Thursday, August 11, 2005
Chili Chocolate Cake at Rosendal
The other day, Lena and I went to Rosendal's Trädgård. This is located on Djurgården, and well worth a visit. They have lovely gardens to walk in, lots of things to look at, and a nice little store where you can get your organically grown veggies and grains. And, they have an excellent café.
Last week, they had a chili theme. That meant extra many chili plants on display - a full greenhouse of them. I took tons of pictures, but I didn't write down any names so I'm not so sure they'll do much good. But it made a pretty collage! Some plants were really beautiful, and so colorful! I was surprised to see all the varieties - there were purple, black, blue in addition to the more common red, green and yellow chilifruits. And the first pic in the collage is their tomatoe greenhouse - rows upon rows with gorgeous tomatoes. Mmm!
And the theme also meant chili stuff in the café, of course. Both me and Lena chose the Chili Chocolate Cake in the picture above. Delicious! It was a nice moist chocolate cake topped with a chocolate ganache studded with actual chili. It had little red bits in it, and quite some heat every few bites. Yum! Lena got an elderflower soda to drink, while I opted for an ecological espresso. We sat in the apple garden, and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and all the little birds that kept coming up to us for some food.
If you're in Stockholm, Rosendal's is definitely a must. And if you can't get to it, at least get one of the cookbooks. You can find some here. (Sorry - Swedish.) I have the one called Bröd och Marmelad (Bread and Marmalade) and it's very inspiring. I'll get the first one some day too - it's often on sale.