söndag 25 mars 2007

Sunday # 11 - Waffles

Today is Waffle day in Sweden. The 25th of March is the day the angel Gabriel told Mary she was pregnant. Our maid/woman/wife is Vårfru in swedish, eventually it turns in to Våffel, wich is Waffle. That is the short verion. Anyway, Waffle is almost pancake so here we go.
I decided on some swedish ones, one sweet, one savory. And also a Belgian waffle, since they are world famous.
The most sensitive palate(Anna) thought the Swedish one was better.Go Sweden.

Belgian Waffles on the rise. Warm bathroom floor.

Fist batch Kalle, Hjalle, Lisa, Karin, Frida,Mika, Ludwig,Anders, Peter, Anna

Second batch. Henrik, Abbe, Bambi, Selma

Just missing the bird.

Recipe for Belgian Waffles
1 package dry yeast
2 cups lukewarm milk
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup melted butter

Sprinkle yeast over warm milk; stir to dissolve. Beat egg yolks and add to yeast mixture with vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and sugar; add to liquid ingredients. Stir in melted butter and combine thoroughly. Beat the egg whites until stiff, carefully fold into batter. Let mixture stand in a warm place about 45 minutes (I put in microwave on keep warm cycle) until mixture doubles in bulk. Use 3/4 - 1 cup per waffle, makes 8-12 waffles. Top with cool whip and strawberries or fruit of your choice.

Swedish Waffles Old Style, which are very similar to Belgian ones. Just switching yeast for baking soda.

4 eggs
1 pinch salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 ½ dl water
4 ½ dl milk
6 dl flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla suger
1 dl melted butter

Mix eggs, salt and sugar with half of the water and milk. Add flour and baking soda and whip until smooth. Add rest of milk and melted butter.
Serve with whiped cream and jam or fruit.

Savory Potato and Leek Waffles. Very popular (among the adults)

3 dl flour
1 tsp baking soda
4 dl milk
50 g melted butter
½ dl cream
2 grated potatoes
1 finely chopped leek

Mix as above. Add potato and Leek to finished batter. Serve with this sauce

200 g Creme Fraiche
100 g Parmesan cheese
Salt and Black pepper to taste

söndag 11 mars 2007

Sunday # 10 - Crêpe Suzette

First batch



The entire jury. Elin, Jacob, Lotta, Ulli, Hjalle, Frida(back to cam) and Anna playing with Mika

Back on track. Time is on my side. Internet is working.
The refurbishing is done, or sort of. There will be no more carpenters here, just me messing things up. But for the first time in four months we can put something where it belongs and not just move stuff around.

Today celebration with Crêpe Suzette

Highly appreciated, especially by Elin, who was just home from NYC.

Basically they are Orange pankakes with Orange sauce flambéd with orange liquoer, preferably Grand Mariner. I used Cointreau, worked out fine.

The Sauce
50 g melted butter
Grated peel and juice from 2 oranges
2 sliced oranges without peel
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
2 tbsp powdered sugar
Cook on medium heat

The pancakes
50 g melted butter
2 eggs
2 dl milk
100 g plain flour
Juice from ½ orange
1 tbsp white sugar

Fry on medium heat, after turned, sprinkle powder sugar and add small amount of liquor. Turn the lights out. Set fire to it. Amaze your friends, amuse yourself.

Sunday # 9 - Thai Pancakes

If you are wondering, internet has not been healty in my apartment, hence the post-posting. Last sunday was Thai Pancakes (Katrin just came home from Thailand). I found two recipes I wanted to try.
One was more bread -like, good but no sensation. The other one had calories for a week as Anna put it.
The Jury
Anna, Markus, DRC-Anna, Katrin, Hjalle
Recepies will be posted soon(like anyone cares)
So here we go
Sweet one:
2 eggs
400 ml of cocunut milk
2 dl plain flour
1 dl sugar

These are a bit tricky to fry, use medium low heat, make em thick(ish)
After turne, put some chochlat and half a banana on it before folding.
Serve wíth whipped cream.

Bready one

25 g yeast
250 ml water
½ tsp salt
1 cooked cold potato
5 dl wheat flour

Mix everything. Let it rest for 2 hours.
Split it 12 pieces. Bake the pieces out. Fry in oil.
Serve immediately with banana,condesated milk and choclate sauce.

Sunday # 8 - Leftovers

No new pancake on this sunday, I was out travelling to Uppsala for a MSF meeting, so
today (25 feb) there was only leftovers. An old American pancake, sliced and fried again.