A perfectly nice mixed berry upside down cake
Somedays you have nothing to say, nothing to write. Like today, I'm void of subject. I sit in front of my laptop, the cursor blinking away in front of me and I cannot for the life of me come up with what to write. What is there to talk about, today? The fact that the weather seems to be picking up for a couple of days only to revert to the deep of Winter few days later? The fact that the Spring allergies are starting to kick in and I cannot go a second without my eyes streaming rivlets of tears, making the good people around me wonder why am I so sad and crying? Which I'm not, it's the damn allergies!
What if I didn't write anything, I wonder? What if I just posted a couple of pictures, a recipe, and be done with it? No harm would come of it, I'm sure. There are plenty of blogs where there's no huge text to be read - or pretend that we read it - and only sports two or three shots of the dish whose recipe is to follow. There's no problem in that. It's one way of doing it, I suppose, and quite frankly, one hell of a good way, in a clever sense. No hassles about what to write or if you're writing too much and becoming boring and no one is going to be bothered reading all you post. Just say a few lines about the recipe you're posting, post a couple of shots of said dish, ingredient list and how to, and that's it, really! No amount of time lost, consuming yourself about what you're doing.
Still, that ain't me. I tend to go on and on and on even when I have nothing to say. Nothing of importance, I mean, nothing meaningful. Just words stringing into sentences that string into long texts. Boring. But necessary, for me, I suppose. I could go on and on about the colours on this cake, in fact I think I might. Because this is one handsome cake. I love the pale yellow on the inside against the darker, more tan crust on the outside, topped off with that vibrant, jewel like red of the fruit compote. One very nice looking cake indeed. One very tasty cake as well. And because they say one image is worth a thousand words, I'll try something different today by shutting the eff up and just giving you pictures of this beautiful cake my husband baked.
For this cake you'll need:
- 200 gr of flour
- 200 gr of sugar
- 200 gr of butter
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspooons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- half a dozen large strawberries, cut into chunky slices
- half a cup of yellow sugar
- half a cup of frozen mixed berries (backberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries)