Monday, May 12, 2008

Fresh from the garden. Rhuburb cake.

We have spent another refreshing and relaxing week-end at our cabin. Mixed weather, from perfect warm sun till cold rain, but we don't mind, rain or shine, our cabin is our sanctuary. We headed home after lunch today because Marta was invited to a birthday party. This made me feel I got the best out of two worlds; a long, sunny morning at the cabin with garden work, some reading in the sun and preparing a healthy vegetarian lunch which we ate out on the terrace, my afternoon nap in the car and when we arrived home I still had so many hours of the day left for doing whatever I want. And the first thing I always "want" after time away is a walk in my garden. At this time of the year there are bursts of growth and colours every day, and I love walking around with my Nikon.
When Marta left for the birthday party and Ingrid left to hang out with a friend, there were just me and my husband at home. We are not used to the lonely hours and days yet, so they feel like special treats. And with all the time suddenly available I wanted to make us something special for dinner. Nothing chic, nothing gourmet, just some comfort food for the two of us. I made small pizzas and continued with "rundstykker" or pastries, and after we had eaten I still felt some bursting kitchen enery :-) My garden walk earlier had taken me past the rhuburb, so all at once I knew that we wanted a rhuburb cake for after dinner coffee.
I make the rhuburb cake very simple; 125g butter and 125g sugar mixed together, two eggs added, then one teaspoon baking powder, two tablespoons with milk and 150g white flour. Bake at 175Celcius for 40 minutes. Eat with icecream while still warm
This makes a small cake. We ate part of it, keep a part for tomorrows coffee and have fozen the last piece.


Gudl said...

I should give that cake a try.
I wish I was more of a baker!!
It does not come natural to me. But it sure looks yummy!!

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