Zebra cake

I used to bake zebra cake with my mom when I was in primary school. It was a really popular cake in Poland. There is not much flavor in it, it is just a regular babka cake but the look of it is so impressive.

5 eggs, yolks and whites seperately
1 cup sugar
1 cup Sprite
1 cup canola oil
3 cups flour + 2 heaping spoonfulls
2 spoons cocoa
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 spoons orange juice

Mix 3 cups of flour with baking powder. Use a mixer to whip the whites until the foam gets thick, at the end of whipping add sugar, keep mixing while adding yolks. Then add flour, oil and the Sprite alternately, keep mixing and add orange juice. Split the dough into two even parts, add 2 heaping spoonfulls of flour to one of them and 2 spoons of cocoa to the another one. Use a round pan, grease it with butter and sprinkle with flour. Alternately put one spoon of the dark dough and one spoon of the white dough into the pan. Bake at 325 F for the first 20 minutes and then decrease the temperature to 340 F and bake for another 35 minutes. Poke the cake with a toothpick. If the toothpick is dry, the cake is ready.

Recipe inspiration from the "Moje wypieki" blog.
I took this picture in 2010 at the Calgary Zoo. The picture is really funny, the zebras look like they were mad at each other. They stand so symetrically, no photoshop :)

Fat Thursday

Fat Thursday (Polish TÅ‚usty Czwartek) is a holiday we celebrate in Poland today! This holiday may sound funny but it is a day when we don't need to count our calories. Any type of food is ok, and of course donuts are the must :) No dieting today!

Happy Fat Thursday Everyone :D I love this holiday!!!
Still hot...These mini donuts are made only from 3 ingredients: vanilla yoghurt, eggs and self-raising flour, sprinkled with icing sugar. Enjoy!
This article is from the last year but you can read more about Fat Thursday here

The sun and chocolate crepes

Enjoying the sun and chocolate pancakes... or should I say chocolate crepes. It's another culinary difference between Poland and Canada. In Poland we call them pancakes when here in Canada they are called crepes. Bon apetit! I made those yesterday, you can eat them with whipped cream, cream cheese or I like them with yoghurt, add any toppings you like.
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