Danish Layer Cake (Lagkage) with berries // Happy 162nd Birthday, Frøken Jensen ❤️

Danish Layer Cake (Lagkage) with berries // Happy 162nd Birthday, Frøken Jensen ❤️

 

  • SITA & NENA TRIBUTE! Grandma Sita & grandchild Nena are really proud to make this small tribute to Kristine Marie Jensen, better known in Denmark as Frøken Jensen, the author of Frøken Jensens Kogebog (“Miss Jensen’s Cookbook”), which has been popular for its recipes since its publication in 1901 and is considered by many Danes to contain all the authentic recipes for traditional dishes.

Let’s celebrate every July 17th, National Frøken Jensen Day! 

I dag er det Frøken Jensens fødselsdag. Hurra, hurra, hurra! Happy 162nd Birthday, Frøken Jensen ❤️ Anyone fancy a piece of Danish Layer Cake (Lagkage) with  berries from Denmark? Vegetarian recipe💚 by Frøken Jensen.

    • 📖 Frk. Jensens Kogebog (Miss Jensen’s Cookbook), 1901 – 1st ed., Gyldendal – Denmark’s oldest publisher. 

DANISH LAYER CAKE (LAGKAGE)

  • INGREDIENTS

CAKE (ingredients per unit)
125g sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1/2 tsp baking powder (hjortetaksalt)
50g flour
70g potato flour
BETWEEN  LAYERS
1) Cream or some jam
2) Whipped cream or cooked fruit
3) Whipped cream with wine and crushed macaroons
4) Fruit mash
TOPPING
1) icing, possibly added juice or wine
2) Whipped cream
DECORATION 
1) sliced almonds or nuts
2) fresh, frozen or cooked fruit
3) toasted coconut flour
4) rainbow sprinkles
5) Grated chocolate
6) Chocolate pills or chocolate pretzels

  • METHOD 

THREE CAKES
1. Preheat the oven to 180 º C. Oil and line the base and sides of a bread pan or square cake tin with baking parchment.  
2. Beat the whole egg well. Gradually add the sugar and whisk until the dough is foamy and light.
3. Add the water. Sift the baking powder and the two kinds of flour together and then gently turn them into the dough.
4. The dough is baked in three trays on baking paper or in cookie molds. Baking time approx. 10 minutes at 225C. Set the cakes on a rack allowing them to cool briefly.
BUILD A DANISH LAYER CAKE
5. Spread some whipped cream over the first cake and evenly spread some berries on the cake surface. Top with another cake. Keep doing this, until use all the cakes.
TOPPING & DECORATION 
6. Decorate the top of the cakes with whipped cream and fresh fruit berries from Denmark.


  • DID YOU KNOW…

Frøken Jensens Kogebog has been reprinted dozens of times and new editions can be found in most Danish bookshops today. When Danes prepare meals for special occasions, for example at Christmas time, they frequently follow Frøken Jensen’s detailed descriptions. The cookbook, which was reprinted 27 times during Jensen’s lifetime, is to be found in almost every Danish kitchen to this day. In Denmark, the only Danish author to have outsold her is Hans Christian Andersen. Over a million copies of the work have now been sold. | Source: wikipedia.

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