Den Wirsing habe ich jetzt in Form von "bubble&squeak" zubereitet, also gemischt mit einem Rest Kartoffelbrei. Um mich auf England einzustimmen. Den übrigen gekochten Wirsing (ein Kopf Wirsing reicht anscheinend für eine zehnköpfige Familie) habe ich eingefroren, für spätere Nostalgiemahlzeiten.
The potato man didn't ring twice. I didn't know we had one, he sprung 25kg of potatoes on me, it seemed too much even for Luisa and me together, so we sent him away. But since I had potatoes in the house, I felt inspired to make some nice little potato cakes, and ate them with a bit of bubble and squeak from Sunday lunch. Yes, I made a slow-cooked pork roast yesterday, it turned out great but not quite fatty enough for my Mum's war-time palate. She loved the potato dumplings and the cabbage, though.
My lunch of potato cakes just now was accompanied by bubble and squeak, by way of getting into the England mood. And there was still enough savoy cabbage to put in the freezer for when I get back from England, longing for bubble & squeak.
Kartoffelküchlein: 3 gekochte Kartoffeln reiben oder durch die Presse pressen, zwei Eier dazumischen, 80g Mehl, Salz, Majoran. Zu Küchlein formen und in Butterschmalz backen.
My potato cakes are made with boiled potatoes, squeezed through the press or grated, 2 eggs, 80g plain flour, marjoram and salt. Make little patties and fry in you best oil.Küchenschabe gebacken - ein Genuss. Unterm Backen schaute ich in der Arte Mediathek die letzte Folge von "Gefährliche Seilschaften" an. Um 2 Uhr war ich dann müde genug zum Schlafen.
I couldn't get to sleep last night - too buzzy - so I got up at midnight and started baking these satisfyingly easy chocolate logs:
Make a dough with 200g good plain flour, 100g sugar (I used muscovado), 100g butter, one egg and 80g grated dark chocolate. I didn't have any orange to zest, so I added - you guessed it - some grated tonka bean. Yum.
While I was baking I watched the last episode of "Borgen", a very entertaining Danish series about how difficult it is to be a woman Prime Minister.