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Slånbärssaftglögg – the recipe

Hello everybody! I am currently visiting my grandmother in the capital of christ, Uppsala north of Stockholm. Living in Malmö is great for its multiculturalism but it’s good to see the “real” Sweden, especially in winter time. Lots of old traditions here. And today the sun is shining bright and the wind is biting my cheeks with fresh winter cold. Will it snow? Haha I’m at the library and there’s a man having a speach about how Uppsala is such a great town. But that is beside the very important point of the slånbärssaftglögg! The final outcome was a marvel and here is the recipe:

SLÅNBÄRSSAFTGLÖGG (Sloe berrie mulled qwine, or sloe sangria if you will)

For about a litre you need

5 dl concentrated sloe berry juice

7 dl water

2 tablespoon sugar (this depends on how sweet you want it and how sweet the juice is, mine was quite sour)

2 cinnamon sticks

7 cloves

5-10 cardamom seeds

3 pieces of dried bitter orange peel (pomeransskal)

Boil the ingredients for about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy with raisins and almonds!

Now my internet time is running out, I’m such a dedicated blogger I can’t believe it!

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Mission completed! (Well kinda…not really…but hey!)

The saft is done! I looooove loooooong ass processes, like making sprouts or of course grow plants. To watch the seed pop up from the soil and every step of everyday of its tiny little  life. I want kids! They are so small. I had this baby, the saft and it wasn’t at all as hard to make as I thought it would be. It felt like we bounded during the days the berries were soaking. So I present to you

SLÅNBÄRSSAFT

for about a liter you need

1 kg sloe berries

1.5 liters of water

5-6 dl sugar

Thats it! Now the first thing to do if there has been no frost is to freeze the berries for 24 hours. Then boil the water and cover the berries, let them sit for another 24 hours. Repeat, using the same water, three times. The fourth time you add the sugar to the water and boil it, skim it and bottle it. Voila! Delicious homemade saft! To make the glögg you just add spices, but I’m gonna get back to you with the perfect formula! Until then, cheers!

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