Raspberry cake

Raspberry cake

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Easy peasy!

We made this simple dessert, which we learnt from our aunt, several times.This post is dedicated to our lovely cousin, Renata, who loves this recipe.

Easy strawberry dessert

395g condensed milk
400g  heavy cream
170g plain yoghurt
60g strawberry juice powder 

In a blender, combine all the ingredients and mix for a couple of minutes until well combined. Pour the mixture into 6 small pots and take to the fridge for at least 80 minutes.

Sobremesa fácil de morango

395g de leite condensado
400g de creme de leite
170g de iogurte natural
60g de pó para suco sabor morango

Misture todos os ingredientes no liquidificador e bata por alguns minutos até ficar homogêneo. Divida a mistura em 6 tacinhas e leve à geladeira por pelo menos 80 minutos.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Eating in Melbourne

Staying in Melbourne for a month was definitely the best experience we have ever had. We could not have made a better choice. We have no words to describe how beautiful the city is. There are admirable gardens, countless cafés & restaurants, shops and many tourist attractions.
When it came to food we tried as much as we could such as rhubarb, lamington ice cream (yes, it does exist!),  Marmite (could not leave Australia without trying it), Tim Tam, buttermilk, greek yohgurt, cranberries, the best chips and vegetarian burger in the whole world, good quality peanut butter, maple syrup, Starbucks frappuccino and cappuccino, british muffins, scones, danish blue cheese, thai pad, vegetarian cheese...It was worth every penny!
You can see below some pictures of Queen Victoria Market. You can find there anything you want: cheap souvenirs & clothes and good quality food from all over the world. Walking through the food section makes you feel starving just by looking at the huge variety of fruit & vegetables which smell really fresh!

Queen Victoria Market

Those doughnuts are simply delicous and they cost only $6! They are filled with a sort of jam, rolled in crystal sugar and fried as soon as ordered. It could not be better, mate!

Find out more about Queen Victoria Market here: http://www.qvm.com.au/

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Rhubarb muffins

This is the very first recipe we tried in Australia. We've always wanted to try rhubarb and we finally got the chance! We bought it at Queen Victoria Market which is simply amazing! This recipe is quite easy and delicious, we hope you guys enjoy it!

Rhubarb muffins

¾ cup brown sugar
2½ cup self-raising wholemeal flour
⅔ cup buttermilk
1 egg
½ cup vegetable oil
ground cinnamon to taste
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1½ cup chopped rhubarb
150g pecans

Line a 12 hole muffin pan and preheat oven (190°C). In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla essence and egg. Mix well. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and mix carefully until well combined. Mix in rhubarb and pecans and stir gently. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and take to oven. Sprinkle each top with sugar and cinnamon.

Muffins de ruibarbo

¾ xícara de açúcar mascavo
2½ xícara de farinha integral com fermento
⅔ xícara de buttermilk
1 ovo
½ xícara de óleo vegetal
canela em pó a gosto
½ colher (cha) de essência de baunilha
1½ xícara de ruibarbo picado
150g de nozes pecã

Unte uma fôrma com 12 buracos e preaqueca o forno (190°C). Em uma vasilha, junte a farinha, o  açúcar e a canela. Em um outro recipiente, junte o óleo, buttermilk, a  essência de baunilha e o ovo. Misture bem. Despeje a mistura de buttermilk nos ingredientes secos e mexa delicadamente, sem misturar muito! Junte o ruibarbo e as nozes delicadamente. Divida a massa nos buracos e leve ao forno por aproximadamente 20 minutos ou até dourarem levemente. Polvilhe com açúcar e canela e sirva.