Even though it was calling to me, I took a break from my computer over the weekend. Here are some highlights since last Thursday:
I picked up two treats at my supermarket's bakery: Kaj kage and a light pastry with jam filling. The Kaj kage had caught my eye so many times before, but I had the urge to finally try it. It is a basic yellow cupcake with Guf frosting, and a marzipan topping. Even though the cake was dry and not very tasty, I had fun eating this cupcake. I mean, just look at the picture. After you peel the marzipan face off the cupcake, you are greeted with a mound of fluffy strawberry Guf (a Danish ice cream topping that is airy, creamy, and very sweet).
I expected the second treat to taste sort of like the oatmeal bars filled with jam that you find in the U.S. But it was much, much lighter and the meringue top was chewy.
Pasta and Broccoli Salad
I made my friend Andrea's marinated broccoli salad and served it along side penne mixed with crispy prosciutto, toasted, chopped walnuts, olive oil, and a little grated Parmesan.