That time of year

30 Nov

I’ve loved seeing Elsa’s posts on all the fun holiday activities she has been up to. I have been busy as well, but in this case getting ready for my sisters wedding and another craft fair. My sister and her fiance both have Swedish roots and so have decided to have a big “Swedish Smörgåsbord” the night before the wedding. There will around 50 people and so many tasty treats; swedish meatballs, gravlax, 7 types of cookies (thanks Elsa and Ida for the heads up on that) and much much more!

My husband and I started the gravlax marinading yesterday…with 1/3 cup salt, 2/3 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons of dill. You simply cover the fish with this mixture and let cure in the refrigerator for three days. We got the recipe from this great cook book Kitchen of Light, full of delicious scandinavian recipes.

I also had the pleasure of making double chocolate, hazelnut gluten free biscotti for the wedding reception. I had never made biscotti prior to this but it proved to be a fun and tasty project.

First bake them as logs of dough

then slice them and bake again

Then the final touches!

This recipe is from Gluten-Free Baking with the Culinary Institute of America, it was quite complex with odd ingredients due to the fact that it is gluten free. But I highly suggest giving homemade biscotti a try as they keep well and are perfect with your afternoon coffee!

I’m headed out of town this evening for the wedding, but hope to post some updates from the road.



3 Responses to “That time of year”

  1. Janie Mallard December 1, 2011 at 02:28 #

    Which sister? Love this blog Brita! Everything looks wonderful-
    Did you see on NBC they did a story on a Waldorf School in LA!! awesome – Have a great trip! Janie

    • britaandelsa December 1, 2011 at 05:41 #

      Sarah Rose is getting married on Saturday! Thanks for the kind words Janie, hope all is well.

  2. Nicole Pond December 1, 2011 at 01:04 #

    Oh my gosh…that looks SO yummy!!!! How many biscotti did Jake eat in the making of this beautiful treat??!! 🙂 Have fun!

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