Yoghurt Cake with Pears

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Last week-end, I felt like cooking and eating one of my grand-mother’s all time favorite : the yoghurt cake.

It is a very simple and healthy recipe. You can add fruits or chocolate chips to it.

I added Pears since we are in the fall season and because I love the balance of the cake and the tenderness of the pear.

The base of this recipe is 1 small plain yoghurt: Put the yoghurt into a bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients using the empty yoghurt cup as measuring cup.

Ingredients

1 small plain yoghurt

sugar: 2 yohurts

flour: 3 yoghurts

olive oil: 1/2 yoghurt

2 eggs

2 teaspoons of baking powder.

2 pealed and chopped pears (or more depending on your taste).

Mix everything together and put in the oven during 30-45 min at around 300-350 Fharenheit / 180 Celsius.

Enjoy!

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Samosas & Litchies

Tonight was a diner all in memory of our recent trip to India 🙂

My husband brought a big bag of litchies back from China town and we got Samosas from his family in Connecticut.

Yes. I didn’t do the Samosas my self, I am far from that level…

The only thing I had to actually do was to prepare a yoghurt sauce to go with the samosas.

– 1 or 2 table spoon of yoghurt
– add some salt, garlic, coriander depending on your taste.
Any other spice can go too, and I regretted not having any dill as it would have been perfect with the yoghurt.

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Granola for breakfast

When you go out for brunch in New York City, you often find Granola Yoghurt with fruits. Actually you even find it at Starbucks…

When I came to the US the first time 3 years back, we would travel a lot to various cities with my friends, getting cheap deals and ending up getting coffee & breakfast on the go at Starbucks.
I discovered Granola Yoghurt with fruits there and loved it.

I do it quite often at home now, it’s a good change from eggs & omelets 🙂

I usually use blackberries and bananas but this time I had peach and decided to try.

Yoghurt Granola with fruits:

– 2 tablespoons of yoghurt (either regular or Greek yoghurt)
– 2 tablespoon of Granola
– blackberries
– 1 peach
– 1/2 teaspoon of maple sirup

Of course you can adapt the proportions depending in your taste 🙂

The maple sirup was an idea from my Japanese friend Mariko, it adds a nice sugary taste!

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Oh and we had Chinese Jasmin tea to go with it – love it!

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