French yogurt cake and la cadière d’azur

October 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

everyday french cake or muffins

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view from la cadière d'azur

I love these narrow streets

new garage old door

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mr.T kept telling Pierre not to park in front of the sign - too cute!

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mr.T loves his "motos"

You’ve just viewed some photos from our day today. Pierre took mr.T out this morning so that I could try to organize our house a bit more before both sets of grandparents visit us. It’s crazy how fast time flies by when you’re trying to clean/organize and I seriously fantasize about having a full day to do that (trust me, I know how nerdy that sounds). Anyhow, after our afternoon snack of yogurt cake we all hopped in the car and went to La Cadière d’Azur. It’s another small village located close to home that’s filled with the most charming little cobblestone roads and beautifully kept homes. Now, it’s time for that recipe that I promised you – nothing fancy, just a quick (yet French) version of cake or muffins! Enjoy!

Gâteau au Yaourt – Yogurt Cake

1 yogurt container (1 serving)

sugar – 2 servings

flour – 3 servings

vegetable oil – half a serving

2 eggs

baking soda – 11g

Directions

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Take a single serving of natural (or fruit if that’s all you have) yogurt and empty it’s contents into a mixing bowl. Keep the container because that’s what you’ll use to measure out the servings of your sugar, flour and oil.

Measure out two servings of sugar and put them into your bowl. Use a spatula to clean out all of the sugar from your yogurt container before you measure out your flour (otherwise your servings won’t be exact). Add the flour and then the oil to the mixture.

Crack two eggs and whisk them before adding them to your other ingredients

Finally, add the baking soda and mix everything together until you get a smooth finish. Note – this batter comes out a bit thick and if you’re not into that you can add a few tablespoons of applesauce to make it lighter.

Place your batter into either a buttered and floured cake or muffin tin. Put cake or muffins into oven and bake for about 30-45 minutes. You should check your cake or muffins after about 30 minutes to make sure that it hasn’t gotten too much color, especially if your cake still have 15 more minutes to go before being done.

Note: This is a pretty plain, everyday recipe for household French cake. In order to make your cake or muffins more interesting your imagination is the only thing holding you back! Add chopped fruit, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, nuts, fruit yogurt (as mentioned at the start of the recipe) or whatever else you might fancy to spice it up a bit.

Love and light,

Danielle

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