Sunday 26 January 2014

Ci ci ciabatta!!

Got up this morning, I was feeling kinda..... I dont know really but I wanted ciabatta. Which is odd because I dont eat cereals or grains but there I was, in the mood for bread! 
And so I baked one. And ate it too!
(Well, some slices anyhow!) 

250g plain flour 
250g spelt flour
450 ml lukewarm water
1 1/2 tsp fresh dry yeast
1 tsp pink himalayan salt
1/2 tsp raw sugar
Olive oil

In a big mixing bowl add flour, yeast and sugar.
Mix with your hands.
Add water. Then salt. 
Mix with your hands.
Now you dont knead ciabatta dough, you pull it, drop, pull it, drop -and thats how you get an airy ciabatta. 
Then you put in the mixing bowl again, add the olive oil on top and leave under clingwrap for about an hour till its double its size. 
Then you drop it down on a pretty well floured workspace (or do what i do, and drop it right down on a baking paper sheet with some flour on it-that way you don't have to clean dough off your counter:) and fold it into a ciabatta shape, onto the bakingtray and into the oven.
Middle. No fan. 220 degrees celcius for about 30 min. Until golden and sounds hollow :) 

The work time on this was about 10 min. Total time incl waiting and baking, 1,5 hours +
So worth it!

Now, enjoy your fresh rustic italian bread :) 


Ok: then it was time to make a differet version: 

Enter the HERBIVORE!
Same recipe as above but with 250g plain flour, 150g spelt and 100g wholemeal spelt. 
2tbs oregano
2tvs of your fav italian mix (i use hoyts) 
And sprinkle cheese on top. 


then I got hooked and tried something else: in-baked pizza. 

I made the dough as the plain ci ci ciabatta and as it was resting, I cut up 1 chicken breast, 5 kale leaves, 5 cherry tomatoes and 2 spring onions. I fried it up in coconut oil, then sauteed it for a while, adding 2 tbs tomato paste and 1 big tbs sour cream. I also grated about 200g of cheese. I spiced it up with an italian herb mix and salt (pink himalayan. Always) and once the dough was done i put it out on the baking paper, made a "bed" to put the fill in (italian chicken mix and cheese on top), closed it like and envelope and sprinkled some cheese on top.


Into the oven and just pay attention till it lookes/smelled/sounds finished. 


Then I went for a grains version:

250g plain flour, 250g eholemeal flour. 2,5 tbs flaxseeds, 1,5 tbs sesame seeds and poppy seeds to sprinkle on top. Wowsa! Definitely the favourite so far! Kids and neighbours love it!!


Then I got brave and decided to tryca feta and kale version.

you know what, Kalebatta is so fly she deserves a blog of her own! But, and this is a massive but, you have come this far: you deserve to know this too :))

250g plain flour and 250g wholemealflour.
Added an extra spoon of salt and a little extra water to this recipe. Also 6 kale leaves and 1 pk of feta cheese chopped up. I used about 200g dodoni feta. :)
And poppy seeds or sesame seeds for the too! :) 

When the wait is over, the dough looks like this:

And, you being super smart and all, have already put flour on a sheet of bakingpaper, so you don't have to mess up your counter ;) 

Once you slap the dough down, she looks like this:

But then you fold her sides a little, and add poppy seeds on top: and now she is all ready for a date with Mr Stove!
So puurty :)

And VIOLA! They are a match made in heaven for sure :)

Well hello there, our most favourite bread so far! 

(Secretly I cant wait to try this with only spelt flour!! :))

I will keep adding on this recipe: remember that the ci-ci-ciabatta is the original recipe and the amount of flour, water, yeast, salt and sugar, never changes. Neither does the waitnig time, cooking time and degrees on the oven. 
It actually always stays the same: though the types of flour change or you might need a tad bit more water at times, its the basic recipe. 

Thank you so much for popping by here :) 
Let me know how you go xxx 

Original recipe modified from 's ciabatta recipe. 

Saturday 28 December 2013

Making dino crayons!

A fun and simple DIY which makes a great present for someone small and cool :)

I used lots of broken crayons, cut them into pieces and into molds. 

1) make sure your silicone molds are heatproof.
(My Hello Kitty one, wasn't and melted! :() 

2) place in molds, on tray, middle of the oven. Maybe less heat that I was told. 160 degrees celsius ought to do it. It takes 5-10 minutes. Pay close attention and do be careful: melted crayons are like plastic and will burn badly if you are not careful enough!

3) let set in the molds on your counter..


Aaand DRAW :)) 

fun and cute :)

Note: Just to make it clear, this did not go completely as I anticipated. That bring said, it didnt turn out a disaster either!
I will do this again :) 

With love xxx

Thursday 26 December 2013

Roxy Marj bear blanket pancakes!

So obsessed with her work! 
You can find her etsy store, here:
And her instagram here 

And here is my pancake recipe!

1 cup plain spelt flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
30-40 g melted unsalted butter
1 tsp bakingpowder
1 tsp vanilla extract if you want :)

Mix flour and bakingpowder well in a bowl while melting the butter somewhere else. (Micro, stovetop, bowl of water...)

Add the milk, stirr, add the butter, stirr and eggs, stirr then add some vanilla or salt. I usually go for 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Then into the fridge for 30 min. 
(Not crucial, but i find it makes the pancakes better)

Note: (You can use some raw honey to sweeten if you want. Id say 1 tbs ought to cut it.)
Then fry them in a pan on medium heat on a skillet with a supertiny bit of butter/ depending on your skillet!
 (but if you do food artsy stuff, use low heat!)

Then eat and enjoy :)

And, if I dont see you before: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May 2014 bring you all kinds of wonders and fun <3

With love, Karianne

Thursday 19 December 2013

Norwegian gingerbread recipe A christmas blogg :)

19 hours ago, 4:03 pm

Hi how are you? I am ashamed that I haven't blogged in forever but life is so busy at the moment!!

I wanted to share this amazing recipe!
And it is simply the best ginger bread cookies I have ever tasted! And I have tasted MANY MANY different ginger bread recipes!
Trine has an illustrated step by step so if your norwegian, you can go there and say hi from me :)
250 gram sugar
2 dl light syrup (i used agave and coconut but golden or maple is fine)
1 tbs cinnamon
½ tbs ground ginger
¼ tbs cloves
250 gram unsalted butter
1 tbs bicarb
2 egg
650-800 gram plain flour
Put sugar and syrup in a small pot and bring to boil.
Then add the spices.
Enjoy the smell!
Add the bicarb and whisk quickly.
It will now fluff up and get very light in the colour.
Put the 250g of butter in a big bowl, and put the sugar/syrup mixture on top and stir till the butter is melted. This takes a while, lots of stirring!
Mix the two eggs together. Then add the eggs to the syrup mixture.
Now add the flour, little by little, and knead the dough 
-then into the fridge over night.
Bake in the middle of your oven, no fan on, at around 200-225 degrees Celsius for about 7-10 min. Depending i your oven. Pay close attention.
Decorate with icing sugar mixed with eggwhites! I used two egg whites and mixed inn icing sugar till it was very heavy to move the fork around anymore. And m&m's of course :) 
Do not cover the cookies! You want the icing mixture to set :)
My son said they are "Litchus"
That is delicious in 3 year old language <3
We wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!
Xoxoxo from us

Sunday 13 October 2013

Quick fix!

A parfait is super simple and just create a tiny bitnof a buzz compared to just serving some yoghurt or cereal. 

I use natural fruit loops or organic natural peach numbers from little bellies OR even, like in this case coco pops (first time we ever got a bag and it has only been given as a treat! We will probably stick to the natral organic stiff to be honest... But we tried!) 

1st layer: cereal
2nd layer: banana
3rd layer: yoghurt
4 layer: cereal
:5 layer: yoghurt and decorations.


Enjoy xoxoxo

I would stay and chat some but i am soooo incredibly tired that i will close my eyes for a few min!!!

Monday 23 September 2013


Easy breezy breakkie!

Put peanutbutter on a sandwich
Cut into a square
Put into freezer for a few min for the PB to get a bit harder
Draw with a toothpick and serve!

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Sunday 22 September 2013

Baby donut!

This is a very baby friendly donut that will create heaps of mess so make sure you put on a frock or strip your baby to the nappies/diaper so the clothes wont get terrible stains...

1) The donut itself is a pancake that i made round and with a hole in it. 
It is dairy, gluten and sugar free! And makes the baby super happy!

30g rolled oats
1/2 banana
1 egg
3 eggwhites
Vanilla bean or vanilla essence

Into the blender.
Into squeeze bottle and draw then fry in coconut oil and enjoy! 
TIP: Maybe give the oats a wizz all on their own 
so they become nice and fine oat flour 
before adding the rest of the ingredients... =)

2) The topping is a **puree**.
You can make your own puree or use a ready made one. I use both. 
Just squeeze it out in a spiral on top of your cooled down donut shaped pancake.

3) For sprinkles you can use anything!
I used all natural fruit loops and all natural numbers. [the natural fruit loops contain gluten!] but you can use dried fruits and berries, shredded coconut, dried apricots, that you jus finely chop and sprinkle on top. 

Enjoy the beautiful mess!
My little girl went straight in the tub and the shirt went straight in the bin!
(No, it was not a fav shirt! It was too small and already had some terrible stains on it)

Have a happy day xx Karianne

**Purees are generally just whichever fruit and berries [or veg!] youd like, steamed [or just blended if their "soft" fruits like Kiwi and orange and soft peaches, mango... Harder fruits like apple and pear is great to steam first so they get a little soft, and then blend them together to a puree!
For the best puree recipes, check out; wholesomebabyfood

If your in Norway, I know Ella's fruit purees from Spain are organic[√łkologiske] .
If your in Australia you have heaps of organic options and if your in the states I know you have pretty much the same amount of choices as us here... **