On the 23rd April this week we celebrated Saint Jordi’s Day here in Barcelona, where the streets are filled with roses and book stalls. You can read more about this festivity in my post here from last year.
With regards to the giving roses part of the tradition, it’s not exclusively a romantic thing. It’s very polite for companies to give roses to their employees and business to give roses to their clients. That is how this year I finished the day with three roses: one from Mr. H. and another two from my local supermarket. The lady at the supermarket was only supposed to give me one rose, but she was in a good mood and snuck me another one.
The well wishes did not end there. When we got home, Mr. H. realised that there was a poem behind the receipt (in Catalan). How cute is that for a supermarket?
With all these Easter photos I’ve been posting lately, I feel like I’ve nearly abandoned the usual positioning of my blog. Today I’m back at it with my usual ramblings and a recipe. The recipe for today, strawberry and white chocolate cake, is very similar to this berry and yogurt cake.
2 cups flour, 250g strawberries, 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup sour milk, 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 100g butter
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a baking pan with some butter.
Melt the butter. Wash and cut the strawberries into pieces.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sugar, sour milk, flour, baking powder and butter. Mix. Add the strawberries and white chocolate chips. Mix.
Pour into the baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
Thank you for reading!