One of my travel treats quickly made before a brief cycling trip. I wanted to make something portable, nourishing, sugarless, replenishing and tasty. Here it is:)
Last weekend I had finally overcome everything, and got on a bicycle.
Shortly: bicycles are circling in my blood. They are in my genes. And bicycling is one of the things that makes my dopamine spike like crazy:) Only last year I didn’t ride a lot, and it was at least strange. Something shifted after my last falling off the bike and getting the knee injuries and the new scars. Perhaps it affected me psychologically more than ever, as a physical yoga practice was impossible for weeks (which was the hardest fact to accept. Only there’s always a seed of goodness in everything that’s happening. A traumatic experience gives us a chance to slow down and to take a new look at things).
A week ago I just pulled out my lovely pedal-powered machine to get rid of all the fears and to feel that bliss again – 1000% energy boost and lots of joy whilst having a ride:) We all get our kicks from different things. I’m getting happy every time I see cyclists on the road:) And from the rides obviously:)
dozen of apricots, pitted and halved
1/2 cup raspberries, rinsed and drained
500 g cottage cheese
100 ml sour cream
2 heaped tbsp plain flour
1 heaped tbsp candied orange peel
1 tbsp honey
lots of cinnamon:) (1 heaped teaspoon)
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a medium-sized baking (20cm square) dish .
In a medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, eggs, honey and sour cream (if you have time and want more tender and creamy pie, process cottage cheese mixed with sour cream and honey in a blender/food processor cup until smooth. Beat the eggs and combine with cottage cheese).
Mix in flour and cinnamon. Stir in candied orange peel. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Arrange apricot halves and raspberries onto the surface slightly pressing them into the mixture. Bake about 30-35 minutes until golden brown around the edges. Serve hot with yogurt or crème fraîche, or leave for an hour or longer to cool and firm up.