Yum! To celebrate our first 3 items sold on Etsy, we had ourselves a little cake feast.
I can’t believe, we had to wait over 4 months to try our first recipe from Portugal, la cuisine de ma mère. In November and December 09, we blogged about our little 4-day trip to Paris. Since we were both ill for pretty much the rest of the year and beginning of this year, we weren’t allowed to eat anything exciting (i.e. gall bladder baby food diet…. grrrmphldfwelrk! Don’t ask!), but with the move into the new home and some enforced rest (partly due to the flu), we FINALLY got to try the recipe for the gâteau aux pommes (bolo de maçã). So worth it!
We slightly altered the recipe by replacing the sugar with grape juice-sweetened raspberry jam, as neither of us can have regular sugar – thus the red berry finish on top. Have a look at the cake (last time to see it in all its glory, as now parts of it have already found their way into my stomach 🙂 ). Oh yes, and some Cacao Rooibos tea, as we just received our first tea delivery from Jenier Teas today. Try it – it’s really nice!