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Bounty Cake

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In the last couple of days my sugar cravings came again and I wished for the chocolate bar called Bounty. It's a sort of mixture of coconut filling and milk chocolate. It is super sweet, though. So much so, that it hurts your teeth (not exaggerating). Hence I decided to make a cake that would resemble its taste but would be on a more healthier side. Just a little bit, because let's get real, sweets are never going to be healthy :] I found numerous recipes for it but in the end I used the one from Kulinarika.net. I somewhat changed it in the cake batter part. For that I used a recipe from an old Slovenian cookbook called Kuharstvo, whose authors are Andreja Grum and Pepika Levstek. Recipe for the Bounty Cake in the link above is in Slovene, therefore I will post this recipe only in English.  


Ingredients;
For cake batter: 4 eggs8 Tbsp of water3 Tbsp of cocoa powder200g (7.05 oz) of  crystal sugar240g (8.46 oz) of flour1 bag (0.35 oz) of vanilla sugar  or  10ml (2 tsp) of vanilla …

Chapter 2: Déjà vu Part 4

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Ever since that afternoon with Logan and the lifeguards, life seemed easier and less complicated. I don't know why, but his presence makes me feel relaxed. Like I can tell him anything and he won't judge me. Before I could realize it, I spent most of my time with him and his group of friends. Even though it was nice to meet new people I knew I had to tell my friends what was really going on. They were concerned because of my recent absence. Specially Madeline. Though I could tell she was also a little suspicious about me and Logan. I couldn't avoid it. I had to trust them. It was during the last weeks of summer when I decided to spill the beans. We went surfing at Tamarama beach. Weather was nice so we stayed a little longer. Conversations brought up the subject about our parents and how some didn't like the way they were treated by them. At first I didn't want to speak out, but then I felt the need to finally reveal the whole story. »Well, I get it in a way. My mu…

LAmbAdA CAke

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I've tasted this sweet dessert couple of times and always swore I would try to do it myself, but never had the time. So, since my brother had a birthday coming up and knowing he loooves it, I just had to find the time for it. My original idea was to reconstruct Lambada dessert in a traditional way of making a cake. But this plan fell through. Structurally, it would be just too unstable. Therefore, I decided to make it like it's supposed to be done. Here is the recipe for it (in English as well as Slovene);
Ingredients / Sestavine:
Sponge Cake / Biskvit (for 16 people / za 16 ljudi)
-4 eggs/ 4 jajca -8 spoons of water/ 8 žlic vode -7.05 oz of sugar/ 200g sladkorja -8.46oz of flour                                    / 240g moke -1 bag of baking powder (0.45oz)/ 1 pecilni prašek (13 g) -1 bag of vanilla sugar (0.35oz)/ 1 vanilin sladkor (10g)
* For chocolate Spong Cake use 7.05oz of flour & 1.41oz cocoa or chocolate powder. / Za čokoladni biskvit uporabite 200g moke in 40g kakavovega…

Chapter 2: Déjà vu Part 3

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Slow down and enjoy life

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“Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” ~ Eddie Cantor
   This last few months I definitely should have slowed down but I didn't. So it was only a matter of time when something bad would happen to me. And it did. Now I have all the time on the world to reflect where it went wrong. I admit that I am sometimes or actually all the time a little stubborn. When I get something in my head that I want to do I need to do it and nothing can stop me. For certain things that is a great trait but it can also be the trait that gets you into trouble. I experienced that on my own skin.       As always I was planning a few projects that I wanted to do in next couple of weeks but I knew I had limited time. Therefore I had to stick to my schedule or it wouldn't work. I had an exam coming rapidly and some errands to carry out. With all this determination and enthusiasm I lost sense of caution an…

To do the to do list

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They say December is the busiest month of the year but I think that the title should definitely go to May and June respectively. Well especially if you're a student. I have intended to write some new posts, publish new installments of the novel for which I already have the outline of the story, do some home improvement work, etc. As you can see nothing happened yet due to the lack of time. Even though I am in the gap year I still have one exam that will make my next few weeks a living hell. Yep, Sociology exam. Something you'll never need in life or career. At least not me. So to remind myself what I need to do in the next month or so I made a to do list. It's practical and useful, if you have overcrowded mind like me. And since it's on the blog I won't be able to throw it in the trash or misplace it. Here it is.

The only thing I need now is MOTIVATION. Lots of it.
 Oh, and DISCIPLINE. 

It is possible that I won't be posting anything till mid of June but I'…