Blogging in Danish and English now + and I baked a cake

Jeg har besluttet mig for, at jeg fremover vil blogge på dansk og engelsk. Dansk er mit modersmål og det er på det sprog, jeg kan være sjovest og mest farverig. Derudover er de fleste af mine læsere også danskere.

I have decided to start blogging in both Danish and English. Most of my readers are Danish and this is my mother tongue and also the language I am funniest in. 

Sidste uge var min barndomsveninde pa besøg i Berlin. Vi var pa bar, hvor jeg mødte en af hendes veninder, der også hedder Caroline. Dette er den mest normale måde at møde mennesker på i Berlin, haha! Vi faldt i snak og aftalte at ses igen dagen efter. Her viste hun mig en bog, som hun forklarede at hendes veninde havde samlet, illustreret og udgivet. Det var en tysk kogebog med ti kageopskrifter samlet fra hendes venners yndlingsopskrifter. Jeg faldt straks for enkelheden i at kogebogen kun havde ti opskrifter, så ved man forhåbentlig at de alle er gode, og også de fine tegninger og billeder, som bogen indeholder.

Last week my childhood friend visited me in Berlin. We went to a bar one night and met one of her friends who had the same name as me. It is funny how you always meet new friends at bars in Berlin. We started talking and decided to hang out again the day after. The next day she showed me the cutest little cook book that her other friend had written, illustrated and published on her own. The book contained 10 different recipes collected from her ten friend’s favorite cake recipes.

En af kagerne i bogen er en skøn citronkage. Den så lækker ud, og på grund af de dårlige nyheder, jeg havde fået samme dag fra universitetet i København, besluttede min veninde og jeg, at “when life gives you lemons, you turn them into a delicious cake, so you can eat your sorrows away.” På billedet ses Farinas fine tegninger i kogebogen.

One of the cakes in the book was a lemon cake, it looked delicious and due to my bad news from university (I didn’t get in), my friend an I decided that when life gives you lemons, you turn them into a delicious cake, so you can eat your sorrows away. In the picture you can see Farina’s cute drawings in her cook book. 

Vi begyndte vores kage-projekt, og blandingen af godt selskab, kagebagning og triste nyheder viste sig at være ret god!

We began our lemon cake project, and the combination of good company, baking and sad news turned out to be a pretty good one! 

Selvom alt gik godt, vidste vi selvfølgelig ikke, hvordan resultatet af vores hårde kagebagning ville blive… Det tog os noget tid at bage kagen, da den på en måde havde tre forskellige levels, om man vil – taerte/vaniljebunden, den bløde citron-midte, og karamel/citron-toppingen.

Of course what we didn’t know was how the cake would turn out… It took us some time to bake it, because it kind of had three levels in it – the pie bottom crust, the lemon egg curd middle and the lemon caramel glazing on the top.

Da kagen langt om længe var færdig, hentede vi hver især vores kæreste, der efterhånden var blevet ret utålmodige, og så faldt dommen selvfølgelig… Alle elskede kagen! Vi var næsten helt i trance over udfaldet, og den var så god at vi formåde, fire personer, at fortære hele kagen på en dag.

When the cake was finally done, we each called our boyfriends to be our guinea pigs… Everyone loved the cake! We were almost in a trance coma because of the result, and the cake was that good that we managed, four people, to eat the whole cake in one day. 

I didn’t take many pictures of Farina’s book and drawings, but I found her website and you can see many pictures of the adorable book there, and maybe get some inspiration for when you have to turn lemons into cake the next time.

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