Thursday, June 23, 2011

Important question of the week

Chocolate chips or no chocolate chips in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies?
We have a little dispute about this. What's your opinion?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies... first try

I always just made up my own recipes for oatmeal raisin cookies, then wondered why they didn't turn out so well. This time I used a recipe from the internet. We think they turned out well, at least together we've eaten 10 of them within 20 min.! I used vegan egg replacer, they might be a little on the crispier side of 'chewy'.

Do you like our 70's inspired photo?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Doughnut Love

We can't count how many times we've been visiting the Doughnut Plant in Chelsea, NYC. We've decided they make the absolute best doughnuts we've ever had... and we've sampled a few. This place is an experience. The decor is really thought out, with cute donut shaped cushions, chairs, tables. The rest room is like a mini Studio 54 with whirling disco light reflections on the walls. Donut ingredients are all natural and fresh. You might almost fool yourself that you are eating a healthy treat! My favorite has to be the classic square donut with blackberry jam and vanilla bean glaze. The coconut cream donut is also great (pictured with peanut glaze).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pizze... in Rome

This little humble looking bakery, the one with two Italian guys arguing in front of it, is situated in the old Jewish Quarter of Rome. The hand size pastry, full of nuts and candied fruit, is called Pizze. And oh my... Batampte! (Yiddish for Delicious!)

Kirstine refusing to hand over the bag of Pizze...

More about the bakery can be found HERE

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gaasebryst in Skudehavnen

This lovely Danish cream cake has a chewy orange marzipan cover and the rest is... you guessed it... cream! This was brunch one cold January morning, fresh from Brugsen.
'Skudehavnen' is a small marina on Langeland, Denmark, where we were staying while visiting my mother last winter. 'Gaasebryst' directly translated means 'goose breast'. Go figure.


Cake of all cakes, Sportscake in all it's glory... cream in all its forms can be found in this cake. We have heard that Magnus and Kirsten make a mean North Jutlandian version of this, which we have yet to sample.

the Reiner siblings and Chris at La Glace in Copenhagen earlier this year. Cakes were accompanied with a perfect hot chocolate, notable by being not too sweet. La Glace is probably the oldest, most popular cake Cafe or 'Konditori' in Copenhagen.