After few absoltuely summerish days the weather has decided to remind us what the rain is. No sun, just some dark clouds and rain. There are two good things about such a weather thugh. Well, even three. irst – I don’t need to water my plants (my dear daisies, I love You). Second – no more fighthing with that stupid cotton-like thing from the poplar threes. I haven’t told You but since week or soo I am using my vacuum cleaner at least 4 times a day. FOUR TIMES! One person is even suspecting that iI have some kind of OCD. I hope not..but really I cannot stand eating, sleeping, breathing and drinkig those cotton. I think that it would be much better idea for a really really scary movie than all kinds of bloodsucking spiders from Pluto or 30-meter-long man-eating sea cucumbers. So – coming to the point at last – when it rains, all cotton is washed down and don’t fly inside my home. COOL!
And the third thing great about rainy days is cake. Any cake You want. The simpliest, no-fuss, mix’n’bake cake. With strawberries. Here’s what I’ve made today.
My Strawberry Cake:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat brans
2/3 cup sugar
100 g butter, melted
2/3 – 1 cup of plain yoghurt or buttermilk (You must add 2/3 first and see how the flour will absord the fluid)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
500 g starwberries, washed and cleaned
Heat the oven for 180 C.
Mix all dry ingridients in a big bowl. Beat eggs with buttermilk and ,elted and cooled butter, pour into the bowl and mix quite well.
Pour the mixture into a prepared pan (I’ve used a bit to big one here, the 20 cm diameter one would be great). Put strawberries on the top (don’t give too much of them dough, I think You won’t mind eating some fresh fruit waiting for the cake to bake ;-).
Bake for approx. 40 minutes, till golden brown on the top.