Friday, April 26, 2013

Garden Girl´s Spring Cake

Kevät on vihdonkin saapunut kun tämä kakku tulee uunista ulos. Tämän helpon kakun olen itse kehitellyt, eli kun ensimmäiset raparperit saapuvat kauppaan niin Sofian raparperimansikka ruudut hyppäävät lautaselle. Ja ne todella hyppäävät, koska nämä iloiset ruudut valmistuvat siinä sivussa kun toinen käsi täyttää kukkaruukkuja mullalla. Pieni kahvihetki terassilla ja maailman ehkä paras "kotityö" jatkuu, eli kukkaset multaan ja ruukkuihin ja uudet Chippendale ruusut kukkapenkkiin.

Kun tulin kotiin laatikot täynnä kukkia, niin piti vain jälleen myöntää että tämä on yksi lempparipäivä vuodesta. Täynnä positiivista energiaa, elämää ja kauneutta. Puutarhatyttöjen sydän on yksinkertainen mutta lämmin. Kynnet mustat mutta onnelliset.
When this cake comes out from the oven we all know that spring is here! This is my own recipe which I came up with for many many years ago. Rhubarb strawberry squares is easy to prepare when the other hand is busy filling pots with soil and flowers. Garden girl´s favourite cake for a small coffee break between digging and planting. And once again, gardening must be the most beautiful home chore of them all.

Today when I came home with boxes full of flowers I had to admit: This day is one of the best days of the year. Garden girl´s heart is simple but warm. Nails black but happy.



Garden Girl´s Spring Squares

3 munaa/ eggs
2 dl/ 0,8 cups sokeria/ sugar

Vatkaa valkoiseksi vaahdoksi. Beat until white and fluffy.

Lisää/ Add:
150 g sulatettua voita/ melted butter
1 dl/ 0,4 cups maitoa/ milk
4,5 dl/ 1,9 cups vehnäjauhoja/ flour
1,5 tl / tsp leivinjauhetta/ baking powder
1 rkl/ tblsp vaniljasokeria/ vanilla sugar
1 sitruunan raastettu kuori/ grated chest of a lemon ( I take one package of Dr. Oetker dried lemon chest, very good product)

Päälle/ On the top:
500 g raparperipaloja/ Rhubarb slices
250 g mansikoita/ strawberries

Keitä raparperipaloja pehmeiksi vedessä (vain pari lusikallsta vettä) sekä sokerissa. Puolita mansikat ja jos olet vaniljan ystävä kuten minä, kaada vaniljasokeria mansikoiden päälle ja sekoita. Kaada taikina kakkupellille (tavallinen uunipelti on liian iso) ja marjat ja raparperit päälle. Paista uunissa (200 astetta) kunnes kakku on kauniin ruskea. Leikka kakku ruuduiksi ja tarjoa heti.

Let the rhubarb slices cook for some minutes in 4 tblsp water and some sugar until soft. Pour the dough in a pan and add the rhubarb and strawberries on the top. Bake in 400F until golden brown. Cut the cake into squares and serve immediately.


                                                       Have a sunny weekend!



12 comments:

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  2. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I'll try this one of these weekends. Once I find rhubarb in Alaska.....

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  3. Wow Sofia! That looks amazing! I will try it. :)

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  4. Ihanan näköistä kakkua. Kevään ensimmäiset rapaperit ovat kyllä ihania leivonnaisissa. Täällä niiden alut ovat juuri näkyvissä kukkapenkissä:) Aurinkoista viikonloppua <3

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  5. Hejssan vännen!
    Ser mumsigt ut. Måste pröva baka när vi får rabarber ;).
    Ha en skön helg.
    Kramen

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  6. Tunnustus sinulle blogissani !

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  7. Oi, näyttää ja kuulostaa ihanalta. Minulla on mustapeukalo, mutta iloitsen kaikkien viherpeukaloiden puolesta :)

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  8. Mansikka ja raparperi ovat loistava pari, joten lopputulos on varmasti herkullinen. Mukavaa istutusviikonloppua!

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  9. <3 voi mitä raparperikakkua..ottaisin mieluusti palasen tai kaksi..

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  10. Voi Sofia, taas sen teit... tekee mieli ihan saman tien! Huomisen äksönit on sitten jo selvät;)

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  11. Raparperipiirakkaa...aivan ihanaa...

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