Saturday, 22 December 2018

Christmas Table Setting

In this blog post I'm going to share some simple tips and tricks you can use when you set the Christmas table.

The winter brings so many emotions to me and so many fond childhood memories. The anticipation of Christmas, with snow, Santa's gnomes, and the whole Christmas spirit! For me Christmas is about family and friends. To gather, eat great food, laugh, hang out and have fun together.

A well set table is very inviting and puts the mood on top for the evening. I'm going to share a table setting I made in a minimalist Scandinavian style and what I keep in mind while setting the table.

I like to stick to a color scheme of 1-3 colors to give the table setting a harmonious look. I love white interior and it also shows in my table settings. But even if I like to have the rest of the table fairly neutral, I usually make sure that the napkins are more colorful. But in this table setting I made an exception and used completely white napkins, to instead put the focus on the decorations.

I like to use influences from the nature in my interior and I just love to bring it inside for Christmas. In the table setting I have chosen to add a little fir twig. These twigs gives a nice color boost to the table setting and they also spread an incredibly good scent around. I tied the napkin and the twig together with a small piece of yarn and finished with a wooden reindeer decoration from Valona. Alternatively you can use a candy cane or other nice decoration you have at home.

I like to have an eye-catching center piece on the table, it can be flowers, candles or some nice decoration. In this table setting you can see a few different variations of center pieces you can use. The stars in the last picture are from Valona.

Candle lights is an absolute must to create the cozy Christmas feeling and of course you can't forget the Christmas music in the background.

I really hope you liked these tips! Please leave me a comment below about what you thought and how you usually set your Christmas table.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Super Easy - Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies

A couple of weeks ago I tried to make some Nutella brownies and they turned out so amazing, I really wanted to share this recipe with you. I loved how fast and easy they were to make. It took about five minutes to whip up the batter and then they took care of the rest them selves. I love frosting so I added some frosting on top but this is completely optional. They are also good without the frosting, and can be served with a bit of ice cream if you'd like.

Nutella Brownie Recipe

4,5 dl Nutella (~ 600 g)
3 eggs
1,5 dl flour

Begin by preheating the oven to 175℃. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Put the batter in a baking dish (I did not notice the batter rising so you can put them in any baking dish the batter fits in.) Bake them for 25-30 minutes. Check regularly so you don't over-bake them, which would make them dry.

Once they are done, let them cool off. After that you just add the frosting if you like and toppings of your choice.

White Frosting:
1 dl whipped cream
100 g cream cheese
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp butter (room temperatured)
2 tsp vanilla sugar

Brown Frosting:
1 dl whipped cream
100 g cream cheese
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp butter (room temperatured)
1 tbsp cocoa powder

 Happy baking!