Hey pixels, today it’s the big day!! Guess which song contest takes place tonight… Yes, Eurovision!!!! The best song contest ever!! I hope you are as excited as I am!! I watch it every year, with my grandmother and my cousin (both big fans, too). And, of course, every year I make something sweet and yummy to eat while we’re watching the contest.
This year I’ve made two Swedish recipes!! Well, I changed a bit the truffles recipe to make it vegan (I’ve just changed the heavy cream for soy cream), so everyone can try them. Maybe there are not the most typical Swedish sweets, but there are yummy. I hope you like them, too 😉
(Do you remember this another Swedish cookies?? They could be great today, too)
Chocolate and orange truffles (vegan):
- 50cl soy cream
- 250g dark chocolate, shredded
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- cocoa powder to decorate
Heat the soy cream in a saucepan. Add the chocolate and stirr until it’s completely dissolved. If you feel lazy, you can simply melt both ingredients together on the microwave.
Add the orange juice. Mix well.
Allow the mix to cool. When it’s at room temperature, put it on the fridge for a few hours, or even overnight.
Make small balls using your hands or two spoons. Decorate them using the cocoa powder. Actually, today I was too lazy to care about the shape of my truffles, so, as you can see, they are not exactly round shaped…. Well, the flavour was still ok 😉
Note: keep the truffles in the fridge until 10′ before the contest begins. You don’t want them to melt.
Honey & cinnamon cookies
Ingredients (makes 30-35 small units):
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Whisk butter, sugar and honey until light and fluffy. Add the egg and keep mixing. Add the dry ingredients. Stirr until all are well incorporated. Divide the dough in two portions; keep in the fridge for, at least, two hours.
Preheat the oven at 175ºC. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a spoon, make dough balls and place them on the baking sheets.
Bake for 9-12′
Do you like Eurovision? Do you watch the contest on TV? Please, feel free to leave a comment, and if you’re making one of this recipes, you can instagram a photo of your version using the hashtag #thehappiestpixel
Enjoy the contest, my happy pixels!! 😉