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Finnish Strawberry Cake “mansikkakakku” and Why I am Celebrating

Today I decided to open strawberry season, I am celebrating with this delicious Finnish strawberry cake called “mansikkakakku” (which literally translates as strawberry cake). The cake consists of fluffy sponge cake, whipping cream and lots of strawberries, I tell you, even though it is only the two of us, we managed to eat this cake within a few days, we loved it. This is the cake version of the strawberry sponge cake. Reason for this decadent cake is simple, I am celebrating. I am celebrating to date exactly six years ago I had a horrible bike accident including brain bleeding, but I didn’t get any permanent damage from it. If you would like to learn more, check out this blog article. To me this is like celebrating another birthday, it only took a few seconds, but my life could have been completely different.

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Pavlova with Mango

Pavlova mit Mango

Pavlova, a meringue nest with whipped cream and mango filling, who wants a piece? I am going to introduce this recipe from Australia/New Zealand to you. Reason for this being my hubby, who requested pavlova for our 12-year anniversary. There is a similar recipe in Colombia, called merengón with berries, whipped cream and meringue. No wonder that he wanted something similar. Pavlova is, compared to meringue, slightly different. You do have a crunchy outside, yet since you fold in a bit of cornstarch and vingear, the inside remains creamy (see picture below) which is similar to marshmallows. Does this sound like something you are into? Then you should give pavlova a try.

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Fruity Piña Colada Cake

Fruchtige Piña-Colada-Torte

Guys, we need to celebrate! We need to celebrate as we managed to move within the city of Munich, we need to celebrate as it has been three years since my horrible bike accident and I don’t have any permanent damage. We all need to celebrate as during COVID19 we need to hold on to special moments and celebrate life. In this monochromatic time when working from home means that every day looks exactly the same, we need to put time aside to enjoy the moment. For that reason I brought a fruity and moist Piña Colada cake to the party. It contains some coconut sponges, which are filled with pineapple filliing and is then frosted with a coconut yoghurt cream. Of course it is also soaked in some rum. In my opinion this is the perfect cake if you wish to celebrate.

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Pavlova for Easter with Lemon Curd and Fresh Fruits

Pavlova with lemon curd

This year for Easter I decided to prepare something dreamy and airy. What better option than to go with pavlova? I went for a pavlova with lemon curd and fresh fruits. Never heard of pavlova? According to my research this dish is seen as the national dish of either Australia or New Zealand, both countries are still fighting about that. In the 1920’s the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova visited both countries and this dish was invented in her honor. It contains a meringue base, which usually has the shape of a nest and is filled with whipped cream and fresh fruits.

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