Everyday life is the special occasion!

February 28, 2014

In The Mood For

{indulging in all kinds of comforting food to get wintery diseases away}

I'm a very anxious person by nature, but this week the anxiety levels were really high. I was counting the days to have this break from work so that I could enjoy some more relaxed time at home and get my hands on countless errands that must be accomplished whithin no time. When I was younger Mardi Gras was very fascinating, not only because of the creativity involved in the process of creating a costume and mostly because of the parties me and my friends used to attend. Nowadays I rather stay at home and get away from overtly excited crowds, which I'm pretty sure it's a sign of times [=I'm gettting old!].Whether your heading for total fun or complete relaxation I wish you a great weekend! I'm in the mood for...

{wearing silver, gold and rose gold bracelets for a sophisticated look}

{loving the overall mix of this gorgeous outfit & accessories -  chic, feminine, romantic, clean}

{saving this sleek modern office for a future inspiration in the decór of my own's}

{savouring the so much needed 5 day break of Mardi Gras  -  weekend included}

{beginning to rotate nailpolishes in softer spring-like hues}

{enjoying all forms of art exposed in the streets of my city}

February 27, 2014

Buttermilk Pancakes

I've been wanting for a long time to try a recipe with buttermilk, which, I admit, did not find for sale anywhere, which led me to try to do it in a homemade way, following several tips that I found online. Well, as a complete  pancakes addict, nothing better than to bake a batch of them to devour greedily at  a pouring rain  weekend brunch when I did not dare to put my feet out of my house, except to supply the pantry!

Homemade Buttermilk:

  • 1 cup of milk 
  • 1 lemon

Pour a full tablespoon of lemon juice into a glass of whole milk and wait for about 15 minutes. It's ready!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup  sugar
  • 1 egg 
  • a tea spoon of baking powder
  • a cup of buttermilk 
  • condensed milk
  • fresh strawberries

Andava há imenso tempo desejosa por experimentar uma receita com buttermilk [leitelho], que, confesso, não encontrei à venda em lado nenhum, o que me levou a experimentar fazê-lo de forma caseira, seguindo as várias dicas que fui encontrando na net. Ora como completa adicta a panquecas, nada melhor que fazer uma boa dose delas para devorar avidamente num brunch de um fim de semana de chuva copiosa em que não me atrevi a pôr os pés fora de casa, a não ser para abastecer a dispensa!

Buttermilk caseiro:
  • 1 copo de leite
  • 1 limão
Verter uma colher de sopa bem cheia de sumo de limão para dentro de um copo de leite gordo e aguardar cerca de 15 minutos. Está pronto!

  •  2 canecas  de farinha 
  •  1 caneca de açúcar
  •  1 ovo
  •  1 colher de chá de fermento em pó
  •  um copo de leitelho
  •  leite condensado
  •  morangos frescos

Too Good Not To Post It Right Away

February 26, 2014

Vanilla Cookies Yoghurt Cake

I had  never baked a cake with liquid yoghurts, but the extend the shelf-life of these was about to finish and I hate wasting food. It is a very simple and easy cake to bake, it is appetizing and it'll floodyour  kitchen with a goodscent of homemade cake. Invite your girlfriends over and indulge yourselves on a rainy afternoon in the best of company.

  •  4 eggs
  •  2 Liquid a Vanilla Cookies flavoured yoghurts
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  300g flour
  •  270g sugar 
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder 
  •  ½ cup yogurt sunflower oil

Beat the yolks with the sugar. Then add the oil, flour, the yoghurts and continue to beat. Finally add the whisked egg whites. Pour batter into a mould
greased with butter and sprinkled c with flour and bake in preheated oven at 180 º for about 40 minutes.

Nunca tinha feito um bolo com iogurte líquido mas o prazo destes estava a terminar e não gosto de desperdiçar alimentos. É um bolo de confeção muito simples, fica mesmo apetitoso e aromatiza a cozinha com um cheirinho bom de bolo caseiro. Convide as amigas e delicie-se numa tarde chuvosa na melhor das companhias.

  • 4 Ovos 
  • 2 Iogurtes liquidos Aroma Vanilla Cookies
  • 1 colher de chá de extrato de baunilha
  • 300g de farinha 
  • 270g açúcar 
  • 1 colher de chá fermento 
  • ½ copo de iogurte de óleo de girassol
Bata as gemas com o açúcar. De seguida junte o óleo, a farinha,  os iogurte e continue a bater. Por fim junte as claras  batidas em castelo. Deite a massa numa forma previamente untada com margarina e polvilhada com farinha e leve ao forno pré aquecido a 180º  durante cerca de 40 minutos.