The best brownies I’ve ever tasted – recipe

In Iceland, fall is here in all its glory – wind, rain, and all. I really want to swear and curse but then, as I sit here writing this by candlelight, with coffee and brownies, listening to the wind outside I think – nah, this fall isn’t all that bad. It’s so easy to make things all nice and cozy when it starts to get dark again (and the dust is more obvious in sunlight 😉 )

Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for the most incredible brownies. These have chocolate chips in them, both white and milk chocolate. For all you nut-lovers out there, adding about a 100 grams of chopped pistacios or walnuts is just a cherry on top 🙂 Continue reading

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Burgundy, gold and meringue

“Can you bake me a cake, I´m hosting a dinner party on Saturday?” my sister asked me last week. I shouted (almost too quickly) Yes! for I knew what kind of cake she wanted. I knew that it had to be chocolate cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream – ideally the same cake that I made for my dad’s 70th birthday party. My sister is a product designer and it’s so much fun working with her on designing cakes and parties. She told me that she wanted a cake similar to one that I made for the grown ups at my younger son’s first birthday party, except she wanted different colours. Continue reading

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Celebrating my dad´s 70th birthday in Cuba, almost

Not so long ago my loving father turned 70! Our family, mom, dad and us 5 siblings with our own families rented a small village of cottages at Minni borgir. What is great about Minni borgir is that they offer a small village with seven small cottages and one larger house. That means that every family has their own house where they can have their stuff and relax when that is what they want and then every body can gather in the large house for cooking, dining and partying.

Planing the party was left to us sisters because we love coming up with themed party´s, think about the decorations and seeing everything come to life (more on that in a few days) We decided on a Cuban theme. Continue reading

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