Here at Sola Kitchens, we are having a bathroom and hallway cabinetry sale! You didn’t expect that from us now, did you? Even though we have done bathrooms in addition to kitchens for clients in the past, our focus has always been kitchens, kitchens and more kitchens. However, on a recent visit to our manufacturers in Sweden, we came across one of their bathroom ranges that was being discontinued, we were all over it! Beautiful, golden, solid oak, stainless steel knobs and glass doors – these furniture are beautiful!

The tall unit above is perfect for hallway storage as well as bathroom storage, holding anything from gloves, scarves, towels and bath salt!
Was £1,625 – now only £650

This wall unit has L-shaped shelves to allow for both tall and short bottles.
Was £750 – now only £300!

Slim line base unit, with shelves and clear glass – gorgeous!
Base unit, was £750 – now only £300!

This wall mirror has a spotlight on top, and a handy little shelf at the bottom – pretty!
Was £500 – now only £200!
Come to our showroom and have a look!

There are plenty of Scandinavians in London. We have all chosen to live our lives here, and most of us are, most of the time, very happy with that decision. But there will always be things that we miss from our home countries. It can be TV shows or old family traditions, but one thing I think we all miss on a regular basis is the food! Ocado must have heard our Scandinavian prayers, because they have made room for a Scandinavian aisle in their range – brilliant! Here you will find anything from your favourite flavoured Absolut Vodka, Herring or baking mix, to the ever important Kalle’s Kaviar, ginger thins, meatballs and fresh yeast. Us Scandi’s are also spoiled with choice when it comes to cheese – the cheese counter in any Scandinavian grocery store is varied and very impressive. Ocado has picked up on this and are offering Herrgård AND Västerbotten cheese (grated or block). Below is the recipe for a quiche commonly found on Swedish tables on any special occasion – Västerbotten cheese quiche!

You will need…

For the crust:

  • 150g salted butter
  • 350ml flour
  • 2tbs cold water
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 egg, to brush on

For the topping:

  • 200ml milk
  • 200ml single cream
  • 300g grated Västerbottensost (like this one: )
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

This is how you do it:
Start with the crust, and turn the oven on to 200C. Crumble the butter into the flour and add water and salt. Quickly work into a smooth dough. Press the dough out into a pie dish (25cm diameter would be perfect). Pierce the dough with a fork a couple of times, and let it sit somewhere cold for 15-30 minutes. Whisk the egg with a fork and brush the crust evenly before popping it into the oven for 10-15 minutes.

To make the topping, pour the milk and cream in to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheese until it has melted. Add the eggs and sugar to the mixture, and season to taste.

Pour the topping over the crust. Turn the oven down to 140C, and let quiche cook for 30-35 minutes. Serve the quiche hot or cold, with salad and bread. Or – with crayfish if you’re throwing a Swedish-style crayfish party!

Enjoy!

The 25th of March is in Sweden know as Waffle Day. Although we’ve already passed it this year, we figured there’s no harm in a little belated celebration. And really – couldn’t any or every day be a Waffle Day?

To make Swedish waffles, you will need a waffle iron. Clas Ohlson sell them for only £14.99! Go get, you won’t regret it:

http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Coline-Waffle-Maker-Single-/Pr184085000

Here is the recipe:

Time: about 30 minutes.
Makes 6-10 waffles

You will need:

  • 100g butter, salted is fine
  • 300ml flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 400ml milk

Toppings:

  • whipped cream
  • jam, raspberry is the classic for waffles!
  • fresh berries
  • syrup
  • vanilla ice cream

These are just suggestions, try and see what you like! Come up with any new topping ideas? We’d love to hear all about them!

Melt the butter and let it cool down. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in half of the milk and whisk until smooth. Add the rest of the milk and the melted butter and whisk until smooth.
Make sure that the waffle iron is HOT. Brush butter onto both top and bottom halves of the waffle iron before pouring about 75-100ml of batter onto the iron and close it. Leave to cook for about 1-2 minutes depending on just how golden you like you waffles.

Enjoy! smile

Sola Kitchens