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Old style Apple Cake

 
"Served this traditional Danish apple cake at a Thanksgiving party with great success :-)"

Equipment :
A scale, a measuring cup, a saucepan, a steel whisk, silicone spatula, a mixing bowl, a mixer, potato peeler, vegetable knife, cooling rack, cookie sheet liner and a glass bowl.
 
Ingredients (for 4 persons):
1 kg sour apples (fx Belle de Boskoop)
3 1/3 tbsp water
4 tbsp sugar
50 g breadcrumbs (about 1 dl)
3 tbsp sugar
50 g butter
 
For decoration:
5dl whipped cream (38%)
redcurrant jelly
 
Peel the apples, cut them in quarters and remove the core. Now slice the pieces into eights (looking like boats :-) and cook them at low heat and under a lid till tender - stir on and off. Add sugar to taste.
Mix the breadcrumbs and the sugar. Melt the butter in the saucepan and toast the breadcrumbs herein till they are golden and crisp. Pour the breadcrumbs on to the cookie sheet liner placed on the cooling rack. Stir on and off while the breadcrumbs cool.
Layer the apple porridge and breadcrumbs in the glass bowl finishing with a layer of breadcrumbs.
Decorate the apple cake with whipped cream and redcurrant jelly.
"Uhmmm :-)"

Meyer's Chocolate Cake

 
 "Served this ultimate chocolate cake at the Etsy Craft Party in Zurich and was very pleased with everybody's faces :-)"
 
Ingredients: (8 persons)
200 grams of dark chocolate
100 grams of white chocolate
150 grams of almonds
100 grams of butter
125 grams of sugar
4 egg yolks
1/2 dl double cream
40 grams of flour
4 egg whites
 
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Chop the dark chocolate and melt it in a bain marie.
Chop the white chocolate into pieces the size of blueberries.
Pour boiling water over the almonds and pop and chop them.
Mix the butter and half of the sugar and whip the yolks in.
Add the double cream.
Pour the melted chocolate into the mass and stir well. 
 
Add the white chocolate and the almonds.
Whip the egg whites till they are frothy add the rest of the sugar. some at a time and whip until stiff.
Sift the flour into the foam a little at a time to make the mixture soft - add it to the chocolate paste.
  
"Butter" a springform and spingle it with flour - clap the pan to get the extra flour out.
Pour the paste into the pan and bake it for 40 minutes.
This cake should be moist in the middle.
Let it cool in the pan. 

Drømmekage

 
 
"This cake is called a Dream Cake. Its a very traditional coffee cake in Denmark and often served at birthday parties. My friend is an expert in baking it and we always look forward to it at her parties."
 
Ingredients: 
2 dl milk
50 grams butter
3 dl sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla sugar 
4 dl flour
3 tsp baking powder 
 
Topping:
125 gram butter
100 grams shredded coconut
2,5 dl firmly packed brown sugar
0,5 dl milk
  
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Bring the milk and butter to a boil and let it cool.
Whisp the eggs and sugar together.
Add the flour, vanilla sugar and baking powder - stir it well.
Whisp in the mix of milk and butter.
Pour the paste into a buttered pan size 30x40 cm and bake it 20 minutes in the middle of the oven.
 
Mix the ingredients for the topping in a pan and bring them to a boil.
Spread the topping evenly on to the baked Dream Cake and bake it another 5 minutes in the oven at 225 degrees.
Let the cake cool and cut it in squares.
Enjoy it with a strong cup of coffee! 
Maj-Britt Vittrup Nielsen