When I am not reading Kafka I am thinking about Kafka. When I am not thinking about Kafka I miss thinking about him. Having missed thinking about him for a while, I take him out and read him again. That’s how it works.
Ingredients: – 200g salmon – 1 Kohlrabi – 4 medium potatoes – 4 medium carrots – 1 red onion – dill for serving – 1 tsp salt Method: 1 Pill vegetables, chop vegetables and salmon into 1-2 cm cubes 2 Put vegetables and salmon in a pan, add water to cover + 1cm more, add salt: cook at medium heat 18 minutes after boiling 3 Serve with chopped dill !
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Dough ingredients: – 200g all purpose flour – 75g buter – 75g cane sugar – 1 egg Filling ingredients: – 500g quark – 125g butter – 225g cane sugar – 200g 33% whipping cream – 200g sour cream – 3 eggs Method: 1 Dough: mix all dough ingredients (it is easy to grate butter dropping it in flour) and knead the dough, set it alone 2 Filling 2.1 Whisk eggs with sugar & butter (it is easy to first grate butter dropping it in sugar) 2.2 Add quark and sour cream: mix until smooth 2.3 Add whisked separately whipping cream and carefully mix 3 Cake 3.1 Preheat the oven to 180C 3.2 Distribute the dough evenly on the buttered baking form 3.3 Add filling 3.4 Bake for 60 minutes at 180C 4 Serve it cold with black coffee and let wonderful thing hurry into your life! We all need it and let it be so.
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Ingredients: – 300g all purpose flour – 80g cane sugar – 1 egg – 50g butter – 0.5 cup milk – 21g fresh yeast – pinch of salt – 1 kg apples (weight unpeeled) = ~6 medium apples
Directions: 1 Warm milk to ~35C (95F) and add crushed fresh yeast, salt and 1tbsp sugar: whisk until smooth and set aside for 15 minutes 2 Add egg, butter and remaining sugar: whisk well until smooth 3 Add flour: whisk well until smooth and set aside under cloth for 2 hours to let the batter rise 4 Preheat the oven to 190C 5 Pour the batter into the battered baking form (I used 25x25cm) 6 Cut each apple into ~12 lobules and cover the batter with apple lobules 7 Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes at 190C (374F), let the pie cool down before serving!
Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.
Quarkkäulchen ingredients (for 10 Quarkkäulchen): – 300g boiled potatoes – 300g cottage cheese – 1 small egg – 100g all purpose flour – 2-3 tbsp flour for forming Quarkkäulchen – 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
Cherry compote ingredients: – 300g frozen cherries without stones – 50ml water – 1 tbsp cornstarch – 1 tbsp brown sugar Method: 1 Quarkkäulchen 1.1 Mix boiled potatoes, cottage cheese, egg and flour until smooth 1.2 Put some flour on a separate bowl 1.3 Form 1cm width 6-7cm diameter Quarkkäulchen with your hands using the flour from the plate 1.4 Preheat olive oil in the skillet 1.5 Fry each Quarkkäulchen until golden each side for 3-4 minutes at medium heat 2 Cherry compote: transfer in the skillet washed cherries, water, cornstarch and sugar: mix well and cook for 7-10 minutes at medium heat 3 Serve Quarkkäulchen with warm cherry compote !
Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.
Filling: – 200g sour cream – 2 small red onions – 150g Feta cheese – 15 green olives without stone Directions: 1 Dough 1.1 Preheat the oven to 220C 1.2 Mix dough ingredients and knead the dough for 5 min 1.3 Roll out the dough into a 3mm height oval 1.4 Transfer the dough on the baking paper: bake (without filling) at 220C for 8 min 2 Filling and Tarte Flambee 2.1 Chop red onions, feta cheese and olives 2.2 Spread the sour cream over the baked dough; sprinkle with onion, feta cheese and olives: bake for another 10 min at 220C 3 Serve and enjoy with a cup of coffee or a glass of Pinot Noir
The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured cosiness.
Filling ingredients: – 5 medium apples – 100g chopped walnuts – 3tbsp sugar Method: 1 Dough 1.1 Combine flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and add chopped butter: mix to crumbles 1.2 Add baking soda + vinegar in the same teaspoon and mix in to flour&sugar&butter 1.3 Add an egg and knead the dough 2 Filling 2.1 Wash, peel and grate apples 2.2 Wash, dry and chop walnuts 2.3 Combine grates apples, chopped walnuts and sugar: carefully mix 3 Cake 3.1 Preheat the oven to 190C 3.2 Separate the dough into 2 equal parts 3.3 Put the first of dough into 28cm diameter buttered baking form and flatten 3.4 Distribute the filling over the dough equally 3.5 Grate the remaining part of dough over the filling 🙂 3.6 Bake 35-40 minutes at 190C 3.7 Let the cake cool down and sprinkle with sugar powder 3.8 Enjoy the cake one Sunday morning with your favourite detective movie and a cup of strong black coffee !
Method: 1 Cake 1.1 Preheat oven to 180C 1.2 Whisk sugar with eggs for 3-5 minutes 1.3 Slowly add flour to whisked sugar+eggs 1.4 Add baking soda & vinegar in the same teaspoon, cocoa powder: mix well 1.5 Pour the batter on the baking paper in the baking form ~25x35cm 1.6 Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180C 1.7 Let the cake cool down and cut into 1.5cm cubes 2 Mascarpone cream: mix in a bowl Mascarpone with 33% cream and sugar 3 Dessert 3.1 Cut pears into 1cm cubes 3.2 Put in the glass level by level: 3.2.1 cocoa cake cubes 3.2.2 Mascarpone cream 3.2.3 pears cubes and repeat the levels again 🙂 3.3 Put the dessert into the fridge overnight and … enjoy with morning coffee ! Happy New 2021 Year !
Method: 1 Sponge cake: 1.1 Pre-heat the oven to 180C 1.2 Whisk 3 eggs & 80g sugar 1.3 Add cocoa powder & flour: mix well 1.4 Add baking soda & vinegar: mix well 1.5 Transfer the batter into the buttered 25x25cm baking form 1.6 Distribute the cherries over the dough 1.7 Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes (test whether it’s ready with a wooden stick) 1.8 Let it cool down 2 Mascarpone layer: 2.1 Combine mascarpone layer ingredients: mix them well with a fork! 🙂 2.2 Put the mixture in the fridge until the cake cools down 2.3 You will get so beautifulDonau Welle waves caused by the cherries sinking in the batter… I do not have them on the photo since I flipped the cake upside down, pity. :-b 3 Butter the mascarpone layer on the cake. I distributed mascarpone only on half a cake (see photo). Distribute it overall if you aim for a thinner layer 🙂 4 Chocolate icing: 4.1 Melt chocolate & butter in 33% cream constantly stirring the mixture 4.2 Pour the icing quickly but carefully over the Mascarpone layer 5 Put the cake in the fridge overnight 6 Enjoy the cake the next day if you have a special occasion for such a cake, of course 😉 Or if falling autumn leaves make you think about sunny days by the Danube…