I want to live simply.
I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on.
I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove.
I want to listen to my body fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to.
I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself.
I just want to be, boundless and infinite.
~ Anonymous ~
Sweet words and thoughts to end the week with, while my mind is frantically seeking the answers to how has time passed so quickly. It seems no later than a few moments ago 2014 was upon us and now end of winter is within reach. I can almost smell the spring in the air and as it is tip toeing closer, so is the release of my second cookbook.
I’ll be soon heading south, to Provence, to capture in photograph everything I’ve been carefully crafting these past months. If you fancy instagram, as much as I do, you should know I’ll be sharing lots of process photos there.
For now, I leave you with recent favourite – baked doughnuts. They are scented with rosemary and lavender, an unordinary duo, that brings forth both the earthy and flowery notes, that work together beautifully.
Have a lovely week!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground lavender
- 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons melted butter, plus extra for greasing tins
- 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 100 g/ 7 oz white chocolate
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat the oven to 180C/375F.
- Grease mini doughnut tins and set aside.
- Mix all the dry ingredients.
- Whisk together all the wet ingredients.
- Gently stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ones, till all combined.
- Transfer the dough to piping bag or a simple bag with a corner cut and fill the doughnut moulds halfway through.
- Bake the doughnuts for 9 minutes.
- Turn onto a rack and let them cool completely.
- For the glaze, melt the chocolate over the double boiler, take of the heat and stir in the butter.
- Dip the doughnuts in the chocolate glaze and either serve immediately or allow for the icing to set.