Monday, March 24, 2014

Music Monday #53

Ben Howard - The Fear

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lemon tarts

It has been a while since I baked something. Most of the time I bake simple cake or cupcakes, but this time I wanted to make something different and decided on lemon tarts.


200 g flour
100 g butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg yolk
cold water

3 lemons
2 eggs
125 g sugar
60 g ground almonds
125 ml whipped cream

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar. Add the butter in little pieces and mash it through the flour and sugar. Add the egg yolk and a little bit of water and knead the mixture until it is a smooth dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and line the cake tins with it (I had enough dough for about 6 tins of 9 cm diameter). Line the cake bottoms with baking paper and place baking beans in them. Bake them for about 10 minutes and then remove the baking paper.
Put the juice of the lemons in a bowl and add the eggs, sugar, ground almonds and whipped cream. Whisk the mixture and pour in on the cake bottoms. Bake it for about 20-25 minutes.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Music Monday #52

I discovered Tom Odell's music just recently. I really like all of his songs, but especially Another love. I love how this song starts out quite slow, but increasingly gets more powerful. 

Tom Odell - Another love

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Finished painting

Today I finished another painting. This one is really the first one that hasn't been standing against my wall for months before I knew how to continue. It's not perfect, but I feel like I'm getting a little better at painting noses and mouths.