After a great holiday in Vienna, was on vacation hang-over for almost week, the reason for late part2. Coming back to summer cottage, yes this time we were again on the lake side, but weather Goddess was in bad mood, we had gray clouds and showers! We spent evening indoors. Sitting in front of large window we could see whole lake thro’ trees. Trust me I could sit hours staring. Sometime silence are best for humans, I had time for introspection, clearing my wandering thoughts finally some peace. within few hours I felt like my mind was devoid of thoughts, which is very rare. God heaven, felt light relaxed and happy.
Curtain in my room
Papaya salad and fresh super spicy red chilies
Yea tall trees
For dinner Somjai cooked wonderful Thai food, shame on me I forgot the name, but it was super delicious and extra spicy. Cold outside and warm, spicy food, num num. One another fact I loved was my room. I had my room on the first floor, close to the roof, which was tapering down, so it was like a little princess room. that was enough to make me even more special. After all good food, walk outside and few mins on the lake side peer, I had best sleep of the year. Next day morning for breakfast we enjoyed my pound cake, it was refreshing, flavor from lemon, hmmm yum! Each of us decided to do our own things, photo-shoot, walk on the endless rood, still water, rock and talk tree, spoke millions. It was truly an experience in life.
For lunch again Somjai cooked papaya salad with sticky rice and my mint chicken, wonderful. We slept again then it was smoke sauna time, we girls giggled had fun. Finally next day there was some warm sun, before we left the place. So got to see the blue sky and lake looked gorgeous, Technically I can go endlessly when sun was shining I sat on the peer with ipod, wish I could go once in a month to get recharged……..But, and but always remains in Life
Finally some blue sky
Was totally in love with lemon zest
I got lucky feather in egg box
Don’t they look gorgeous?
Perfect with tea!
125 gram butter
180 gram flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
4 large eggs separated
185 gram sugar
1 table spoon of cognac or brandy or rum
1 1/2 – 2 tsp grated lemon zest
50-75 grams of choco chips according to your taste
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan. Sift the flour along with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. Whip the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Beat sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks until light and lemon-colored and then add the Cognac and zest. Gradually fold the sifted flour mixture into the butter-egg mixture. Fold in the beaten egg whites just until the batter is smooth. Now add in chocolate chips and mix till they are uniformly mixed Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick pierced in the center comes up clean.