One would think when 4 different young women meet in an inspiring big city that lunches would look like the ones in “Sex and the city”, … And it is not completely wrong… But here is my version of our October episode entitled: “When food meets Fashion, fashion meets laughter and laughter meets tears”
I spent this week-end with my marathon friend (you might already know her by now :)), the smallest of the Lebanese successful women and a little woman that have everything sorted out. So, we were 4 extremely different characters, discussing 3 stupid topics: Man, Food and Fun, during 2 full days and sharing 1 idea: Celebrating Nat’s Birthday!
My week-end started with a glass of champagne with a man I admire who introduced me to Elie Saab (www.eliesaab.com), we then met our pregnant friend, partied with an online fashion entrepreneur and talked all night long until none of us could say “Goodnight”. The next day I watched for the second time Nadine Labaki’s new amazing movie (here is the link to its trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwib0gAJALk), enjoyed a typical Parisian brasserie and moved my hips to pop music. As you can imagine too many cakes were consumed since candles had to be blown at each stop…
But tonight I was sitting alone in the most wonderful kitchen. And remembered I should have prepared a Reine de Saba chocolate cake for breakfast the first day.
For those that shared this little dream week-end with me: here is what we will have next time we celebrate a birthday in this kitchen; and for those that don’t, this cake is one that represents me, my souvenirs and definitely one of the easiest and tastiest chocolate cakes.
- 250 g of butter
- 125 g of flour
- 250 g of sugar
- 250 g of chocolate (melted in a water bath – bain marie)
- 6 eggs
- 2 TBL de Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp of vanilla
- Preheat the oven at 180 C
- Mix the butter + sugar + eggs + chocolate
- Mix and sift the other dry ingredients together and add the mix to the egg mixture previously prepared
- Poor the mix in a circular mold of medium size and put it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the circle comes out wet and the one in the border comes out drySprinkle icing sugar on top of the cake and indulge with a scope of ice cream or some red berries.