sábado, 24 de enero de 2015

Sweet Crepes

I'm so sad and angry today because my mum has killed my blueberry bush. She thought it was dead, and it wasn't, it's just winter!

Trees loose their leaves in winter, come on mum!

I rescued it from garbage and replanted again in a new pot... I hope it will grow again next spring!

Spring, I think I need it more than never. I always said that I like winter (and I love it) but this year, I need a little bit more of sunlight. Spending so much time at home is not as good as it may seem. 
I do really need a job! Come on Spain! A Physicist is waiting!

Anyway, we are here not to here me complaining but for nice sweet treats to bake, eat and enjoy.

So today would have been a very nice day to prepare something with blueberries, but I did it in the last post, and I don't want to be so blueberry-boring (but I must admit that I love blueberries)

That's why today I decided to rescue an old recipe from my Spanish blog and bring it here for you.

Here you have Sweet Crepes.

Sweet Crepes

INGREDIENTS (for 5 crepes)
· ½ cup (63g) of all purpose flour
· 1 tsp (10g) of sugar
· 1 egg
· 1 cup (240ml) of milk
· 2 tbsp (30g) of melted butter
· ¼ tsp (1g) of salt


This is one of the easiest recipes ever!

For breakfast, for dinner, or just because you want something sweet and quick!

In a bowl combine all the ingredients, all together, don't worry mixing wet separate from dry, just use a whisk to combine everything, until there are no more lumps in the batter.

Next rub some butter on a big pan, 23cm of diameter is a nice size, but you can make them smaller, but you'll have more than five.

Put some of the batter on the pan and swirl it to cover al the surface with a very thin layer, because crepes must be thin.

Place on the fire until the borders turn brown and some bubbles appear in the center, that's the moment when you should flip it over. Use your hands to flip. Just use an spatula to lift an edge of the crepe from the pan and using your fingers, flip it! It's too easy!
Then wait another minute or so, until you feel is completely done.

And that's all! Now you have to thing how to fill them.

Here you have some ideas:

· Cream cheese, slices of banana and honey
· Melted chocolate and some sliced bananas.
· Rub some butter while the crepe is warm and sprinkle some lemon zest and powder sugar.
· Nutella
· Whipped cream with peaches.
· Vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup
· Sliced apples and caramel sauce
· Lemon curd and raspberry jam
· ...

I can spend the whole day just combining flavors I love. Just combine yours and of course, enjoy.

lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake


I've been so so so out and I have to say that I'm so so so so sorry for that.

Very difficult December.

But here I a once again, and I'm ready to put some sweetness in your new year.

Did you enjoy your Christmas? I really hope so!

Today I'm going to show you something that must be forbidden. A little cake, in a coffee cup or a mug, mixed quickly with a fork and microwaved.

It took less than... 7 minutes¿? to eat and enjoy! Couldn't be more awesome.

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake


· 3 tbsp of all purpose flour
· 3 tbsp go white sugar
· 1 eggs
· 2 tbsp of light oil
· 1 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
· 1/4 tsp of baking soda
· 1 tsp of lemon zest
· 1/8 tsp of salt
· 3 tbsp of blueberries (fresh or frozen)


See how quick it will be.

Put in a mug the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and lemon zest. Mix well with a fork. Add the oil, the egg and the lemon juice and mix with the fork until everything is incorporated. Finally, add the blueberries and fold them in gently.

The batter is done!

Put in your microwave at 800W for 2 minutes. You will se how it rises while the microwave is on, but it will deflate a bit at the end, don't worry. Check with a toothpick if it's done inside. If it's not, just microwave it for 30 seconds more, and repeat the checking.
Once is done, you can frost it with cream cheese frosting or make a lemony glaze tu put on top (the top will not be as beautiful as a baked cake, so maybe you will want to cover it).

For the lemon glaze, mix 2tbsp of icing sugar with a tsp of lemon juice and pour it over the cake. Then, garnish with some blueberries or a slice of lemon.

And enjoy. It is amazing. Even warm it's so tasty and delicious!