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Sunday, November 27, 2011

:: It's the small things ::

Good evening to all !!!

I can't believe what a slow and laaaazy Sunday this has been. I have barely even touched my hooks today, (not good). I guess it has to do with all the eating that has been done 'round here in the last few days. Even though I am a vegetarian and don't really eat the turkey, it still has it's effects. Or maybe it's just a general case of food coma. Whatever the case may be, absolutely nothing has gotten done today. Except maybe for this post.
Actually, I did bake a lil ol cake yesterday. The recipe came frome one of my Chilean cook books. It's a twist on an old fashioned homey kinda cake. The kind my mother in law use to bake for her family as a special breakfast treat on Sabbath mornings.

I also want to share with you a couple of things that I've completed recently.
You know, those "just because I felt like it" little things.
Oh yes, and I won't forget to post my cake recipe for my friend Lorena.

First I'd like to introduce you to Helga, my miniature Elephant, isn't she adorable? Only problem is that now she is lost, for the life of me I can't remember where I put her. Helga please come home!!!


Something girlie for me!!!

And finally, quequito con cafesito for Mr. W and me.

The recipe:

Queque casero  (Homey cake)
 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
13/4 cups low protein flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 buttermilk ( I use 2%)
1 tspn lemon or orange zest
1 tspn vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 tspn confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder, alternating with the buttermilk. Add the lemon/orange zest, vanilla and pecans, stir to mix.
Pour the batter into a well buttered and floured loaf pan, bake 40 to 45 minutes. insert tooth pick in center to check for doneness
Dust with powdered sugar if desired. cool well before slicing or it will fall apart like mine did. (we couldn't wait)     :)
Note; this is a very thick batter, I like to add a bit more milk to make it creamier.

And that my dears just about sums up my Sunday.
Have a super great week everyone!!!!

P.S Let me know how it turns out Lory!!!



  1. Oh No! You have made me laugh Anna…. How could you knit such a cutie and the lose her! Jaja How can you lose an elephant???? jajaja
    Such a pretty things you crocheted there. I have to say. The elephant is really nice and neat. The flower is very feminine... treat yourself, of course.... now the cake! How was it? What did your husband say?
    The recipe looks very similar if not the same thing I do.... it is a very simple thing to do, but somehow, it does affect "who" does it in the final result... referente a la BUENA MANO!
    Obviously me, being Chilean, I have a perfect hand for a Chilean queque! jajajaja

  2. That cake recipe sounds delicious, and I hope you find Helga very soon--she's adooooorable! :)

  3. Oh my gosh Lory, I lost my elephant!!!! I don't have a good feeling about this.
    The last time she was seen was on Thanksgiving day. My son and daughter in law came over with their Doberman pincsher, and she loves small squishy things.

    I have been making a few small things lately, just for fun. I made the flower brooch on Friday night just because I felt like decorating one of my cardigans to wear the next day. Of course I ended up wearing something different.

    Anyway, about that cake, it turned out really tasty, and yes, Mr. W liked it. I used
    orange rind instead of lemon, so it had a different twist. It was a cozy treat at the end of the day. Le falto la manito Chilena, maybe that's why it crumbled a bit when I first cut into it, hmmmm. hahaha!!!!!
    Well, back to looking for my Helga.

    Take care!!!! More animal posts later this week.

  4. Hey there Kristin, thanks for dropping by. I am beside my self. I can't believe she is lost. And I really have looked everywhere. :(