Lemon curd- and mascarpone cake

The same day as my bacherlorette party took place, it was my best friend, Marias, birthday. My other best friend Caroline and I had planned a full day for her and I decided that I would bake cakes. I was completely unaware of my bachelorette party and therefore decided that a birthday is not a birthday without cake. But because my friends had decided that it was the day that they would abduct me, the cake layers had to stand alone without filling for a couple of days, one of the first things I said after I met them that day was, "but I have baked cakes". There were no cakes that day, instead I invited my friends over to our place for a late celebration for Maria.

Lemon curd- and mascarpone cake

Simple cake bases
4 eggs
170 g caster sugar
60 g white flour
80 g potato flour
1 tsp baking powder

I made two cake bases in a form that is 15 centimeters in diameter. They were pretty high so I cut them in two parts so that it became a cake with 4 layers.
Preheat the oven to
175 degrees C. Begin to whisk the eggs and sugar really puffy. Mix together the dry ingredients and fold gently into the sugar mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes.

200 g strawberries
100 g cream
100 g lemon curd 
1 tbsp muscovado sugar

Mash the strawberries with a fork and add sugar. Spread a layer on one of the cake bases.
  Whip the cream and fold the lemon curd in to it. Spread a layer on one of the cake bases. Layer the cake layers with the different fillings.
Mascarpone frosting
100 g mascarpone
100 g cream
80 g lemon curd

Whip the mascarpone so that it becomes smooth. Whip the cream as well and then fold the cream and the lemon curd into the mascarpone. Spread the frosting in a smooth layer across the cake with the help of a spatula.


Pita bread

We always had pita for tacos when I was younger and sometimes my mother did her own, there is not much pre-bought that can beat something home made​​. This time we did not fill it with tacos but with hummus and vegetables, super tasty! It has become quite obvious that hummus is a favorite of mine. Me and Johan is getting married soon and last weekend I had my bachelorette party. It contained both a quiz where the question "What is Pauline's favorite snack?" The answer was, of course, hummus, and I even got a meze dinner which included hummus.

Pita bread

25 g yeast
500 g water
1½ tbsp salt
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
780 g wheat flour

Crumble the yeast into a bowl and dissolve with some of the water. Pour in the rest of the water and salt, honey and olive oil. Add most of the flour and work into a smooth dough. Let the dough rise covered for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees C. When the dough is finished fermenting, divide it into 8 equal pieces. Roll them into a ball and roll out into round cakes. Place the loaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 8 minutes.


Roast beef sallad

A new day with calorie restriction has passed and before dinner I had no clear thought about what to eat. Once it was solved, it felt so simple. By chance we saw a little roast beef at the grocery store when we went shopping.
After seeing that 100 grams of roast beef contains 110 kcal it felt so natural to eat it with a salad.
Now that it has finally become spring it feels fresh to eat cold a roast beef salad and dream about the upcoming summer.

Salad ready to eat.

  • 100 grams of tomato - 23 kcal
  • 100g cucumber - 14 kcal
  • 30 grams of radish - 5 kcal
  • 20 grams mache salad - 3 kcal
  • 100g roast beef - 110 kcal
  • 350 grams - 155 kcal

With only 155 kcal in the salad, it would have been perfectly possible to add a teaspoon of yogurt-based dressing.
Even though I can eat a piece of meat that weighs 350 grams alone, these 350 grams makes me feel full.
The whole plate.
A different plating style.


Casserole bread with durum and wheat

We are about to try a diet which means that we only eat about 600 calories a day 2 days a week. According to some findings it could be helpful for all sorts of things, such as reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I do not really know how the long term effects looks but it feels like a diet worth trying. The best part is that I do not have to give up anything, which is something I have had problems with various other diets I've tried. 2 days a week, we eat a little less and healthier, the rest of the week we can eat normally. It almost feels a little better to get to eat that homemade bread the day after we had a low calorie day, you start to long for some things, though not so much so as to perish of thirst for something during the day we eat a low calorie diet.

Casserole bread with durum and wheat

 3-4 peas of yeast
350 g cold water
1 ½ tsp salt
300 g strong bread flour
100 g durum wheat flour

Crumble the yeast into a bowl and dissolve it in water. Stir in salt and then stir in the flour so that it just mixes with the rest of the ingredients. Wrap the bowl with plastic and let the dough rise overnight at room temperature.
Place the cast iron pan in a cold oven and heat to 275 degrees C. Use a spatula to loosen the dough from the bowl and gently turn out the dough on a floured surface. Fold the dough a few times over itself using a spatula. Then scrape down the dough into the hot cast iron pot and put the lid on. Bake for 5 minutes, then lower the heat to 225 degrees C. Bake the bread another 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for 20 more minutes. Remove the bread and let it cool on a rack.