Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
In the next to last episode of my Xmas Calendar, me and my hubby is making Christmas fudge. This might be a totally confusing episode for everyone who’s not Swedish as we’re making fun of a Swedish television show throughout the episode. I can’t really explain any further, but whenever you see the indication “in a funny voice” you’ll know we’re not totally serious … Here’s the fudge recipe for all of you that want to make it at home, with or without the funny voice:
2 cups/dl of double cream
2 cups/dl white sugar
2 cups/dl sirup
scalded, finely chopped almonds
mix everything in a pan and cook until it’s 120°C (or 123° if you want a chewier fudge)
There’s so much to say about Plura that I don’t even know where to begin. He’s the singer in Eldkvarn, a really big Swedish band, he’s just released his own cook book, he’s writing food reviews for the newspaper City and he’s soon to have his own cooking show in TV. So why not practice on Sofia Talvik’s Xmas Calendar, after all he doesn’t have any Christmas recipes in his book. Learn how Plura makes his own Glühwein, or Glögg as we call it in Swedish.
Plura’s Glögg recipe:
0,75 l red wine
2 pcs cinnamon sticks
1 pieces of seville orange peel
3 table spoons sugar muskovado (or more if you want it sweeter)
1.5 dl cognac
Let it marinate over night for best result! Heat and add almonds and raisins
Here’s a variety of other Glühwein recipes: Tasteline