Just one of those days…

Do you know these days when you just don’t want to go outside, don’t want to leave your bed, your warm appartment, the safety of your home?

Today is one of these days… It’s raining and grey outside and I’m inexplicably tired. So, when my appointment for today was cancelled, I decided to stay home, although I have a million things to do and a million errands to run. But today the world can wait. I just curl up on the couch, read a book, drink some of my favourite chai latte and …. – bake a cake. This was the only active thing I was keen on doing. It just felt like the perfect time to make sweet old-fashioned poppyseed cake with streusels on top. Hmmmmm, yummy! 🙂

The recipe is pretty simple.

For the dough just knead together:

200 grams – flour

80 grams – sugar

2 teaspoons – baking powder

4 tablespoons – milk

4 tablespoons – oil

125 grams – sour cream

Preaheat oven to 200° Celsius. Knead until dough has a moist but not sticky texture. If it’s sticky, add some more flour. Spread evenly in a baking pan.

Spread ready-to-use poppyseed mix on top of the dough.

For the streusels:

150 grams – flour

90 grams – sugar

90 grams – butter (straight out of the fridge)

Mix flour and sugar. Then add little pieces of butter and knead until all is mixed well together and you have a crumbly kind of dough. Crumble on top of poppyseed mix.

Pop the whole thing in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!



Now I’m off enjoying my piece of poppyseed cake and relax some more. Have a great day!


Watched: “Man of Steel”

Whoever’s not in the loop: this is a movie about Superman. Not sure though if it was supported by Marvel Comics or if it was somekind of independant project. But I guess it has to be at least Marvel approved when they are using the Superman logo… anyways…

I’m no fan of superhero-action-andallthatkindofstuff-movies. The reason for me watching this movie was me and my husband having a low-key, cuddly evening on the couch without much fuss. So we’d pop in the DVD and – unfortunately for me – the movie was almost 2,5 hours long. Ugh!!! Although I have to say I didn’t realized this until we were halfway through and I was longing for the big finale. 🙂 Still. For a movie that long about a superhero I don’t particularly care for, it was good. It has a good story, good actors (I especially love Amy Adams but also Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman’s earth parents) and is easy to follow – even for someone not involved in the whole Superman story.

All in all, I have to admit that the movie wasn’t half-bad, just a teensy bit too long at one point or another. Especially the end was dragged out far beyond what would have been necessary. It felt like the simple good conquering evil just wasn’t enough and they had to do it all over again. Even my husband thought this was a bit too much. But as I’ve already said, it’s good movie if you don’t expect too much and we had a great evening watching it. So two thumps up – or well maybe just one and a half