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22 Jun 2014

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Danish Delights: Hindbærsnitter

HindbærsnitteThe above is a “hindbærsnitte” or “raspberry slice” directly translated. But oh – the amount of fun you miss out on with a simple translation like that! It’s not so much the raspberry part, because a raspberry is a raspberry (is a raspberry). It’s the “snitte”, which incidentally is my favourite word these days. First of all it can mean anything sliced, be it a slice of “smørrebrød” – the open-faced sandwich for which Danes are so famous. Or something sweet, such as a “makronsnitte” (a very sweet, baked, sliced goodie with macaroon and apple) or “walessnitte” (a slice of choux pastry, sometimes with white icing and red currant jelly). My favourite though is when it’s used with reference to fingers. Hence, “keep your fingers off the hindbærsnitter!” would be “hold snitterne fra hindbærsnitterne!”. Wonderful, right? Finally, there’s the snitte-twice-removed, which is when it means a foxy lady: “Now that’s one delicious little cupcake!” = “Se det er en lækker lille snitte!”. Also: A little bird just reminded me that a snitte can also refer to a line of coke. So there you have it. Not even Meryl Streep is that versatile. But I guess it doesn’t make you any the wiser as to the actual concept of the “hindbærsnitte”.

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29 Jun 2012

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The Wedding Cake Challenge of the Century


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Six months ago, my brother approached me with a solemn wish: Would I make a cake for his summer wedding in Stockholm? Not THE three-tiered wedding cake monster, but something for coffee after dessert? Both flattered and excited I said yes and started plotting right away: What should I make? Sponge, meringue, choux, tart, mousse? Chocolate, berries, nuts, or what? But then I realised the amount of obstacles reducing my options and everything changed….

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23 May 2012

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Lavender Meringue

It’s 1am and what a relief it is to write “it’s”! Have just sent off the first seven pages of my methodology chapter to my supervisor and now I can go back to schlopping around with words for a short while. I think that calls for a celebration, don’t you?

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27 Aug 2010

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100th Post Celebration and Some n-e-w-s, NEWS!

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Welcome to my 100th post! Yup, that’s what the countdown was for. Since I started posting odd tidbits back in July 2007 it has amounted to a whole lotta rambling about cooking and craziness. Today I’m celebrating my milestone with some great news and a wedding cake (or: a cake I made for a wedding – don’t expect any tiered white horrors with sugar flowers fit for a coffin).

But first, the news:

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10 Aug 2010

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Marbled Cake (only 1 more post to go!)

Last night I had my little half-sister over for some baking and Kung-Fu Panda-watching. In keeping with the black and white theme, she wanted to make a marbled cake and brought a recipe. And now I have the perfect kiddie-cake for you to try. It’s dead easy and different enough for the adult to be entertained too. Well, it probably also helped that we did the baking in the roles of Eric, the brutish male baker and Connie, the annoying customer who kept asking if the cake was done yet. 

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17 Feb 2010

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Banana Cake

You know how fresh bananas are really nice? And then in no time, they turn on you and show their true colours. That happened to me, yes, thank you, scuse me while I grab a Kleenex. Anyway, what better way to get rid of that traitor fruit than to mash it up and throw it in a deliciously buttery cake?

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