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December, 2008 | Velbekomme

16 Dec 2008

Archive for December, 2008

Christmas Baking


So this is how it all went down (and I swear we wore our “Nissehuer” all the time!).

Weighing, mixing, stirring, tasting, baking, cooling, tasting, tasting, tasting and finally some impatient photographing in the bad lighting of a dismal December afternoon. My friend Britta and I ended up making the following four things:

* Several trays of ANZAC biscuits – with my Australian grandmother’s secret recipe
* Lots and lots of biscotti (see above) with chocolate, almonds and different spices
* Russian apple cake (German link) with cocoa and rum – also made as muffins
* Two chocolate cakes baked with a chocolate truffle “drizzle”

Naturally we were pretty exhausted by the last cookie tray, but then we had to go deliver most of the goods at a Christmas art gallery on the other side of Copenhagen, so we stuffed the bics and cakes in brown paper bags and went away. Only to find that I had gotten the time wrong and the place was going to close for the day half an hour later! Hopefully the goods behaved well on the next day too.

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10 Dec 2008

Archive for December, 2008

And So I’m Back, From Outta Space

Honey, I can’t begin to tell you how great it is to have handed in the third draft of my travel book today. It’s finally looking up for our relationship! With the book almost done I finally have a bit more time for producing pictureworthy pastry that can land a place on this blog. Now I can’t wait to show you the result of my Christmas cooking on Saturday. My friend Britta is flying in from Munich and we’ll be baking and tasting our way through the day, wearing our “nissehuer” with pride as we go along. Until then I’ll leave you with my favourite comfort drink ever: Hot and spicy chocolate with a big bouncy dollop of whipped cream and a bit of cinnamon on top. Enjoy!

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