Monday, September 30, 2013

Trip to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Nice city centre, though some parts are left in ruins.

Famed city for its sherry liqueur and horse breeding.

Friday, September 27, 2013

White cake - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 300 grams of flour
  • 80 grams of butter
  • 5 spoons of milk
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • 1 spoon of baking ammonia
  • 1 egg

Mix the sugar with the butter (at room temperature).

Add the egg, the milk, the baking ammonia and the flour.
Mix until well incorporated.

Let the dough rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Spread the dough on the table and then bake each layer one by one in the pre-heated oven, at moderate fire, for 4-6 minutes/each.

Ingredients for the filling:
  • 800 milliliters of milk
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 5 spoons of flour
  • 1 egg
  • a bit of vanilla essence
  • the zest from one lemon
Mix the flour with the sugar, the egg, 100 milliliters of milk and vanilla essence.

Put the rest of the milk in a pot and let it boil at slow fire.
When boiling add the flour/egg mixture and mix well keeping the pot at slow fire.
The filling is ready when it gets the consistency of a pudding.
Let it cool. 

When the composition remains only a bit warm, add the butter and the zest from the lemon and mix.

Spread the filling over the first layer, then add another layer, and continue until you finish the layers. With this quantity of filling you will have a creamy cake :).

Let the cake in the fridge for a few hours, preferable over night, before serving.


The original recipe can be found here

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hotel review - Tryp Zaragoza, Spain

Great value for money.

Free public parking and free internet.

Large supermarket at the underground of the hotel building.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Eating out - "La Rayuela", Seville, Spain

The food was good and the service was fast.

Really decent prices.

It is located in the city centre, on Calle Miguel de Mañara (about 100 metres from the Alcazar).

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trip to Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Tourist trap: nothing to see and nothing worth buying (prices higher than in Luxembourg or Germany).


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