I have renewed a bit a regular carrot cake recipe. I am sure I will re-bake this recipe a couple more times as it is really delicious, even on the second or the third day for a good breakfast.
There are a few small tricks that is worth to stick to if we like to bake a high-rising sponge. We should definitely bolt the flour and not only once. We should do it only with the flour and then bolt it with the flour and the baking powder too. The egg white should never have egg yellow inside when we separate them because otherwise we cannot make a hard whip that we need. We should always add a pinch of salt to the egg white before we start to beat it. When we pour the sponge mix in the baking pot we should shake it with a fast movement so that the air can leave, and our sponge is not airy. We should never open the oven door during baking our sponge because otherwise it will not rise. We can either bake it in a cake form or a square pot. Anyways, we can create a great light-tasting holiday cake from this even for Easter. I have decorated my cake with strawberries but we can decorate it with some other fresh fruits too (berries mostly).
I like it when cream cheese is domination in the tiramisu. This recipe will prove itt o you. Since I do not use any eggs for making the cream, you can keep it in the fridge for 4-5 days. On top of all, we even take some antioxidants by eating this dessert with the Dutch cocao and the raw cocoa mix.
Due to the summer holiday season and to coincidence, this time when I made this wonderful sweet bread I had a tiny help too. The 6-year old neighbor kid was just over by us when I was just kneading the dough. She could smell the scent of the rising bread when I started to stretch out the dough. She came over to me and proposed her help in anything I need. I was more than happy to say yes to her. So we were filling the sweet bread together with my little help on a summer morning. She could hardly wait for the sweet bread to bake ready by that time all the kitchen smelled through gorgeous sweet bread smell. The girl took home so proudly the 10 pieces she filled herself. It was an experience to bake together with her.
Summer rainy days make me bake with yeast. I love the smell of the dough baking in the oven. So these days I have to bake. I had in my green garden fresh dill and in my fridge I had fat cottage cheese. So on such an afternoon, I took the opportunity and baked a yeast sweet bread with dill & cottage cheese for my little family I was expecting that afternoon. It is excellent with tea, coffee or any other refreshment. It is a filling tea-time food. Also good for breakfast.
It is strawberry season, so I try to hide it in all desserts somehow. Since strawberry is consumed more in our house in desserts.