29 Sep 2014

Rasmus Klump and pancakes!

Children in Denmark love the stories about the bear called Rasmus Klump and his friends - and eating pancakes. On the last Saturday in September families gathered in the cosy courtyard at the Teddy Bear Museum to listen to the adventures of Rasmus Klump - read by Kristine - and then enjoy pancakes made on the outdoor grill.

Læs og se mere om Rasmus Klump: Rasmus Klump Klub 

10 Sep 2014

Chocolate teddy biscuits

Last we time we had a certain 3-year-old on visit here we made chocolate biscuits using our new teddy cookie cutter. Did our 3-year-old visitor enjoy them? His response: one more please!

Chocolate teddy biscuits

Dry ingredients: 200 gr plain flour, 1 tablespoon cocoa, pinch salt

110 gr butter

110 gr sugar

beaten egg to mix

Sieve dry ingredients into a bowl.
Add butter in small pieces, rub into the mix with finger tips until crumbly.
Stir in sugar.
Add enough egg to bind the mixture to a stiff dough.
Knead on table top with sprinkled flour with a little cocoa blended in.
Roll and cut out shapes with cookie cutter.
Place on oven tray with baking paper.
Bake 10-15 mins at 190 C.
Cool on tray then rack.

Recipe from:
Marguerite Patten / Leila Howard. Step-by-step cookery. Paul Hamlyn, London, for the Australian Women's Weekly. 1964 edition.