This year, a combination of circumstances (the credit actually goes to my roomate) made me take my summer vacation a bit earlier than usual. It felt good to get out of Zagreb. I came home to see my family. I don’t live far away, but somehow it’s different when I’m in Karlovac during the week, when I’m with them in everyday situations and I have time to see everybody without the pressure of time. I will not be here long, but I plan to take advantage of every moment …
To tell you a little about my family in Karlovac.
You already met the best mom in the world. Mom and I talk, take walks, gossip and enjoy life together. Since she retired, she slowed down a bit so our walks are now really walks but earlier they looked like she was marching and I was trying to catch up. Well, today we walked.
My older brother and his wife are responsible for their and our greatest happiness – my too cute three year old nephew from whom I bought two cars, three pencils and two tomatoes for only 2,2 € today when we played ‘store’. After that, we arranged all the letters on the floor – because, well, the little one knows the entire alphabet – and read his favorite story about a tiger who peed on some children because they were naughty. And then he came and hugged me and gave me a few kisses cause he likes to cuddle. Pure love.
And I can’t forget my girls, my best friends since high school. They are family. There isn’t much to say. We don’t see each other a lot, we don’t need to talk to each other a lot, we don’t always agree on everything. But they’re family. They know why.
So these are the people I spend my days with when I’m home. And it’s the best possible way to spend time. Except for the time I spend with him, you know who I’m talking about :)
To get back to the cake, you’re probably wondering about that… So, mom and I were a little sugar-hungry after lunch, you know how it is sometimes. In fact, I was hungry, but I use my mom as an excuse. I checked her refrigerator, found peaches and nectarines, and started to think what could be done quickly. I remembered the good old yogurt cake, you know that one that’s made ‘by the glass’, and decided to throw in some fruit and pour the cake mixture into a muffin mold so I immediately get individual portions. Of course it can work in a classical tin, why not. You can also increase or decrease portions if desired cause all the measures are in a cup of yogurt – and put the fruit you want.
The cake is ready in 35 minutes from start to finish. It’s not the highlight of cookery, but it sure is convenient, tasty, and even looks nice in these mini-portions. Hope you like it!
- 1 cup yogurt (180 ml)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 vanilla sugar
- 1 baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup oil
- grated zest of 1 lemon
- handful of raisins
- two nectarines or peaches
- powdered sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 200 ° C, grease the muffin tins and sprinkle with flour.
- Combine all ingredients except the nectarines and mix with a whisk in a bowl. Pour some mixture in each muffin hole till you fill them 2/3 of the height. Peel the nectarines and cut into small cubes. In each cake press a few (6-7) pieces of nectarine so they just peak a bit from the mixture. Bake for 25 minutes, that is till a toothpick stabbed in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool, remove from the pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Bon appetit!