A Simple Recipe in a Complicated Country / Rebeca Monzo

Before starting have all the ingrediants on hand.



2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 cups white sugar

6 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

A pinch of nutmeg

1/4 cup lemon or orange juice


Pre-heat the oven.

Oil the pan and line it with paper

Pass all the dry ingredients through a sieve or colander.  Separate the whites and yolks.  Beat the whites until stiff, like meringue, and little by little add the sugar while beating constantly.  Add the yolks one by one.  Pour this mixture in the bowl with the dry ingredients, without beating, fold them together little by little until the mix is homogenous.  Pour this into the pan and bake it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

If you live on “my planet” and you were able to gather the six eggs, get the flour, either in the hard currency store or on the black market, happen to have a little nutmeg (if not ask your friend who travels for a little,) have a lemon, because the ideal would be orange, but if there’s none in this moment, “not even in the spiritual centers,” then you will see how easy it is to make this delicious recipe, to accompany a good breakfast or a frugal afternoon snack.

Please, don’t complain, these are very easy recipes for a very complicated country.

17 August 2013