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Pflaumenkuchen vs. Autumn

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
"Pflaumenkuchen" with whipped cream

"Pflaumenkuchen" with whipped cream

I’ve learned that beside the normal calendar there is a meteorologic calendar which divides the year into the four seasons. How could I think that beginning of September belongs to summer? I hate wearing socks as much as I like walking barefoot and yesterday I had to make the first compromise. We went out in the evening and it was way to cold for sandals, so I decided to wear my boots without socks because otherwise I would have felt like in winter. I don’t know whether it’s the discovery of the year but wherever I complained about the cold weather some educational voice would answer “The meteorologic calendar says it’s autumn since September 1st”. Does that mean I missed my chance to make a German “Pflaumenkuchen” at the end of this summer? Give me a break! (more…)

Waffels Grandma’s style

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Grandma’s Waffels (12-14 pieces)

250g butter or margarine

3-4 tbsp caster sugar

2 packets vanilla sugar

6 eggs

a pinch of salt

1 tsp rum flavour

1 tsp lemon flavour

500g all purpose flour (type 405)

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 l milk (mostly a little more)

Mix all ingredients and whisk well. Bake waffles in waffle iron (I prefer the old style in shape of little hearts) and put them onto a grid to cool down. Don’t put them on top of each other, otherwise they’ll turn too soft. After a couple of minutes sprinkle them with icing sugar and serve them with whipped cream.