Macarons with passion fruit curd

Now it really feels like the summer is here, and that feeling makes you long for some holiday. I have a full three weeks to go until my second holiday but I have a feeling that these weeks will go fast. We have now been married twice, once in Mexico and once here in Sweden, and now we have a third celebration with all our friends. Why not splurge once you do something like this? But if I should be honest it will feel good when it's all over and we can return to our rather unplanned daily life.

Macarons with passion fruit curd

icing sugar
60 g of
almond meal
60 g of
egg white (about 2 eggs)
40 g
1 tsp vanilla sugar

a few drops of
green food coloring.

Whisk the egg whites and add the sugar a little at a time. Beat until you have a nice and shiny meringue.
the icing sugar, almond flour and vanilla sugar in a bowl.
Fold in
the dry ingredients in the meringue, one third at a time.
in the food coloring and fold it gently.
over the batter into a piping bag and pipe up on parchment paper or on a silicon form. Let rest for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat the oven to
150 degrees C. Bake for about 12 minutes.
Let rest
a few minutes and then match two shells together and pipe or use a teaspoon to add the filling.

Passion fruit curd

4 eggs
2 egg yolks

150 g
passion fruit
125g butter

Add all ingredients except the butter in a bowl that can withstand heat. Put the bowl on top of a saucepan with simmering water and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken, it takes about 10 minutes. Remove the curd from the heat and add the butter, whisking until the butter is completely melted and mixed with the rest of the curd. Let cool slightly and pour into clean jars.


Lilac lemonade

This season of the year is so wonderful, when it's warm and sunny anyways. I often go around and marvel at how green and vivid ​​everything has become and has already forgotten about the long, long winter. This is the time when I'm more than happy to be outside all the time and I would love to take my laptop out of work and just sit outside and work.
Another nice thing about this season is that everything is blooming and smells so good, and lilac is one of my favorites.

Lilac lemonade

20 bunches lilac flowers
1 kg of sugar

1 liter of water

30 g of
citric acid
1 lemon

the lilacs so that only the flowers are left and rinse them. Boil water and sugar to a syrup and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Mix in the citric acid in the syrup. 
Add flowers and rinsed, thinly sliced ​​lemon in a bowl with a lid. Pour over the syrup while it is still hot and let cool. Store in a cool place for 3 days and then strain through a muslin. Pour in clean bottles.



Pulled pork

Knowing how good pulled pork tastes and, now, how easy it is to do it feels stupid that I have not tried to learn it sooner.
Take a piece of pigs meat, smear it with a good sauce and leave it in the oven for 5 hours.
Pulled pork on a tortilla.
First and foremost two things are needed, an ovenproof casserole with a lid and a piece of meat. The meat, a piece of cutlet, in the image below was nearly 1.5 kg before cooking. 
The recipe for spice sauce comes from Markos food.
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, preferably smoked
  • 1/2 fresh chili
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon syrup
  • black pepper and salt
  • water
  • 2 tbsp oil

Mix all ingredients and rub the spice sauce on the meat. If the sauce is too thick add some water.
Place the pot near the bottom of the oven at 125 degrees for 5 hours.

After 5  hour in the oven.
Lift out the meat carefully and take it apart with two forks. It should come apart easily. Pour over what is left in the pan over the meat or make a sauce out of it.
After being handled by two forks.
 Serve with bread and salad.
Pulled pork served with bread and coleslaw.