So somehow another month passed since my last post, and I guess not much has changed, apart from the way I feel, which is also important I guess.
This is where things stand: I´m back in Berlin (after spending two weeks in Greece), more or less homeless again (ping-ponging between my sister´s now empty flat and my girlfriend´s room), constantly looking for a flat, first wanted to move with two friends, then realized its virtually impossible since none of us have a real job with real paychecks (nor a fake one for that matter), then started looking for a flat-share and discovered that I´m less sociable than I remembered, and currently looking for a fat just for myself, which supposedly I could afford, once my promised cooking job finally starts (was supposed to happen next week, now seems to be sometime next month), however once again, being able to pay the rent is not the problem, proving that you are debt free, all your previous landlords love you and showing your last three paychecks is, so keep your fingers crossed.
This all means I still have all the free time in the world. Which is not great in a world with Facebook and owl videos.
In case its not already clear, I´m not good at making good use of my time, but I´m trying my best.
The one great new thing that happened, is that I made my first chocolate tart (I called it snickers tart actually cause it also had peanuts and caramel), it was meant to be a gift for Ewa and her friends who were selling vintage clothes in this fashion fare here in Berlin, but after the hungry bargain hunters saw it they demanded to buy a piece.
This inspired me to start selling my food, so I baked a couple of cakes, improvised a few savoury snacks, and went to a friend´s bar to give it a try. At first I had flashbacks from back in high-school, being too shy to be able to speak, but after a few very hesitant rounds with my tray of food, I sorta got the hang of it and ended up selling everything. So in the following 4 days I did it a couple more times, improving each time (I think), and although it´s not going to make me rich, I´m kinda proud of myself, and I´m actually making more or less enough to keep afloat.
For today´s recipe, I think it only makes sense to post one of my ´products´, this is a new discovery for me, a great way to make low fat cakes (which also cuts the expenses), so here it is...
Banana cake (why does everybody call it banana bread?)
2 cups white flour.
1 tsp baking powder.
1/2 tsp baking soda.
3/4 cup sugar.
1 tsp cinnamon.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
4 ripe bananas, mashed.
200 ml low fat yogurt (I used 1,5% once and 0,1% the other time, both seemed to work fine).
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Whisk eggs and sugar together.
- Add the bananas, spices and yogurt, whisk until incorporated.
- Mix flour and powders, then add to rest of mix. Stir only until incorporated, as little as possible, otherwise it´ll come out tough and, indeed, ´bready´.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, until dry inside.
*I added hazelnuts, I think next time I´ll also put chocolate chips...
As you may have noticed, I gave my blog a little ´facial´, I´m very easily influenced, and just too many people said its ugly... I´m still getting used to it (not that I´m too attached to the old look, just still need to perfect some things...), hopefully I will have a new beautiful kitchen soon so I could also take nice pictures (both kitchens I have now are super dark and depressing).