There is barly a week left until christmas and I am already a little bit excited. In my last blog post just a few days ago I told you how busy I had been. But last friday night I did all the stuff which had to be done before the end of the year. Finally! And I plan not to check my professional e-mails and take a break from my professional Facebook account. So I could enjoy this last weekend before christmas to the full when the family of my husband visited us. I just love those lovely evenings with our families and friends anyway and it makes it so much funnier and more relaxing since I know I don’t have to check my e-mails later when I am back at home.
When I was a child Walt Disney’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was one of my favorite movies. I guess everybody knows the story about this little tough girl and her journey through a fantastic world full of lovely and less lovely creatures. And one of my favorite scene of this movie is the mad tea party with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter. Probably I developed really early a weakness for tea and lovely looking crockery (have you ever recognized all the beautiful tea pots?). But what I loved more was the fact they are celebrating their unbirthday. I mean what a beautiful idea to celebrate everyday of your life like it’s your birthday. And well, why don’t having, maybe not everyday, but more often a birthday worthy layer cake? By the way, this raspberry layer cake is without refined sugar and so light that you can even have everyday one big piece without (or almost) any guilt feelings 😉
As I maybe have already mentioned I am not a kind of low carb girl. But as someone who is really interested in all kind food I have heard of those low carb flours which are made from nuts like (de-oiled) almond or coconut flour. And as a food blogger who is naturally curious and always happy to try out new things I have to buy some (okay it is a little more than “some”… actuatally I bought 1 kg!!!) coconut flour. Amittedly I have already heard baking with coconut flour requires a lot liquids. But I was still surprised how much liquids coconut flour absorbs. So if you experiment with coconut flour it’s can be very recommandable to allow the batter to rest for about 5-10 minutes, then you can see if your batter needs more liquid or not (the batter should have the same texture as you know from “normal” batter).