I am back, hurray. After many months of silence, finally a little moment to write something in my journal.
So many things happened, so many travels, and not that much time left for blogging. Eating on the contrary never stopped, cooking never stopped - after all one has to eat, but than also taking pictures .... not high on the agenda.
But as it was my birthday yesterday, I wanted to bake something. But unfortunately I did not have much time for shopping so had to do with left overs in the refrigerator.
I had already decided that I wanted to make mini cakes, but with what - good question.
I had many lemons that were just waiting to be squeezed, some apples that I should have eaten a two weeks ago, butter, chestnut flour ........
It took me forever to make these little cakes as the phone would just not stop ringing. Isn't it great if every one remembers you :-)
I also wanted to use this entry to participate in Meeta's Monthly Mingle, the topic for this month being "comfort food". For me the comfort was definitely in the baking. I was soo tired from all those crazy weeks I had just left behind me, that all I wanted was to be in the kitchen and play with my kitchen utensils. Our house smelled wonderful as the scent of lemon and apple slowly took over. Today I brought a few to the office and one of my dear colleagues confirmed that these mini cakes definitely fit in the category comfort food.
180 gr butter (or 210 gr butter/2 sticks and 3 eggs)
1 cup cane sugar
100 gr of honey (I did not have enough sugar and honey goes great in cakes)
almost 1 cup lemon juice and water added to have one cup
1 cup chestnut flour
2 cups flour
1 sachet baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 apples cut in small pieces
mix the butter with the sugar and honey. Add the flours, baking soda and baking powder in batches adding the lemon juice in between.
Add the grated apple (or cut in small pieces)
Because of the apples the volume was enough for 2 cake tins. I used my 6 mini cake tin (silicon), and 2 muffin pans to make mini muffins.
In the oven for 25 minutes (or until golden and a knife stuck in it comes out clean).
Delicious has been every one's verdict so far.
Meeta, here is my entry. Am happy to be back.