A recipe from Helsinki

One of the benefits of blogging is that you discover the work of other bloggers. One such is Asli, who calls her blog “My Dear Kitchen In Helsinki”. She describes herself as “a designer based in Helsinki, who turned into a food blogger / eating designer / baker and finally found the meaning of life by cooking, baking and eating together.” Asli follows this blog, so I get loads of recipes – let me share her latest vegan creation with you – Upside Down Pineapple Cake

What I like about Asli’s blog is that as well as some interesting recipes, she tells stories about her life.  Like this incident:

“I remember one summer day a few years ago, while I was still living in Istanbul. My mother was visiting me that month and for that night only my youngest brother was visiting me too. My mother and brother had left for a little walk by the Bosphorus coast, and I wanted to surprise them with a freshly baked cake waiting, with nicely brewed tea – in my family, the five o’clock was the time for tea time with always something to eat. I checked a few recipes on the internet, and found an easy one that I could bake with the ingredients I had home. In the recipe, there was 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of sugar. I noted down on the paper as completely opposite – 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 cup of SALT. Well, people can make mistakes, right? And yet, as I was preparing the batter, I did exactly what I noted and I did not even question the measurements.. When my mother and brother returned back home, the cake was still in the oven. I opened the door and said to them: I am baking a cake for us! The cheering of the two was very short with my mother’s quick remark: “It smells a bit salty in here.” I froze, looking right into her eye, and realized the unfortunate mistake… The lovely afternoon tea was accompanied by biscuits my brother bought from the market right after this realization…”

For more recipes and stories, I do recommend My Dear Kitchen In Helsinki. But then I’m biased; I used to work For YLE television and got to love Finland and its beautiful capital city.

Not to mention some great food……..

 

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