14.3 Grams, ½ ounces, 3 teaspoons, 15 millilitres, ¼ cups…
Who would have thought that cooking would sometimes require a degree in mathematics?
For some people, cooking is considered to be a universal language where everybody gathers for the love of food… until the time comes to debate about the best way to weigh chocolate chips.
Although every kitchen around the world has a wooden spoon and pan, it’s another story to open a cookbook without a calculator and an Internet connection and make sure to use the proper mass of flour or chicken.
Sometimes the success of a diner may just hold in the balance of what Miss Cup, Mister Teaspoon or Mrs Gram tell us… as long as we understand their language! Why do we make our lives so difficult? That is the question…
Until you find the answer, why not try the following recipe that uses… yogurt pots as a measurement unit.
Yes, yet another unit to add to your ever-growing list of measurements, but at least it’s universal!
Yogurt Cake – 6 persons
1 pot of natural yogurt
3 yogurt pots of flour
2 yogurt pots of sugar
1 yogurt pot of sunflower oil
1 tablespoon of baking powder
Pre-heat the oven at 180°C/Gas 6
In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients together and stir well until smooth.
Pour the mixture in a non-stick cake form.
Place it in the oven for 30 min.
On the train to Paris, I went to the bar, dreaming of a traditional natural yogurt with that particular flavour recreated from the old-fashion home-made ones. Unfortunately, my desire quickly vanished when I realised that I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy that unique taste as they weren’t in the menu.
It may sound strange but since I was a kid, yogurts have always been part of my life. We all have our favourite dishes or drinks and, for many years, I have never felt that my meal was complete without a yogurt. Just as I can’t start my day without a glass of orange juice.
Food is all about addiction. Some need a sweet taste after their meal, others can’t start a day without their coffee, some need their 10-o’clock snack.
Food is part of our points of reference and even if you don’t find the right yogurt, you will always find a substitute to appease your addiction.
And here a recipe that you will get addicted to very quickly!
Smoothie – 5 glasses
200g of summer frozen fruits berries* (mix of Raspberries, Blackberries, Blackcurrants & Redcurrants)
5 tablespoons of natural yogurt
In a blender, add the chopped bananas, the frozen fruits, the yogurt and some apple juice.
Blend everything together and add some more apple juice and milk if it is too thick.
Enjoy your drink!
* The nice thing about smoothies is that you can use any fruits that you like. If you use fresh fruits, blend a bit of ice first as smoothies are better cool.
And you, what is your addiction?