Christmas at Operakällaren

Operakällaren is a very nice old classic restaurant that first opened up in 1787 in the basement of the old Opera house in Stockholm. Since then it has been torn down and a new house was built in the beginning of 19th century. It has always been a top restaurant , and yesterday I was invited to a Christmas lunch there with Huawei.

The dessert table was amazing! And I just love desserts so much!

We were in a private room situated upstairs. And I had actually never been in there!

I love the small sausages, they are called prinskorvar. Which literally means prince sausages 🤣

We eat a lot of salmon and herring at all big holidays in Sweden.

And then we have the “lutfisk” Stock fish where the dry fish has been put into lye, and then it all gets soaked in lye. And then it will get boiled. The whole procedure takes more than two weeks!

Tastes good? According to me, no. According to my colleague Tove Yes.

In Sweden we have been eating this for more than 500 years! And king Gustav the 3rd ate the fish during the whole spring apparently!

Well I stick to the rest of the food! I prefer that;)

Have a fab holiday🎅🏻🤶🏼

/ Malin

Swedish Christmas bread

rIn Sweden we call it vörtbröd, its a bread with beer, dark syrup and herbs. It’s a must all of December for me.

Here’s the recipe;

Makes two breads:

50 g of fresh yeast

3 dl Porter (Stout)

2.5 dl dark beer

50 g butter

0.5 dl rapeseed oil

0.5 tablespoon ground cardamom

1 dl dark bread syrup

0.5 tablespoons grind pomerans

1.5 tablespoons ground ginger

1 tablespoon ground clove

0.5 tablespoon ground cardamom

1 tablespoon salt

13.5 dl sifted rye

3 – 4 dl raisins

1, Dissolve the yeast into a bowl of porter, Beer, oil and syrup.

2, Melt the butter with the spices and salt. Allow to cool slightly before mixing it into the liquid.

3, Mix in a little flour at a time and work the dough slowly until it is soft and elastic.

4, Let the dough raise into the double-size in a covered bowl.

5, Put on the oven at 175 C.

6, Shape the two breads, and let them raise under a towel for an hour. Make sure there is no draught!

7, Bake the bread for about 50 minutes and lower the heat to 150 degrees after 15 minutes. Stick a needle into the bread to make sure it is properly baked! Let it cool on under a baking cloth

Christmas

We celebrated Christmas at My brothers place. We had all made some food, but he and his wife Annika most of it. There were so much nice food, and some nice none Christmassy food. Like brisket, Wich was amazing! Best of all, he will teach my son to bbq his way in the summer. Looking forward to that!! Our Santa gave us such a laugh. He spoke some german, and swedish. And was a bit lost😂 Everyone loved him!