My daugher's best friend is another 4-year-old named Anna Sophia. Both girls are mixed (French-Japanese/ Korean-Mexican), both wear Dora-like bobs and are often mistaken for twins. They are inseparable at school, attend ballet class together on Saturday mornings and like to go for hot chocolate afterwards. They are constantly giving each other little gifts: paper butterflies on sticks, clothespin dolls, all imaginatively decorated.
Recently they baked together for the first time. They made a yogurt cake which seems ideal, as it involves only mixing and bakes quickly. It is delicious and healthy too, soft and moist, tasting of girly innocence.
Gateau au yaourt (adapted from Clothilde at Chocolate & Zuchini)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of yogurt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F) and butter a round cake pan. Have children mix together all the ingredients in a big bowl, chanting "mix-it mix-it cho-co-lat." Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. Eat while fresh and warm out of the oven.