onsdag, november 07, 2012

Chocolate Cake Day

Today november 7 it is:  "Kladdkakans Dag"
Chocolate Cake

This is a recipe for "supergod" and sticky chocolate cake.
It is quick and easy to do because you stir the batter directly into the pan.


100 g butter
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
Serve with:
whipped cream or ice cream and fruit
Do this:
Preheat the oven to 175 ° ..
Melt the butter in a saucepan ..
Lift the pan from the heat ..
Stir in sugar and eggs, mix well ..
Stir in the remaining ingredients so that everything gets well mixed ..
Pour batter into a greased form with removable rim, about 24 cm in diameter ..
Bake in middle of oven for about 20 min ..
The cake will be low with fairly hard surface and a bit sticky in the middle ..
Let the cake cool ..
Dust with icing sugar ..
Serve with cream or ice cream and fruit.


tisdag, november 06, 2012

Gustav Adolfsdagen

Gustav Adolf´s Day is a theme day which is celebrated on November 6 in memory of Gustav Adolf´s death in 1632, and is a public flag day in Sweden. Gustav Adolf was killed at the battle of Lützen, which was the sixth november according to the to Julian calendar and according
 to the Gregorian calendar was the date of 16 november.
The day has been celebrated since the early 1800's and is still popular in Göteborg since celebrates its founder with eating Gustav Adolf´s  pastries and Uppsala where students commemorate Gustav Adolf and his very generous gift to the University.


This is done primarily through the celebration of the obelisk where General Song sings. Afterwards, it is usually assigned to a simpler gathering with lectures.In Lund honored Gustav Adolf in november each year by Gustav Adolf prom, organized by Göteborgs nation. GA-prom party which is also called is held in the Academic Association castle, AF building.Even on a largely secondary schools and primary schools throughout Sweden celebrated the day. In Lundberg's school in Värmland commemorated King of Gustavus Adolphus Day by a play playing Battle of Lützen.
Gustav Adolf cake is a special cake in honor of Gustav II Adolf's death Nov. 6, 1632. Cake was created in 1909 by pastry chef Carl Bräutigam the bakery on the corner Brautigam East Harbor Road / Kungsgatan in Göteborg in Sweden.

Pastry can be recognized by a silhouette of Gustavus Adolphus that adorn it. the contents of the special cake which can vary even silhouette, which is often made ​​of marzipan or chocolate can do. Origin shape made ​​in plaster and silicon and depicted a bust of Gustav Adolf.
Original head should be in pink marzipan. Cake in the original had the flavor of chocolate and lemon, they were made of butter cream between the bottom of the cake and was completely dipped in glaze.
....I do not know why people are celebrating the death of a king with a pastry ..
....but anyway, they are very yummy....
Painting of  Carl Wahlbom från 1855.
The Battle of Lützen (1632) was one of the most decisive battles of the Thirty Years' War.
It was a Protestant victory, but cost the life of one of the most important leaders of the Protestant alliance, Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, which caused the Protestant campaign to lose direction.

torsdag, november 01, 2012

Allhelgonadagen - All Saint´s Day

It is a day that always is on November 1, unlike the "Alla Helgons Dag" that in Sweden  now is the name for a floating holiday, located in the Saturday that falls between 31 October and 6 November.
The origin of these two days are the same, and the original site was 1 november, a date which is kept in most countries and in the Swedish calendar always been free from other names.
The distinction between the two names were introduced in 1953, when "Alla Helgons Dag" was moved from being the first Saturday in November to its current location, and also became a public holiday (Saturdays were still working when the decision was taken in 1953).
Since 1 november continued called "Allhelgonadagen",  then the new weekend day name is : "Alla Helgons Dag", and since it is the Saturday that falls between 31 October and 6 November, this year it will be Saturday November 3.

Before that was not made that distinction,  both days were called "All Saints Day" or "All Saints Day" (the names were synonymous).

This painting is The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs (about 1423-24) Tempera on wood, 31,9 x 63,5 cm National Gallery, London, made of:

Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro; c. 1395– February 18, 1455) was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent".

Posthumous portrait of Fra Angelico by Luca Signorelli,
detail from Deeds of the Antichrist fresco (c.1501) in Orvieto Cathedral, Italy.

Dikten "Tomten" av Abraham Viktor Rydberg född 18 december 1828 i Jönköping i Jönköpings län (Småland) död 21 septemb...