29 August 2014 / 10 Comments
Blogging is ace!It’s so much fun. You can unleash your creativity, get to know some amazing people and you are constantly exposed to all these beautiful inspirations.There is only one thing that I could call a disadvantage…. the fact that you have a blog, cook, bake and sent your recipes into a big world of internet – simply intimidate people to invite you for a dinner.Some friends told me, they were anxious to offer me their food, because I’m such a good cook and I might not like it.You know what? I get this feeling too, nearly everytime I cook for someone!Are they going to like it? – I think.And although I am ”such a good cook” I burn cakes, add too much salt from time to time or create inedible dinners.
I also often hear ”oh I’ve got this cake, but you make such wonderful things on your blog, you won’t probably like it” .Or ”I cooked this soup today but it’s nothing special, just a simple soup”. You know what?I eat simple soups. What is more I love them!And I love it even more when someone cooks them for me 🙂 I love seeing other people cooking or baking – I find it so inspiring!So please folks invite me for a dinner! 🙂
I’m glad that not everyone is intimidated by the fact that I’m a food blogger 🙂 I’ve eaten this amazing cake at my friend’s house the other day. The cake is called a ”squirrel”. We Polish people have a tendency to find weird names for our food.SQUIRREL?!!Seriously? My friend’s son decided it’s the best cake he has ever eaten and it should be nominated to the Noble prize 🙂
So here is the NOBLE cake.
I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t add a pinch of cinnamon and substituted sugar with honey.
300 g self-raising flour (or plain flour + 2 tsp baking powder)
3 cooking apples, peeled and chopped(around 250g)
80 ml rapeseed or other oil
60 g walnuts, roughly chopped
pinch or two of cinnamon
1.Preheat the oven to 180C
2. Mix eggs with honey and sift flour(if using plain flour – sift baking powder too) into the mixture.
Fold in raisins,walnuts and oil.Add the apples at the end.Mix with a spoon. Transfer to a greased baking dish.
3.Bake for 45-50 min.