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Published: October 18th 2009
One of the fun things about this work assignment is that I work with consultants from all over the world. This leads to a lot of cultural discussions. Apparently there is a tradition in Sweden of making something called (in English) Pancake Cake. Bjorn has given lessons to Pat and Wolf for making this dessert.
What the Swedes call pancakes, Americans (and the French) would call crepes. They are very thin pancakes. So to make pancake cake, you make 10 large crepes (thin pancakes), spread jam on them and layer them with strawberries, blueberries, or whatever fruit you have on hand. Then you cover the whole thing with whipped cream and let it set up in the refrigerator. And voila; you have pancake cake.
So if you ever wanted to know what psychologists do when they are not, well, psyschologizing, the answer is of course, making pancake cakes!
And now, here are the (unedited) directions from Pat as to how to make this creation: Ingredients:
Now for the important (please do not pronounce either of the two "t's" in important) pancakecake recipe, or as I like to say in Swedish, pannkakaTÅRTA
1. One box of Betty Crocker
4. Whipped cream (the real stuff, not that crappy non-dairy-whipped-topping shit).
5. Strawberry jam Directions:
CRITICALLY IMPORTANT (again, please do not pronounce either of the "t's") - use the "crepe" recipe on the Betty Crocker mix.
• Max 12-15 crepes approximately 8 inches in diameter
• Whip cream
• Let crepes cool
• Take one crepe (this is the foundation) and spread a "smidge" of strawberry jam on it.
• Put on some whipped cream
• Spread berries (note: berries should be cut small so that the layers are not too thick).
• Continue the process
The idea is to have about 15 layers of whipped cream and fruit, a natural and not too sweet dessert Minnesota Warnings:
Now, a couple of warnings:
1. Do NOT use fruit cocktail - I know you're from Minnesota, so I thought I would mention this
2. Unfortunately, Jell-O brand Jell-O cannot be used as a whipped cream substitute (although I may try this in the future when no one is looking)
3. Whipped cream should be used and NOT that non-dairy-whipped-topping crap (again, you're Minnesota....)
4. Watch the stacking of the crepes, they tend to tilt a little
bit if your not careful. Re-stabilization of the pannkakaTÅRTA can be obtained by putting it in the fridge (or outside in Minnesota, but watch out for hungry elk) to have it set up
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