And just in case you didn't already know ;) the Danish alphabet has 29 letters. The 'extra' ones being æ, ø and å
Here it is:
I senk at ju sal km 2 Doggys pati
[I think at you shall come to Doggy's party.]
[Fra in Danish = From Emilie]
Spurred on by my excitement at getting her first real note she, of course, wanted to write me another... Hmm, this called for some special notepaper. I went to my stationery stash (ok, so it's a four drawer cabinet...) and found a perspex box which I have had since I was about 7 or 8. There are about 20 notelets in the box, 4 or 5 different motifs. Dogs, badgers,horses (don't know why those are in there, I don't like horses), one with a baby sitting in a spider's web (??) and a couple with recipes on them.
I didn't want to use them all as a kid, I wanted to KEEP them, because they were so special! LOL So here they are in a drawer in Denmark, over 30 years later...
DD7 set to work on another literary masterpiece while I reread the recipe notelets. One is for 'Strawberry Tarts with Apricot Glaze', the other is for 'Another Apple Cake'. That looked like a very simple recipe and it called for 2 cooking apples which, as we speak, are falling of my tree in the garden. And the final decider - use a funnelled cake tin - can't resist that, don't know why!
Took me all of 15 minutes to make and smells absolutely delicious. DS9 had three helpings (so did I...) so it tastes good too! Definitely a keeper.
Helen Corbitt's 'Another Apple Cake'
- ½lb sugar
- 6 fl ozs vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- juice of ½ a lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 oz flour
- 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
- 6 ozs (2 medium sized) cooking apples, chopped finely
- 4 ozs walnuts (don't use them, don't like nuts in cakes!)
I decided instead to go with some white icing on top...Scottish people love thick, white icing :)
Here it is in all it's glory. I think you'll agree that this one fits - rather nicely - into the 'Jackson Pollock' school of icing... ;)