Friday, April 25, 2014

Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Well, all I can say is that 16 miles on this end, doesn't feel quite as good as 16 miles on the before end!

My body hurts. My hips, back, stomach, feet, calves, arms. Pretty much everything.

I am exhausted.

Whose brilliant idea was this anyway?


It has been my goal every year (which now will be 3) I have run the 25K in our town to actually run the distance and more before. But it has never happened. The first year I was having problems with my hip. The second year we were gone almost until the beginning of March and then we got sick, and  I was happy to make it through the race.

And, I certainly didn't think we were going to make it this year. Training has been curtailed because of the tons of snow and wintery weather that we had into April.

But, we started adding miles in March, week after week. This past Saturday we ran 12. And today we ran 16. 

My two legs have never carried me so far in my entire life.


Mentally I am pretty stoked. Physically I am probably about the sorest I have ever been-excepting child birth. And I am tired. Tired and sore, but triumphant.

Here are some pictures from my week. No pictures of my sweaty-tired long run bod. You're welcome.

I just love bare little feet. So precious!

Potato Salad-a traditional Barefoot Hippie Easter dish.

the offspring on Easter morning

close up of Meres. I love her flushed cheeks and blue eyes. I think she is gorgeous. But, I am biased.

Another Barefoot Hippie Easter Tradition
So, Hot Milk Sponge Cake is a lot like Angel Food Cake, but a little more dense and you don't have to worry about a dozen flat egg whites. It has 6 ingredients, and we love it topped with strawberries and whipped topping. It just speaks of spring to me.

Hot Milk Sponge Cake
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter

-In a bowl, beat eggs with a mixer on high for 4 minutes, or until thick. Slowly add the sugar, beating an additional 4-5 minutes, till light and fluffy.
-While beating the butter and sugar, heat the milk and butter on the stove or in the microwave, until the butter melts.
-Add flour and baking powder, and mix just until combined.
-Add milk mixture to the batter, beating until combined.
-Pour into a greased 9x9" square pan or 9" circle pan.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out clean.
-Serve warm or cool, with fruit and whipped topping, if desired. Serves 9.
*can be doubled and baked in a 9x13" pan for 30-35 minutes.

What are you up to this weekend? We are taking off for the Windy City and a Bible Conference. I'm looking forward to good preaching and fellowship.

Have a wonderful weekend!