mercoledì 24 settembre 2008

'cause Geeks know how to treat themselves - Blueberry cake, Pierre Herme's inspired

geeks are a very lucky category. they can develop real passions and love what they do.
personally, i love baking and statistics, and i wake up every day thinking that there's a probability assignment waiting to be solved, and a fantastic (just baked by me) cake waiting to be eaten :)
yes, i am a happy person. and everyone can be happy, too, at the moment when they realize they have the right to choose. you can choose the music that makes you feel relaxed and listen to it for 4 minutes a day; you can go back to study and finally read that history book on the train while coming from work; you can learn more about your colleagues and maybe one day you will listen to them and help them; you can attend a gym course and love your body again. so you see, even if there is no way to radically change your life and become the astronaut you dreamed about when you were a kid, you can still find your passions and become a geek in your everyday life, even for just 5 minutes/day.

Blueberry, Lemon and Olive Oil Cake

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Sift 250gr of flour and the baking powder together, set aside. In the mixer, mix the zest of 2 lemons with 200gr of sugar and add 4 eggs, one at a time. Add 3 tablespoons of milk, the flour, the juice of half lemon, 100gr of melted butter, 185gr of olive oil and continue mixing until nice and smooth.
Now put half of the batter in the cake tin, and cover with 200gr of blueberries. Cover with the rest of the batter and bake for 35-40 minutes.

the secret of this cake lies in first quality ingredients: living next to italy, i can find very good quality olive oil at an accessible price. and thanks to my father, i can use and taste wild blueberries from the alps :)

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