Birthdays, gifts and cake
Do you know this rhyme?
Monday’s child is fair of face.
Tuesday’s child is full of woe.
Wednesday’s child is full of grace.
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving.
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
As far as I can remember, my mom told me I was born on a rainy Thursday…If I knew it before I would have waited until Sunday!!!
I just found out that another lovely blogger friend also celebrate her birthday in March, that is nice! I hope she will have a wonderful day!
These are the gifts I made for Elisabeth (no blogger), a dear friend that always send me beautiful cards and lovely emails messages. Her favorite color is green and when I saw this pretty fabric with trees and birds and the other one with words and leaves, I knew they were the right ones for her.
As I was a bit in a hurry…. I wrapped a book cover for another friend and I forgot to take a picture….I probably will sew another one and perhaps I’ll keep it for myself!
There are still other gifts I want to finish (not to mention BOMs and OPAM…..) Somehow this month was too short to get all things crossed off from my list!…But there are still some days left, no need to worry!
I would like to introduce you to a new blogger. I should have made this before (I’m sorry Karen!…), but better late than never! She is a very sweet person and she belongs to an active Group of Quilters. Please visit her blogg and take a look at her sewing room, it is a pretty one!
I baked this cake last week and it tasted very good!
To save some calories the butter was substituted by yoghurt. I must say I was not so sure when I read the recipe.… a cake without butter? But I love to bake and I just had to try it.
Half of it was gone in less than an hour!
Now I know it is a good recipe!
1 Kg tart apples (about 4-5 medium apples)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest and 2 tablespoons lemon juice
175 g sugar (about 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
75 g plain yoghurt (about 1/3 cup)
250 g all purpose flour (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons Apricot jam
Grease and flour a round baking pan (26 cm ) and pre-heat the oven 175° C (about 350 F) .
Peel and slice the apples (or cut-up like I did), sprinkle with 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
In a large mixing bowl beat on medium speed the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and a pinch of salt for about 8 minutes until creamy and fluffy. Mix in yoghurt. Mix flour and baking powder and sift to the mixture. Pour into pan. Add apples pressing them gently to get under the dough. Bake for about 50 minutes. Heat the jam and spread it over the hot cake. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
160 kcal 1 piece
Make a nice cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!
Until next time