my weekend - in food
Later that evening I visited some old friends and there I had some Swedish cinnamon buns and Hungarian kifli. Well, not only the paprikas, but I was getting really stuffed as well.
Medieval music, medieval clothes, music and artillery were the theme in and around the castle. We have listened to an ensemble called Mare Balticum, which specializes in different types of music from before 1700, primarily from the countries around the Baltic Sea – the Mare Balticum. Wonderful music, I was standing there with tears in my eyes, as usual, and feeling embarrassed about it, as usual.
We took a break and had a hideous ice cream that tasted all artificial. After walking 4 hours in the city, we just had enough and sat down in the park to have a rest. If I´ve known there will be this scanty food, I would have brought something for a picnic...
Greetings from Halmstad and three women:) The lavenders are in full bloom, the sculpture is a 14m/45ft-high piece in reinforced concrete, "Woman's Head" (1971), created by a Norwegian sculptor on the model of a figure by Picasso; my mom is catching her breath (hmm, or waiting for me to do that...) and that´s me. No, I´m not drunk, believe me, I´m just shy :)
Next day we took a long walk in the forest and gathered some elderflower. Our Bev on n.com posted some info and recipes with elderflower and I wanted to try the fritters, having heard of them but never tried before. Usually I´m too greedy to use up the flowers just like that, and I always want to make cordial in a try to bottle up some summer. These were and interesting but nothing that I would become addicted to :D
Elderflower Fritters served with a dollop yoghurt and honey
50g plain flour 50g cornflour pinch of Salt 50g Butter, melted 150ml water groundnut oil, for deep-frying 1 egg white 12 heads of elderflower, with the main stalk part cut off caster sugar, for sprinkling icing sugar, for sprinkling
Make the batter for the elderflower fritters a couple of hours before you wish to serve them. In a mixing bowl, sift together the plain flour, cornflour and a pinch of salt. Stir in the melted butter. Gradually whisk in the water forming a smooth, creamy batter then set aside for 2 hours. Heat the groundnut oil for deep-frying in a wok or deep fat fryer. Meanwhile, whisk the egg-white until stiff peaks form and fold into the batter. Dip the elderflower heads into the batter then fry in batches in the hot oil, frying for about 1 minute until golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Mom had other things waiting for me. She baked Hungarian kalács (Hungarian sweet bread). I always get nostalgic when having these and I must have it with milk and "coffee" made of roasted chicory root.
Then she made greaves. I would never make that at home but I love it! It´s great with bread and raw red onions. Very simple and very székely.
My Sunday didn´t turn out quite as I thought as I got two unexpected patients, a friend of my mothers and my friends daughter. I didn´t charge any of them and already the next day I experienced "one hand washes the other" being a very true saying... Just before heading home on Monday, I discovered that my windshield whipers were out of function. First patients husband is a mechanic, so... I was on my way home withing an hour :)
Home sweet home...