Sweden is usually associated with cinnamon rolls, which I guess is the “big thing”. But in the shadow of the cinnamon roll’s fame we got out chocolate ball. It’s so common and so simple so no one really things about it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the most baked sweet in Sweden. It’s perfect when you want to bake something really quick and extremely easy.
I have just found out that I’m most likely intolerant to lactose in diary, but I’m still trying to work out exactly how my body reacting (will probably get it checked sooner or later).
I decided not to eat a single diary product today, which for me is extremely hard. So when me and dad was going to bring some “fika” out to the country side I realised I couldn’t just buy a pastry at the bakery like we usually do, so instead I had to quickly put together something at home to bring with. Since I only had a couple of minutes before we were leaving I decides to make the classic chocolate balls. Instead of butter I used coconut cream but I’m sure it would work as good, if not better with coconut oil. The result was surprisingly good and I think I will keep doing this ones. They are definitely a healthier option to other sweets.
If you want to try out the classic Swedish recipe, just use butter instead of the coconut cream.
makes aprox. 35 balls
2/3 dl coconut cream (or 150 g butter for the butter version)
1 ½ cup sugar or equal amount sweetener
3 tbs cocoa + extra for rolling
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1,5 tsp water or cold coffee
2 dl rolled oats
2 dl oat bran (can be substituted with another 2 dl rolled oats)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and taste if you like more coffee or salt. It should have a pretty sticky texture since the oat is going to absorb some of the liquid and make it more solid. Let it rest for about 30 min in the fridge (not necessary but makes it easier). Then roll between your hands so form balls and roll in cocoa.
At the country side I said hi to my cousins beautiful little contribution to the family. They are so gorgeous!
Not a big lunch ut of so delicious, dad had bought 3 different sausages at the butches so we had some sausage tasting.
Before fika we went for our classic 5 km walk in the woods, so different now compared what it looks like in summer.