Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kladdkaka! (Mudcake?)


2 dl wheat flour
1 ml salt
2 tsp vanilla sugar
6 tbs cocoa powder (unsweetened of course, you have to say that explicitly???)
4,5 dl sugar (white sugar for old school people, raw sugar cane sugar (Rohrohrzucker) for the modern mind)
175 g butter
4 eggs

Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the eggs and the melted butter. Now taste! :) Enjoy! And then put the rest of the batter in a cake mold (with approx a 25 cm diameter) with baking paper in the bottom (this stuff sticks like glue (tastes nothing like glue, though)). Have it in the oven, 175 degrees Celsius, for about 30-40 minutes. Make sure it doesn't get too dry! If you manage to control yourself, this cake just improves with time. The texture the next day is just exquisite...

For those confused with the weird old stuff some English speaking people still use for measurements, check out this site:

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)is what our brain floats in in our skulls. Up to half a litre is produced every day (20 ml/h) and is then absorbed by the body. But it might also escape through holes in the brain cavity. Rhinorrhea means runny nose, so if you experience a runny nose for a long time, CSF Rhinorrhea might be what you have. This doesn't have to be as bad as it sounds, as en increased brain pressure could lead to the tissue weakening and in the end CSF escaping into the nasal cavity and out the nose. This is called a spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea. Of course you should check it out!