Oh no, pancakes again!

Yesterday, I got a strong urge to have American pancakes for breakfast. However, I didn’t check the recipe carefully, so I ended up making enough batter for two people. So this morning I had to have pancakes again. Oddly enough, they seemed to take longer to bake today, and then actually tasted nicer – perhaps because the eggwhites had collapsed a bit.

Pepino Secco

Efter at have skrevet det forrige indlæg fik jeg helt lyst til at kunne servere en Habermas’ Birthday for eventuelle gæster. Den eneste underlige ingrediens er Pepino Secco, men det regnede jeg med, en Google-søgning hurtigt kunne råde bod på. Men nej – Pepino Secco findes ikke! Jeg gad vide, hvad det var. Så vidt jeg husker, mindede det om Campari (rødt og bittert) – var det mon blot en slags camparierstatning, som studerende drak i starten af 90erne? Selv hvis det ikke findes mere, kunne jeg godt tænke mig at vide, hvad det egentlig var. Kan nogen mon hjælpe?

Habermas’ Birthday


This morning, I was trying to find a recipe for American breakfast pancakes amongst my notes. I didn’t succeed, but instead I found the recipe for a cocktail I once invented. I clearly remember it. It was a party at the Oriental Department (Østasiatisk Institut), i.e., most of the people there were students of Japanese or Chinese, and I somehow ended up behind the bar. There was a bottle of Pepino Secco that we were trying to find a use for, and I invented this drink that everybody seemed to like, although nobody liked the Pepino on its own. I called it “Habermas’ Birthday” – obviously, it was invented on his birthday, but why I knew this to be the case, I don’t remember, but I studied “Humanistisk Videnskabsteori” together with people from this department, so we might have been reading Habermas earlier in the day, I presume. Anyway, I guess everybody is by now anxious to get the recipe, so here it is:

For one glass of Habermas’ Birthday:

  • 2 cl vodka
  • 2 cl Pepino Secco
  • 1 cm [sic!] Sprite
  • 2 icecubes
  • 1 slice of lemon

Mix the ingredients well and serve.

Cake

To celebrate (or mourn) Nigel’s last day, I baked a krydderkage for yesterday. Something went wrong, though – I think I might have used the wrong raising agent. But I’ve tried it before, and it’s usually fine. Here’s the recipe:

  • 400 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp grond cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 l Guinness
  • 400 g dark muscovado sugar

Mix the flour with the spices. Stir in half the beer and mix well. Add the rest of the beer and finally the sugar. Put the mixture in a baking tray (20cm x 30cm) and bake for 50-60 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius. Serve with butter.

Emhætte og ekstra cola


Jeg har nu sat min emhætte op – med støttekæder, da jeg ikke er sikker på, væggen kan holde til vægten ellers.

Mens jeg arbejdede, bestilte jeg en pizza og cola hos Domino’s. Da buddet kom, havde han glemt colaen. Jeg regnede så med, han ville tage tilbage efter den, men han kom tilbage efter to minutter med en
polsk tolitersflaske – han må have købt den i min lokale kiosk. 🙂

Pizza

Just ordered a pizza from Domino’s. I don’t know why I do it – sure, they’re better than the ones from the local chippie, but they’re ridiculously expensive.

Is it just because I can avoid leaving my flat and avoid using the phone? I guess so – I hate calling people, and I don’t fancy walking all the way down to Pizza Hut. But it is a silly way to waste money.