When my city got covered with ice, a very good friend of mine, working in a bank sphere, towed me along to take pictures of that ice. We arrived at the beach and started strolling along the frozen sea looking for icy beauty.
But I got bored quite soon. I took only three pictures and after putting my camera back to the bag entertained myself by watching people manically taking pictures of themselves against the icy see.
- Sandy paste:
- 130 g butter
- 80 g powdered sugar
- 50 g almond meal
- 2 yolks
- 130 g flour
- Butter sponge cake:
- 180 g butter
- 180 g sugar
- 150 g eggs
- lemon peel of 2 lemons
- 90 g flour
- 90 g starch
- 5 g baking powder
- Blend everything in a mixer with a whisk, until evenly blended.
- Roll out thinly (around 2-3mm) and refrigerate.
- Then cut in stripes and bake under tempereture of 170ºC (338°F).
- Whip butter, eggs and sugar.
- Add lemon peel, then flour and starch.
- Knead dough.
- Put in a form and bake until cooked under temperature 180ºC (356°F).
- Refrigerate the cooked layer.
- Add gelatin to any marmalade made of red and black berries.
- Add gelatin and a bit of whipping cream (up to taste) to any scalded cream.
- Put the layer cooked of sandy paste, pour part of the scalded cream on top, cover with the biscuit, then pour marmalade.
- Leave in freezer for a while.
- Take the cake out of the form and cut in stripes.
- Put chopped strawberry on top, decorate the plate.
- Bon appetit!
At that moment I became completely sure, that nature photography is boring for me. I would with a greater pleasure shoot a girl against this ice or even more, I would put a tasty dish on this beautiful texture.
And what about nature? I’ll leave it to the real fans.