taksigelse (thanksgiving) for høsten og gode bekendte og beder (Praying) for en god fremtid, børn osv.

Det der kendetegner månefestivalen er selvfølgelig månekagen, som er en meget speciel kage (taler af erfaring.), som kun spises under månefestivalen.
Månekagen består af en tynd dej ala. butterdej, inden i kagen er der lotus frø pure, og en æggeblomme.
Månekagen er en lidt tung kage, men sød og interessant. Jeg kan dog godt undvære æggeblommen. Der findes mange forskellige variationer af månekagen, nogle er med ‘red bean’ fyld som er en speciel bønnefyld.


27th September was Mid autumn festival, so I’m like 13 days late out. Mid autumn festival or moonfestival is a Chinese tradition where you celebrate three concepts;
1. Gathering, such as family and friends.
2 .Thanksgiving, for the harvest or for harmonious unions.
3. Praying, such as for babies, longevity, or for a good future

The special thing about Mid autumn festival is that you eat mooncakes, which is a great but really special cake.
The mooncake is made of a thin pastry like puff pastry, inside the mooncake is there lotus seed paste and in the middle an egg yolk. A mooncake is a bit heavy, but nice and delicious cake. I find the mooncake really interesting, but I didn’t mind if there wasn’t an egg yolk. The mooncake exist in a lot of different variation, some with red bean paste, which is a paste made of some special beans.
It is possible to make the mooncake and I think that I want to try some time. If you didn’t notice, you will now. I’m obsessed with food and love If I can make it by myself and healthy.

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