“Kartoffelkage” – is probably the best cake in the world – and it means “potato cake” – and you can get it in Denmark. Not a potato close to this delicious cake, but made out potato flour and flour plus loads of cream. I haven’t one for years and years, so when I saw a full tray of them – my craving became nearly mental. It will be in next post you will get the answer on the question.
Ann-Christine@Leya and I we have met in this fantastic online world – we live in the same county, Skåne and it was our second date. She came with train to Malmö and there she jumped on mine – it was a quite cold start of the day … and we arrived Copenhagen’s Central Station at 11.30am. Both of us fresh for assume serious walking and photo sessions. We both love a walking and we love to use our small cameras.
Landskrona station have got a new “toy” – a bicycle counter – and that morning it had been 118 bicycles already in the morning at the station – when I came home in the evening it had been 437. What I understand that all main stations has got a bike counter now. They like their bikes in Landskrona, but in Copenhagen they LOooOooOoove theirs
At the Landskrona station not much action, they were into weekly cleaning .. and I saw an beer can abandoned from the night before – that made me smile, because it was Danish, from Carlsberg. It put me into the Danish mood straight away and I put the can in the waste bin. I also found a need for a good sugar kick to be in top form for Copenhagen, not a city to take lightly – so I bought some wine gums, not easy to find – had to visit 3 shops before I got any.
Bikes everywhere in Copenhagen and every hotel have their own that you can borrow or rent. Copenhagen is a very flat city, perfect for biking – the highest point in whole of Denmark is only 170,86 meters high. Also we found that the Danish bikers are far more polite and friendly than the Swedish are.
By the metro station at Kongen’s Nytorv do the have a bike garage under ground in connection with the metro, they call it “cykelklaeder” (bike basement).
We passed this fantastic bakery, Lagkagehuset on the main shopping street in Copenhagen, Strøget, 1.1km/0.68 long, that goes back to 1890 – and I saw the cake all the old memories from my time living in Denmark came back to and also my Danish – suddenly I could talk Danish again … maybe not perfect, but it got better by the hour. I got all that excited over to see all the “kartofflekager” – must be nearly 30 years since I enjoyed one the last time.
Ann-Christine and I decided that we were having lunch first and cake later in the afternoon – so we started our brilliant day in Copenhagen and left the “kartoffelkage” behind for later reunion.
Both Ann-Christine and I we love our food – so first it was meant to be coffee and calories, I wanted to take her to my special place … a little hidden gem – but so popular. It has to have some connection with the Royal Copenhagen porcelain company, that does the most stunning stuff. It’s next door to their magnificent shop and they use their porcelain.
The place is called the Royal Smushi Café. So what is a Smushi?? Its small beautiful and very delicious open Danish sandwiches, smørrebrød – small piece of art – so we changed our mind from coffee and cake to coffee and smushi’s. We got the loveliest waiter – but it took quite a while before our smushis arrived – but they was worth every minute of waiting.
What a treat. In the meantime we both feel in love with my pretty coffee cup – so I think we both spent most of the time trying to get a good photo of the beautiful Danish piece of delicate porcelain, Ann-Christine got a plain white cup … same model, but not all so intriguing as mine.
We sat outdoor in their pretty yard with the most dreadful umbrellas, but they were so dreadful they became “looking great” in its environment. When the smushis arrived we spent a lot of time on get great shots of them, so we were starving when we put our cutlery into them.
Danmark stands for fantastic world renowned brands like George Jensen, BR, Lego, Royal Copenhagen, Ecco, Pandora, Tiger, B&O, – so I decide to take photos of them, but of course as we walked along Strøget – we came to Cartier, LV, Lanvin, Hugo Boss and Gucci – so my camera went a bit aberrant.
I leave you here on Strøget – take your time … have an “is” (ice cream), visit some of the shops or just people watch. When back I will take you to the picturesque old harbor – Nyhavn. A place to be on a sunny summer day or a windy winter-cold day. Leave you with some great music to listen to while I’m gone – will be back soon.
på gensyn – see you again – København.
“Denmark is like a secret little place
with its own special language.”
“Det burde ikk være sådan her” is a Danish language debut single written and performed by Xander; his real name is Alexander Linnet from his album “Over skyer, under vand”. Alexander is born in 1988. “Det burde ikk være sådan her” (“It shouldn’t be like this”) was released in October 2010. Great song in my ears.