Friday, September 16, 2011

Guest Post from The Hai ( And The Case Of The Disappearing Photos)

I  just read this email from the Hai ( GG's father) and thought he might  be ready for his own blog.  I know I'm ready for a slice of his cake!

Hi all,

Hope everybody is doing fine, especially the expedition group in Germany........

Did something totally different today: backed my first plum cake/tart , using the 1,2,3 Mürbeteig recipe with slight modifications (8 ounces  sugar, 16 ounces butter, 24 ounces  flour, 2 egg yolks, vanilla extract, lemon juice), knead the dough, rested it for 45 minutes in the fridge, kneaded it again and rolled it out on the kitchen table covered with flour, put it into a sheet cake pan, gave it an extra roll, covered the dough with  one layer of plum slices, and backed it at 400 F for 40 minutes.  Looks and tastes delicious.....

Love to all of you .....


PS:  Guten Appetite 

Does he remember my birthday Is Sunday? 


  1. Sounds great, and I think I could do it from that explanation - lots of plums in the fridge, so I may give it a try.

    We need to know more from The Hai!

  2. What the hell is going on with commenting lately?

    What a great e-mail. That Murbeteig recipe is good for so many things. Just the perfect balance of butter and sugar.

    Are there some photos missing or something?

  3. Ok I'm making it on Sunday. It's huge! Did GG really go to help miss P?

  4. I shall be right over for a cup of coffee and a slice of the delicious looking tart
    Thanks for the recipe
    Helen xx

  5. Webb, You would love his "exuberance". We do.

    Steve, You the damn photos just went away. Quietly, without a whimper or a bang. i posted them before I went to work, then looked at the blog around 3:00 and no photos.

    The magic of blogger. not.

    Marie, I guess I better show him the post then...

    Shelley, Please make it and post photos, or make it and bring me a slice.

    GG? Only in spirit. GG is right here eating Haribo's ( gummy bears)

  6. Unglaublich! Much better with photos. I would follw Hai's blog!

    I noticed a few posts this morning with missing photos. Bloggerfart.

  7. Oh my--yes he's ready! Are those his photos? They are perfect.

  8. I put on five pounds just reading the recipe. You are wicked people.......

  9. Hai time he got himself a blog!! {sorry!} xx

  10. Looks delish. All I want to know is, where's The Hai finding plums???

  11. Ermmm...jetlag. I thought this post was from this week (December 13, did I get here???)I'll go away again and sit quietly for a bit. :/