Tort pt nasi / Cake for the godparents

Exista un moment in viata fiecarui om cand ia o decizie foarte importanta. La mine si sotul meu a fost un timp scurt, invers proportional cu importanta deciziei. In 3 saptamani eram casatoriti fara sa visam macar ca s-ar putea intampla. Desi imprejurarile ne-au condus catre o schimbare radicala a statutului social, de la iubiti la sot si sotie, decizia a fost luata cu cea mai mare siguranta si sinceritate. A fost ca si cand ai in fata ta ceea ce ti-ai dorit dintotdeauna dar n-ai avut curajul sa il iei si era atunci ori niciodata, si asa ne-am casatorit. In cea mai friguroasa zi a lunii februarie in 2012, intr-o iarna cu cele mai joase temperaturi inregistrate pt acea luna, si cu zapada de 1 metru, am zis da in fata primarului si am semnat actele.

Nunta religioasa trebuia si ea sa vina, ca procesul sa fie complet. Asa ca intr-o buna zi am zis: la anu’ facem nunta! Hotarat! Si sotul meu n-a obiectat… Ma asteptam la o “lupta” serioasa macar de data aceasta insa totul a venit natural, ca la casatoria civila. Si uite asa am pornit in cautare de nasi. Aici decizia a fost foarte greu de luat insa si de aceasta data intelepciunea feminina intruchipata de mine a avut ultimul cuvant si iata-ne porniti pe un drum frumos si furtunos. La romani e traditie sa mergi la nasi oficial, cu un cadou si sa le ceri sa iti fie parinti spirituali. Nasii nostri sunt mai tineri ca noi dar casatoriti sunt de 5 ani, cam de cand dateaza si relatia noastra si am zis sa alegem si cu inima si cu mintea. Noi zicem ca alegerea e una buna si iata-ma in fata dumneavostra, cititori dragi cu tortul dus nasilor la prima noastra intalnire in calitate de fini si nasi nu doar de prieteni.

t1

Coincidenta sau nu, de data asta tortul a iesit asa cum am vrut eu si tare mandra mi-s de realizarea mea.

t2

A fost facut din blat simplu de vanilie, crema mousse cu aroma de mango si cu primele mele incercari de flori din fondant.

tr1

Sper sa va placa.

English version:

There is a moment in everyone’s life when a very important decision has to be taken. Me and my husband had a very short time, inversely proportional to the importance of the decision, when the moment came to get married. In three weeks we were married without even dreaming that it might happen. Although circumstances have led us to a radical change in the social status, from lovers to husband and wife, the decision was made with the highest level of emotional safety and honesty. It was as if you had  in your face something you’ve always wanted but never had the courage to take it and it was then or never, so we got married. In the coldest day of February 2012, in a month with the lowest temperatures registered for that time, with the snow 3 feet high, we signed the papers in front of the mayor.

The religious ceremony had to come as well, so the process would be complete. So one day I said to my husband “next year we’ll have the big party wedding!” It’s decided! And my husband didn’t object … I was expecting a “fight” this time but it all came naturally as the civil marriage. And so I started looking for the godparents. This decision was very difficult to take but this time the “ultimate feminine wisdom” embodied by myself had the last word, again, and here we start our lives on a nice road but pretty bumpy, getting ready for the big day.

The wedding in Romania is a long chain of traditions and events and so we needed to make an official visit to our future godparents bringing a gift and “asking” them to be your spiritual parents. They are younger than us but they are married for 5 years, about the same time we started dating officially and so we said to choose with the heart and mind as well so we chose them. So here I am in front of you , my dears with the cake I baked for my godparents for our first official meeting in the new roles, not just as friends.
Coincidence or not, this time the cake came out perfect, just as I wanted and I am very proud of my achievement.

I made it put of vanilla sponge, mango cream mousse and my first fondant flowers attempts.

I hope you like it 🙂

Bilute cu cirese alcoolice / Alcoholic cherry balls

De curand mi-am aniversat al 29lea an de viata. Fara modestie va spun ca m-am nascut in cea mai frumoasa zodie, in cea mai frumoasa zi, 4 iunie. M-am simtit ca pestele in apa in zodia Gemenilor  si am profitat mereu de beneficiile ei dar am acceptat si partile mai putin placute asumandu-mi fiecare gargaune pe care l-am avut, cu mandrie si maturitate.

Sunt un vesnic admirator al oamenilor sinceri, al celor care au putina nebunie, curaj si al celor care se mandresc cu ce au, indiferent cat e de putin. Sunt puternic legata de familie, prieteni, oameni si locuri. Pt mine cuvantul acasa inseamna oriunde ma simt bine, chiar si intr-o camera mica de camin studentesc alaturi de niste oameni speciali. Consider ca totul in viata de intampla cu un scop si problema omului este ca intelege acel scop tarziu insa la timp. Cred in soarta si in faptul ca intr-un fel pasii iti sunt scrisi de devinitate dar mai cred si ca omul poate alege sa fie bun si acest lucru  un fel de datorie a fiecaruia dintre noi. Iata cu ce mi-am rasfatat colegii de munca, de ziua mea de nastere.

Bilute cu cirese alcoolizate, care se fac din:

  • 500 gr biscuiti cu cacao, macinati
  • 100 gr margarina
  • 150 ml lapte
  • 4 lg zahar
  • Si cirese din ciresata, sau visine din visinata

Procedeul este cat se poate de simplu. Macinam biscuitii si punem peste el margarina, laptele, zaharul si o esenta de rom. Amestecam pana obtinem o pasta maleabila.

bila1

Luam in mana putina pasta si inauntru bagam un fruct si facem o biluta pe care o tavalim prin nuca de cocos.

bila2

Se lasa la frigider cateva ore si se savureaza repede.

bila3

Pe langa aceste bilute dragi mie din copilarie, am facut si o prajitura cu 2 blaturi simple si crema ganache peste care am ras ciocolata neagra.

praji1

Pofta mare!

English version:

Recently, I celebrated my 29th year of life. Without modesty I can say that I was born in the most beautiful sign in the most beautiful day, June 4th. I felt like a fish in water being born in the Gemini sign and I have always taken the advantages but I also accepted the less pleasant parts assuming each crazy idea or attitude that I had, with pride and maturity.
I am an eternal fan of honest people, of those who have a drop of madness and courage and of those who are proud of what they have, no matter how little it is. I am strongly tied to family, friends, people and places. Word “home” means to me wherever I feel good, even in a small Dormitory room next to some special people. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and man’s big problem is that he understands the purpose later in time but just at the right time. I believe in fate and that somehow our footsteps follow a written pattern and we become what we are supposed to be but I also believe that man can choose to be good and this is kind of or ultimate duty, of each of us.

Here’s how I spoiled my colleagues at work for my birthday.
Alcoholic cherry balls, which are made of:

  • 500 gr cocoa biscuits, crushed
  • 100 gr margarine
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 4 Tbs sugar
  • And cherries from a special alcoholic cherry drink we make in Romania in summer time

The process is quite simple. Crushed biscuits are put together with the margarine, milk, sugar and rum. Stir until you get a malleable paste. Then take some in your hand and make a ball with a fruit stuffing inside and roll it through some coconut flakes. Leave them in the fridge a few hours and enjoy it quickly.
Besides these balls I love since childhood, I made a cake with two simple tops and cream ganache over which I shaved some black chocolate.

Enjoy!