Sunflower Spinach Pie – A Pretty Twisted Bread Recipe – Solsikke formet brød med spinat – Inspired by Disney Frozen Fever

Have you tried twisting bread before?  This is a delicious Sunflower Spinach Pie recipe that will have your family and friends begging for more! Plus this Sunflower bread is sooo pretty with the twisted bread!  Perfect to serve to your family and friends while watching the movie Frozen Fever.

Dough

  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk,
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
Click on our YouTube video to see how to make this delicious bread!

 Filling

  • 12 oz. of boiled spinach
  • 12 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz grated parmesan or mozarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt, pepper
  • optional: nutmeg
  • breadcrumbs
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
Place all dough ingredients in a bowl and use and electric mix,, finish by hand.Knead until the dough is smooth. Cover it and leave it for approx. 1 hour while you prepare the rest of the ingredients

Create the filling, mix the spinach with the ricotta and shredded cheese. Add the egg, salt, pepper (nutmeg), and set it aside.

Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll each dough ball to create two circles.

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the first circle and distribute the spinach filling. Place one large dollop in the center of the circle (cover it with a small bowl), and sprad the remaining spinach in a ring around the edge of the dough. finally place the last circle of dough on top of everything. Springle the sesame seeds on top of the center.

Divide the dough around the bowl into approx. 16 slices and twist each slice. Seal the edges using a fork to press.

Twist each slice and continue until all slices are twisted.

Seal the edges using a fork to press. Brush the bread with eggwash. Let it rise for approx. 1/2 hour and bake in the oven at 350F for approx. 1/2 hour.

This is a great to tear and share at your next party

Tastes great as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

What is your favorite bread filling or spread? Let me know in the comments!
xoxo,
Karen Grete and Heidi

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FROZEN – White Hot Chocolate Recipe – Inspired by Disney Frozen Movie


Do you love hot chocolate? If you don’t happen to have any cocoa, not to worry! White hot chocolate is a delicious alternative and easy to make!  What is wonderful about this drink is you can add different spices that gives the added warmth. Also try it on a cold and wintry day to build some cheer.

Here we show you how to make a White Hot Chocolate which was inspired by the Disney Movie Frozen! We jazzed up the drink by rimming the glass and topping off the whipped cream to give the beautiful contrast with blue and white colors. Serve this white hot chocolate at your next Frozen party, holiday parties or when you are coming in from the cold! 

Drink Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of half-and-half 
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (try to buy good quality white chocolate, as this will be less waxy and over-sugared––European or European inspired brands are often best.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • Garnish: whipped topping, cinnamon, cocoa powder, mint leaves and candy canes, marshmallows
  • Optional flavoring: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 of a cinnamon stick
Rimming Glass Ingredients:
  • Honey
  • Blue sugar, blue sprinkles, blue snowflake sprinkles
Kitchen Utensils:
  • medium pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large mug
  • 2 small plates
Rimming the glass
This is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle.   Rimming a glass can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your drink. You can prepare rimming the glass in advance. We suggest to serve the white hot chocolate in a clear glass or mug. Have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. 

  1. Place honey one one plate and blue sprinkles on the other plate.  You want to cover the small plates just enough to use for rimming. (see video)
  2. Turn the clear glass upside down. Hold the clear glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dip the clear glass rim onto the honey and give it a good twist
  4. Next, dip the rim onto the blue sprinkles.  Slowly turn the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  5. Place the glass in a refrigerator or freezer so the honey will harden and the sprinkles stick firmly.
Drink Preparation
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and any other spice you might like.
  2. Whisk continuously over low heat until white chocolate chips are completely melted. 
  3.  Remove from heat.
  4. Be sure to taste it to see if you need to add anything too. 
  5. Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle garnishes over the top of the whipped cream. Such things as with blue colored sugar, blue sprinkles, white chocolate flakes, ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
  7. It’s a good idea to serve with the stirring teaspoon in case there is any delicious white chocolate to retrieve from the bottom at the end of the drink!
 Other great combinations is replace half and half and use instead
  • 2 cups of  milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1 1/2 cup of half and half
My family and I are so excited about the movie Frozen. Being Scandinavian it is so much fun to see so many Scandinavian references in the movie Frozen such as Hans Christian Andersen and Norway. Also we love the characters in the movie including Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, Prince Hans, iceman Kristoff, reindeer Sven, daydreaming snowman Olaf! 

We hope you enjoyed our recipe and video.  Nothing is better than having white hot chocolate after coming in from the cold.  Please let us know if you have any Frozen recipe requests!


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FROZEN Blue Velvet Kit-Kat Cake with Peppermint Pieces – Inspired by Disney Movie

Here we show you how to make a FROZEN Kit-Kat cake. Super easy and fun ingredients Using yummy ingredients such as Kit Kat’s and Peppermint Pieces 
Delicious combination of cool, refreshing peppermint, white chocolate Kit-Kat’s and a blue velvet cake.  YUM!


Ingredients to Make the Frozen Kit-Kat Cake

  • One 8-inch blue velvet layer cake (your favorite recipe)
  • 2-1/2 cups cream cheese frosting (ready to spread or homemade)
  • 11 KAT Bars (2 packs of 6 full size white KitKats)
  • 2 cups of peppermint blue- white pieces
  • 1 cup of chopped peppermint pieces
 Utensils:
  • Spatula
  • Butter Knife
  • Cardboard and aluminum foil to make cake board.
  • Scissors 
  • Festive bow or other decorations. Ribbon long enough to tie around the cake.  Your choice of color but i used the same blue as in the peppermint pieces
Directions:
  1. Prepare your favorite blue velvet cake recipe or desired flavor
  2. While the cake is baking make your favorite cream cheese frosting.
  3. Next carefully break KIT KAT Bar in half so it is a set of 2 sticks along the natural breaking points.
  4. Once the cake is baked and cooled we are ready to frost the cake
  5. You can slice the cake in half or in thirds if desired. 
  6. Then place the cake either on a cake board or a cake plate with enough room around the edge will be just fine. 
  7. Place about 1 tablespoon of frosting in the center of the board and set the cake round on top of it.  
  8. Place the frosting in the center of the cake and spread evenly out to the edges.
  9. Then sprinkle chopped peppermint pieces on top of the frosting.
  10. Repeat #8 and #9 same steps if you have additional layers of cake.
  11. Next use the remaining frosting to frost the sides of the cake. 
  12. Arrange kit kats along the outside of the cake.  Take sections of 2 (attached) sticks and line these up as close as you can. Press the kit kat’s against the cake. The frosting is the glue.
  13. Next fill the top layer of the frosted cake with peppermint pieces.  The frosting is the glue.  Also the Kit kats will hold the peppermint pieces too.
  14. An option is to tie a ribbon around outside of cake. Pull the ribbon slightly tight to keep the Kit Kat bars in place. 
  15. Place the kit kat cake in the refrigerator until when ready to serve.  You want the frosting to harden so the kit kat are on securely when you are ready to serve the cake. 
  16. When ready to serve slice the cake at every two Kit Kat bars. 

 Serve the peppermint blue velvet Kit Kat cake to your next Frozen party!

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FROZEN POPSICLES – Inspired by disney movie – Princess Elsa Ana – Easy Recipe – Ice lolly pop

We are so excited to make our first popsicle celebrating the movie Frozen. Being Scandinavian we wanted to celebrate the movie Frozen as it has many Scandinavian references such as Hans Christian Andersen, Norway.  Also we enjoyed all of the characters in the movie including Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, Prince Hans, iceman Kristoff, reindeer Sven, daydreaming snowman Olaf and of course the kingdom Arendelle.

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This is a super easy and fast DIY tutorial on how to make your very own Frozen Popsicle.  Here we show you how to make two different ways of Frozen Popsicles.
  
Ingredients:

  • Rock Candy on a Stick (clear, light blue and dark blue)
  • blue food coloring
  • blueberry sparkling water
  • (optional) nonflavored sparkling water
  • Elderflower Syrup or Lingonberry Syrup (optional)

Kitchen Utensils:

  • Popsicle molds
  • measuring cup
  • wooden spoon 
  • large bowl or towel

Here we make two easy ways to make these Frozen Popsicles

First Easy Frozen Popsicle Recipe:

  1. Measure the amount of sparkling water you need in the molds.  Next pour the sparkling water into a measuring cup.
  2. Add 1 drop of blue food coloring and mix the water. Add more if you like it a little darker. 
  3. Pour the blue clear soda into the popsicle molds. Leave about a 1/4 of an inch space for expansion.
  4. Place a clear rock candy on a stick into each mold.
  5. Put the popsicle molds into the freezer
  6. Wait for at least 4 to 6 hours to make sure popicles are completely frozen or at least until it is not sloshing around inside.
  7. To un-mold the popsicles, fill a bowl with warm water, and submerge the mold in the water for about 15-30 seconds. If the popsicles don’t slide out, submerge it for a few seconds longer.   Another option is to soak a towel with warm water and wrap the popsicle molds with the warm towel until it loosens up.
  8. Enjoy the popsicle

 
Second Easy Frozen Popsicle Recipe:

  1. Pour clear soda into the popsicle molds. Leave about a 1/4 of an inch space for expansion.
  2. Place either a light blue or dark blue rock candy on a stick into each mold.
  3. Put the popsicle molds into the freezer
  4. Wait for at least 4 to 6 hours to make sure popsicles are completely frozen or at least until it is not sloshing around inside.
  5. To un-mold the popsicles, fill a bowl with warm water, and submerge the mold in the water for about 15-30 seconds. If the popsicles don’t slide out, submerge it for a few seconds longer.   Another option is to soak a towel with warm water and wrap the popsicle molds with the warm towel until it loosens up.
  6. Enjoy the popsicle

These are popsicles are perfect on a hot day, birthday parties or sleep overs. Make sure you have enough time to make these.  We usually make these the night before and let these freeze over night.

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