– Mum, do you remember the cake that I was scared of? What was the story of it? – Of course I remember!!! You were about 3-4 years old. It was Sirri’s (my oldest brother) birthday and I wanted to bake a surprise cake for him. I prepared the batter and searched for a cake mould. I had this one shallow mould, and I thought I could bake in it. I asked Hakan (my middle brother) if the cake would be baked well in this one, and he said yes. – But wait, why did you ask my brother? He never ever baked anything in his life! – I don’t know! I just did! He was around! Anyway, I poured the batter in the mould and baked the cake, completely forgetting that it would rise.. So the cake started to rise, pouring out of the mould, making a big mess inside the oven with the pouring batter burning.. I had to take the cake out before it baked completely. But I did not stop there, …
Yes, I am becoming quickly addicted to different versions of hummus. And yes, I like making colourful food, using the actual bright colours of the ingredients themselves.
Soup! The saviour of the day, if you are feeling down and if you need something to comfort you. It turns a horrible day into a cosy, calm and peaceful one.
I believe chocolate is the sexiest food on the planet.. Especially when it is melted and when you can dip your fingers in it. How about adding some Brandy to this whole chocolate madness? I assure you, the day you do that will be one of your happiest..
Have you ever heard of a “national cake”? Well I hadn’t, until I saw this one: Kvæfjordkake. It is Norway’s “National Cake” since 2002 and you may also see that they call it “World’s Best Cake”. I don’t know about “best”, but it certainly beats many, MANY cakes in the world..
Ever since I started my co-cooking sessions, I also started to seriously enjoy Iranian cuisine thanks to my dear Iranian friends. These Iranian friends I’ve met here – they are fun, easy to communicate with and great dinner companies – and they do enjoy food! But also as a Turkish, Iranian cuisine has a familiar taste for me and I see now that it is incredibly rich.
I had never made hummus myself before. And now when I did, I had to do a different version of course, with avocado!
It’s been a long time since I wrote anything in this blog. Well, there were many reasons for it, but the main reason is that I have been trying to get used to my new apartment. The amount of daylight is rather challenging in this apartment and also, the oven is a mystery to me! Or it “was” a mystery, I think I almost understood how it works (it’s a gas oven!).