This book has a lot of great illustration in down toned colours that really caught my attention. I have not tried to brighten up the colours, just given them a little more depth as they probably would have lost some over the last close to 75 years – Ted
Two centuries ago, when the United States was putting together a government of the people, European aristocrats, in their gilded world, were flocking to the “pearl” of the international spas at Carlsbad and discovering a new pastry phenomenon The Original Carlsbad Oblaten. It quickly became the favorite treat of continental high society.
The wafer’s delicate crispness and subtle almond flavor proved to be a taste sensation in itself and a flavor complement to ice cream, fruit, coffee, tea, or milk. Its savor found favor as an elegant counterpoint to champagne, wine or liqueurs.
The wafers themselves are a compliment to their birthplace. Each one bears a relief design of the famous Carlsbad geyser, discovered in 1349 by no less a personage than Roman Emperor and Bohemian (Czech) King, Charles IV. The town was named in his honor; Carlsbad translates to “Carl’s Bath”.
For 200 years The Original Carlsbad Oblaten recipe has been a jealously guarded secret, held closely by one family in each generation.
The ingredients are all natural and all the same as when the Carlsbad Oblaten was first perfected. Two thin wafer rounds, exactly 17.5 centimeters across, fused and filled with a delicate confection of pounded almonds, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and natural flavorings. No preservatives are used or needed.
The Original Carlsbad Oblaten remains a dessert delicacy whose flavor is as singular and distinctive as its history.
A juicy chocolate cake recipe from the Norwegian
family magazine Allers
Amazingly good cake! The frosting is made with chocolate with whole hazelnuts. A cake that is both decorative and tastes great. Another recipe that might collide with your weight-loss resolutions, but what the heck, it’s Sunday.
A juicy and rich chocolate cake found on allers.no
Most accounts of the Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon speak of their interaction as strictly platonic – a matter of state and trade agreements, nothing about seduction. It’s hard to see how that’s possible if this rich, dense, chocolate cake named in her honour was amongst the gifts she brought to the King. It remains a mystery how this cake is actually connected to its namesake, but it’s so delicious you too would give the Queen “whatsoever she desired” (1 Kings 10:13) once you had a bite.