Even though I love baking I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen and I have to admit I’m scared of lots of recipes because they look so complicated. I just feel I won’t be able to achieve a decent result. If you are a little bit like me you’ll love this cake: it’s incredibly easy to prepare but looks way more complicated that it actually is. Besides, it would be the perfect end to last week’s menu.
Cheesecake was my baking unfinished business. Until last weekend. I have tried a couple of times, but I’ve never achieved what I was looking for. I wanted something creamy but fluffly, sweet but not overly so, something with a fruity or spicy touch. And on top of that, I wanted something easy to prepare. And I’ve found the perfect recipe!
Everything started with a naughty breakfast at Starbucks. One morning I was super hungry and heading to what I knew was going to be a loooong booooring meeting. So I decided I needed a naughty breakfast and treated myself to a Latte Macchiato and a Lemon and poppy seeds muffin on my way to that meeting. I never order muffins, I swear, it was just this time. And when I never order muffins I make sure they are chocolaty ;) But that day I was curious and tried the lemon muffin. And I loooooved it. So I knew I had to try it at home!
This is a great recipe for a weekend lunch with friends. While preparing it we pictured ourselves sharing it with our dearest friends in our balcony on a sunny day. Sadly our dearest friends are thousands of kilometers away and the weather has been hideous lately (it feels like Autumn again). Super sad face. Anyway, we enjoyed this recipe this weekend all bundled up at home listening to the rain and watching past seasons of Masterchef. Great plan, huh?