03 March 2010

corner view "coffee companion"



One of my favorite things to have with my coffee is whole wheat biscuits. A little boring, and un photogenic, I´m afraid. So instead, I´ll share with you a typical spanish yogurt cake. I love this recipe. Who needs high tech utensils.... when one really only needs a yoghurt container...

1 whole fat natural yoghurt
3 yoghurt containers of flour
2 yoghurt containers of sugar
3 eggs
1/2 yoghurt container of corn oil
1 teaspoon of baking powder

Mix the wet ingredients together. Sift in the dry ingredients. Bake at 175C .

Next week´s theme comes from our resident chef, Cate, and it´s "miniature worlds". Can anyone who has an idea for the following week, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Happy Corner Viewing!

P.S. My friend Mike, over at Mike´s Photo World, has just started a two month photography trip across the US. Basically.... my dream.... he´s doing it..... If you´d like to follow along, and live vicariously through his lens, check out his blog. It´s going to be amazing!





89 comments:

ibb said...

Tortilla de patata with coffee and milk.
You are invited!

trinsch said...

mmm, that does look good. and simple. i like that :)

(but i don't believe that you, of all, cannot make a whole wheat biscuit look totally awesome and delicious on a photo. in fact, i know you can)

Bichos da Matos said...

I love yogurt cake, my grandmother used to do it when I was little! Happy week and I will sure follow your friend's trip;)

pien said...

happy yummie coffe jane!

[how about 'your front door' as a theme?]

Daan said...

I do love yoghurt and cake!

(i'd love to see your 'Front Door' maybe a CVtheme?)

-x-

Daan said...

wow Pien that's scary! i didn't read the other comments and we've put the same theme *shock*

pien said...

wow daan that IS scary!

Elisabelle said...

I think it is very photogenic!
Great photo and thanks for the recipe:)

Kasia said...

sounds delicious!

Lollipop said...

hey dear!
Seems good this cake!
I'm brainstorming for you!
take care
leonôr

Janina Modaal said...

Mmmmm, looks delicious!
I'm a cake-addict, so I'll surely try this at home :).

missvanham said...

@ daan and pien!! wauw dit is echt ongelovelijk!!

I love yogurt cake hmmmmm
happy day jane

Purple Flowers said...

The cake sounds really good. I'm sure it's moist w/the yogurt.
I'll follow Dan on his journey through the US looking through his lens. Thanks for sharing.

Polly said...

oh yum, this sounds good, I love yoghurt!

great photo

(is it cheating if I post my corner view tomorrow?)

Francesca said...

We make yoghurt cake too, only with 2 eggs.

soisses said...

thanks for recipe!

Crescent Moon said...

It's very clever, that all the measuring is done with the container. Thanks for the recipe!

MyrtilleD said...

I think the yogurt cake is typical french too and i love it ;-)

As i don't drink much coffee, i prefer to show you in what i drink when i drink some...

Have a good week

Line said...

miam perfect with coffee!!!

Jenna said...

looks yummy!

McGillicutty said...

Morning... I made it on Wed for a change. Thanks for the recipe, any new recipes are gratefully received.

Theme for nxt week, how 'bout favorite footwear! I have a snazzy pair of sandals I"m dying to show off... but I probably don't even need an excuse!! LOL.

Besos!!

l i s e said...

like your photo
we do yogurt cakes here, my kids favorite but we had chocolate...
have a nice day

Ma life à moi said...

Yoghurt cake, simple and good, a classic here, miam !

cindy said...

the recipe looks great and mike's trip sounds terrific. i'll visit his blog.

Lisa notes... said...

Regardless of what you're photographing, your photos are never unphotogenic. You have such an eye to show us things in a more beautiful light.

I'm not a coffee drinker so I have to be a companion for hot chocolate instead.

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Nice picture Jane. And the yoghurt cake sounds good. I love that it is all measured with the yoghurt container (regular single portion size?) - makes it so easy. I also love the US cup measurements and sticks of butter - so straight forward, no pfaffing with weighing everything.

juanita de la vega said...

Black coffee and youghurt biscuits... Hmmm I do prefer "café con leche"; but I will try the biscuits! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
besotes

Emily said...

That whole wheat biscuit looks pretty good to me! (And it's a welcome relief from the virtual sugar rush I've just been posting!) Happy Corner Viewing!

epe said...

gracias por tus lindas palabras jane! (y por esta deliciosa receta que pondré en práctica).

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I got the recipe,you got your first lesson "to tinker" with... poladroid ;)
http://www.poladroid.net/download.html

Have a nice day, and thnaks for this gourmand corner !

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I got the recipe,you got your first lesson "to tinker" with... poladroid ;)
http://www.poladroid.net/download.html

Have a nice day, and thanks for this gourmand corner !

Cate said...

oh, jane, i am pretty sure that a wheat biscuit would taste just right-with a little olive oil and honey on it!

one (maybe idiotic) question about the cake: are we talking a small container or a big one? i'm guessing small, but have to ask.

perhaps my mini-chefs will do a special "spain jane" cake next week in one of my classes. would we have permission?

Cabrizette said...

Bon appétit ; )

elisvermeulen said...

how big is a yoghurt container?
your photo is wonderful. Will you put it in the pinestreet shop too?

Christy said...

Mmm sounds good! And how fun for your friend. I hope you get to live the dream one day too!!

aimee said...

it's true! coffee is so hard to photograph without a delicate leaf drifting through the cappuccino foam. i've tried so many times to take pictures of mine - because it looks so good in person - and on the other end of the shutter it looks like i've captured a mug of Pennzoil.

you on the other hand made your coffee look dynamite. i have no coffee to show today, but i'm drinking it - a grande verona with two shots of espresso - does that count?

laméditerraine said...

There's a yoghourt cake here in Valencia called 'coca de llanda', my grandmother is an expert:)
Please don't say that something is not photographic, every single thing you capture is.

Big kisses

kim said...

i love your photos so much! i love the simplicity, and adore blue and white!!! miss you!

urbaNiche said...

thanks for sharing the yummilicious recipe!

kim said...

uh, 175 C = ? F?

KathyA said...

YUM! I'll try it!

Joyce said...

Yahoo... my friend a cup of coffee with you this morning, a recipe and another wonderful blog to follow. How lucky can a girl be? Thank you!! Many hugs... xo

Kimmie said...

looks yummy - and easy! Happy coffee today!

rinomata said...

i love this "easy" yogurt cake, espacially my mum's!!

anna said...

Sounds yummie! Never baked with yoghurt, but I think this is worth a shot, a theme..communication?

Ocean Girl said...

Simply yummy!

Corner viewing is really challenging but looking at your easy stride, I know I can do it:)

Thank you Jane, for hosting. The ultimate challenge of self-portrait theme comes to my mind:)

kenza said...

Thanks for the recipe! Your cookie looks delicious!

P I A said...

Jane, you made me so thirsty and hungry with today's corner view! Have a nice day!

nicola@which name? said...

simple and tasty. and you know what? i am glad someone picked a yummy as a coffee companion. i love all the perspectives on the themes each week!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

RosaMaría said...

that yogurth cake souns great!! i must try to make it!

Brit said...

Ooh I love looking at the US through someone else's lens! That will be a fun one to follow!

That recipe looks pretty good and all basic ingredients! I'll try that out soon!

Mlle Paradis said...

i love everything yogurt! i will definitely try this!

janis said...

Jane from Spain - I'll take a wheat biscuit too - with coffee of course! Not boring at all :^) Thanks for Mike's link - sounds very interesting!

Kathy said...

Wait........what size yoghurt container? And....bake for how long?............Thanks...K

Talooky said...

So I'm in too..

Yummie coffee biscuit, indeed.

Valerie said...

i love your photo ! airy and fresh.

the spanish yoghurt cake is very similar to its french fellow, excepted we add vanilla extract & not necessarily corn oil, but very often sunflower oil.

i have a nice evening planned wisiting all the corner view people, i'm sure this theme will be suiter popular ;) !
enjoy your cuppa !

Valerie said...

oops i mean : quite popular

isabelle said...

yogurt cake is one of the first recipe I learnt when I was a kid ... sweet memories !!

Angie Muresan said...

Oh MY!!! You can bet I will make this cake on the weekend!
The idea of these corner views is so enchanting! Are you all still accepting contributors (me? please?).

Di said...

Hmm, the cake sounds good! I love a soft and squishy chocolate chip cookie anytime - as long as it is minus the coffee!!

CrowNology said...

Yummy.
My coffee is black and I'm quitting on the love offerings (aka cupcakes) at the cafe. The jeans are tight. :(
Great theme for next week!
Andrea

kristina - no penny for them said...

gorgeous photo, as always... would try the recipe if my oven was working. oh well.

a theme could be "recent best read" (i need recommendations, so very selfish suggestion...)

Bonnie said...

mmmm ... i think i need a coffee !!

i miss participating in corner view ! life is just a bit hectic at the moment ... this is the first time i've even sat and read blogs this week and it's thursday already !! sheesh ... i will be back soon though ... once things settle down ...

Mulot said...

Can I have a piece of it ? Please ???

Cathy said...

I really like your corner view idea, plus your photos are always just brilliant.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Wheat biscuits are a LOT more appropriate than the hot dogs that I paired with my coffee in today's post. Sigh.

Theresa said...

SJ, Excellent, and thanks for the connection to Mike. Here are some random ideas. My favorite animal. Light. My favorite fruit. Humor. What art means to me. My favorite poem. But I like front door too.

sunnymama said...

Sounds yummy and is photogenic too! :)

Allegria said...

Oooh yum! What sized yogurt container? I HAVE to try this!

I'm posted. Sorry I missed last week. Uff.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yours is healthy. Mine would have chocolate in it :-)
jj

jgy said...

I love whole wheat biscuits or anything ww, so to me it doesn't sound boring. This does it, I have to meet you one day for coffee and something whole wheat!!!
xo

life in yonder said...

That looks delicious! I'll have to make some these week end.

Ritva said...

cannot eat any sweets :(
but would like to have coffee with you :)
hugs dear jane!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

what about 'lent'? is important for many catholics here in ireland. some give up whiskey, somegive up sweets, some give up blogging.....

P I A said...

Thanks a lot Jane! Can't wait for the next task :)

alexandria said...

I say...yes please and yum!

Kari said...

love the photo. I can see the steam on the coffee - love that.
I'm gonna have to try this recipe.
thanks.

Eva's House said...

This is one of my fab cakes, and the children loves to make it. I use olive oil instead of the corn one, you have to try it!

Crescent Moon said...

I have quite a few ideas for miniature worlds, but I have posted most of them in the past. There is the fairy garden that I made in one corner of the garden, my son's table top garden, or some of the dolls I've made, along with their accessories . Since I have already used all those, I'll have to think of something new. Maybe insects.

latisha said...

jane - love this yum yum. ive taken a hiatus from corner view and blogging really (got busy and pregnant!) but would love to join again starting next week. it keeps me blogging.

latisha

AG Ambroult said...

Yay! My first corner view, posted today. thanks!
http://agaelemental.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-this-that.html

Sunmallia said...

Now here is my kind of recipe, thanks for the info. Also on Mike's Photo Blog. John and I tried to do this 3 years ago, but the dogs got in to horrible fights and we came home after 2 weeks on the road. We just got our new trailer a week ago and everyone has a place of their own so doing a test run in April, yahoo! Have a great weekend lovely girl :)

Adèle said...

hi!
sorry, i'm running out for this corner view!
of course you can add my link, i'll do the same :)

Adèle said...

I finally search in my 8000 shots and I found a picture of my coffee companion! I'll post it

Skylar said...

Love the yogurt cake, it looks yummy. How about "Nature", "Happiness",
"My Neighborhood", "What Makes Me Strong", "My Family", "My Friends", "My Hobbies" or "Simple Joys" for CV themes? I just randomly got a bunch of ideas. :)

Cacahuete_sr said...

this looks so yummy! although i'm sure your other option would still be photogenic :) and thanks for the link to Mike's blog-I'll definitely check it out as there is so much of the US that I haven't seen!

Inner Toddler said...

maybe an ant hill? pretty tiny world in there. it's fun being closer to your time zone Jane... :)

Cherry B said...

I like "What makes me strong" as well as "Favorite quotes" or "Best childhood memories" for a future CV theme. I also think, "What makes you fearless" would be a nice one to have as we embark on Spring and many changes. Mike's blog sounds interesting and your recipe looks deeee-lish! Thanks for sharing :)

la casita said...

ahhh i know this recipe, my mum used to make it quite often when I was a child, because as you said, she liked the idea of not using techno kitchen utensil!
thanks for remind it to me :)))

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