If you are in London at the time of the royal wedding you simply must pop into Madsens for some free Champagne & “Kransekage”(marzipan biscuit) There is also the chance to win a 22 ring wedding cake! We have these kransekage in Iceland also... they are delicious and look great at a wedding or some other important celebration.... Just book a table for dinner or lunch on the 29th April and you will be entered into the competition.
Here is the recipe of the month from Madsens...Kransekage
Our Kransekage recipe comes from Trina Hahnemanns' cookbook
"The Scandinavian Cookbook". The book with lots of other fantastic recipes
is also sold in the restaurant at the usual retail price
Kransekage - makes 24 biscuits
200g caster sugar
2 egg whites
500g homemade marzipan (see below)
200g dark chocolate
500g blanched almonds
100g icing sugar, plus extra for kneading
Whizz the almonds in a food processor and keep whizzing
until they become a paste. Add the icing sugar, whizz again, then add
the water and whizz again.
Take the marzipan out of the food processor and kneed it on a work
surface dusted with icing sugar. The paste can be kept
up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Stir the almonds and sugar together in a food processor until finely
mixed together. Add the egg and whizz until the mixture is smooth.
Make sure the mixture does not get too.
Grate the marzipan and then blend it into the almond mixture.
Put the mixture in a bowl when finished, cover
it with and leave in the refrigerator until
the next day.
Shape the mixture into 24 rectangular cakes about 2 cm
wide an 6 cm.
Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place the cakes on a baking tray with baking
paper and bake for 15-18 minutes.
When done, leave to cool.
Melt the chocolate and then dip the bottom of each almond
cake in the chocolate and leave to set on some baking paper.
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Paint with a pigment so rich and dense that you don't need to
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I have been using Farrow and Ball paint for years,
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I am very proud to have one of Iceland's most
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They are tested in the harsh
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Take a look, the website is beautiful...
How are you all today?
The sun is shining here and I am clearing
out my apartment as we are moving next week
Its amazing the things you find!
Today I have posted some amazing photography
by Nicolas Mathéus, I have shown his work before but
here are a few (to me) more recent shots.