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daily twitters round-up: 2008-08-31

Posted August 31st, 2008 at 23:59 by Kaweh

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  • has added a forum to his website. Yeah! #
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Posted August 30th, 2008 at 14:26 by Kaweh

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I made am making Apple Cake. Recipe and photo to follow later.

And I will have none of the obvious jokes.

Here is the recipe:

Mannheimer Apfelkuchen

For base: 225g plain flour, 1 egg, 75g sugar, a few drops vanilla extract (or a packet of Vanillasugar), a pinch of salt, 150g butter or margerine.

For the topping: 800g apples after peel and core, juice of a lemon, 45g sugar, 1 teaspoon cinamon

Additionally: 3 egg yolks, 100g sugar, 100g ground almonds, 180g whipping cream

Preparation of base:

    1. Put the flour in a bowl, with your hands (washed) make a valley and add the egg.
    2. Cover the egg with sugar, vanila extract and salt.
    3. Add the butter in little pieces and knead until the dough is smooth.
    4. Cover and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, the topping:

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
    2. While the dough is in the fridge, peel and quarter the apples and remove the cores.
    3. Slice the apple-quarters lengthwise and add the lemonjuice.
    4. Mix so the apples don’t turn brown.
    5. In a little bowl mix the sugar and cinamon.
    6. When the dough has rested press it into a springform-pan, pulling the dough as high along the edges as possible.
    7. Fill the form with a layer of apple-slices, arranging them like fish-scales.
    8. Dust with the sugar-cinamon mix and add next layer. repeat until you run out of apple.
    9. Put the whole thing into the oven for 25 minutes.

While you are waiting:

    1. In a bowl mix the egg-yolks and the sugar, whisking the mixture until creamy.
    2. Add the ground almonds and the cream and whick lightly.
    3. When the cake has baked for 25 minutes, remove it from the oven and pour the cream-mixture onto the cake and bake for another 20 minutes.

Remove the cake from the form and let it cool.

Serve with a dusting of icing sugar and whipped cream, or custard, or vanilla ice-cream or all of them.

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daily twitters round-up: 2008-08-28

Posted August 28th, 2008 at 23:59 by Kaweh

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  • is now also on twitter. ( #
  • @cowanh00 where is the automatic countdown? #
  • @manolotalks jejejeje, here I am. #
  • watched the keynote speeches at last nights democratic convention and is currently surviving on coffee alone. #
  • loves RocketDock and wonders why Google’s TwitterApp is not working properly. #
  • has tinkered with his website and can now twitter directly from there. How exciting… #
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summer 2008

Posted August 28th, 2008 at 0:32 by Kaweh

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The last few months have been largely uneventful.

  • Beginning of June I broke my left ankle in three places, when I slipped on someones slipped drink at a friend’s birthday party.
  • I have spent the summer months at home, due to the broken ankle, following the American Presidential election primaries, first supporting Hilary Clinton and now Barack Obama.
  • Russia and Georgia have been at war. There is widespread discord as to who attacked whom and what caused the whole pandemonium. Russia said it intervened in South Ossetia and another Georgian breakaway region because Georgia had attacked there resident Russian Nationals, while many other nations have condemned the Russian activities. Both sides have bombed the place back to the stone-age. Civilans were once again the ones suffering the most.
  • Meanwhile the Olympic Games took place in China, mainly in Beijing. I have followed many of the games, watched the opening and closing ceremony and was very impressed. The next Olympic Games in London in 2012 will have very high expectations to meet. In the words of London’s Mayor Boris: Ping Pong is coming home.
  • I have in the last few weeks begun to walk again and I am getting better, so things are definitely looking up.
  • On the same day I booked a flight to Spain a plane crashed in Madrid, killing most of the passengers. It is safe to fly, repeat, it is safe to fly, it is safe to fly, it is safe to fly…
  • General Musharraf (no longer a General) resigned as President of Pakistan, causing a political vacuum that several dubious figures are furiously trying to fill.
  • Just in the last few days Russia officially recognised Abkhazia and South Ossetia as sovereign, leading to condemnation of the seven other G8 countries. Recently the news have been filled with Cold-War like rhetoric. Strong are the words coming from NATO, particularly from the US and Great Britain. However, they appear futile as Russia does not seem to be in the mood to listen.
  • UPDATE: I am now also twittering, as Hugh pointed out in the comments.

Good Night.

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