Happy Tuesday, you guys!
I can’t believe how fast September is going, it’s almost already over 😮 I was supposed to post this last week, but I had a really bad case of PMS going on around here, I was so much irritated with everything….I couldn’t even stand myself…hahahha But now I am back to normal, so here I am…sweet as can be! ha!
I’ve been baking a lot lately, and I think that I finally learned to bake cakes! In the past, baking cakes was a total disaster…funny, right?! because they’re supposed to be easy, but not for me! Because of that, every time I bake a cake, I get really nervous, because I hate doing something in the kitchen that goes wrong, but nowadays I am becoming better with that (I swear).
To tell you the truth, there aren’t many brazilian food that we miss here in Berlin. I am not the kind of person that likes to eat rice and beans everyday, like most Brazilians do. I think what Rafael misses the most is red meat, yes, he is definitely a carnivore…ahaha. But I am not a crazy meat fan like him, I mostly miss some vegetables, like okra (didn’t even know this name existed in english, just googled it up…haha), tropical fruits and my favourite brazilian dish, feijoada. But these days, Rafa came to me and said that he was craving cornmeal cake (our famous bolo de fubá), it surprised me a little because we were never big cake eaters, but I think things are starting to change! ha!
I wasn’t sure that we were going to find the main ingredient which is cornmeal, turns out it was easier than I thought! He also wanted the version with fennel seed, which gives the cake a distinct taste. Now if you don’t like fennel seed, than you’re crazy…just kidding…hahaha, you can do without it, no problem at all. I went online to look for a good recipe, and found one by Rita Lobo, when it comes to simple brazilian food, in my opinion, she’s the best!
Now this cake is really easy to make, no muss, no fuss…as you can see below!
TA-DA!! It came out just perfect! Imagine the face of a person that had already tried to bake this cake in the past, but it didn’t grow and burnt…I almost cried this time…hahaha This may be a simple cake, but it’s perfect for a afternoon snack with coffee or even breakfast, even more delicious to eat it warm with butter!
So fluffy I could die! haha
Rafa really loved this cake, and I did too! Will definitely be baking it a lot around here!
Hope you enjoy it too!