Do you have dishes that remind you of your childhood right away? These things you would have liked to eat every day as a 6-year-old? Maybe noodles with ketchup? Nutella bread, cinnamon toast crunch or maybe a pizza à la papa?
I have a few such dishes that immediately put me 20 years back. Often I even know where, with whom and when I ate it.
For example, in my home we sometimes had oats with sugar and cinnamon and a cup of milk for us children. That’s no different than roasted old fashioned oats with lightly caramelized sugar and cinnamon. Can you imagine how good that was?!
Rice pudding is also at the forefront. Creamy, warm rice pudding or how we call it: milk rice. Soulfood level 100 and every time a guarantor that we tidied up our toys and put on our pyjamas without complaining.
The big advantage of growing up is that you can make such dishes at any time. Theoretically daily. As a child I was sure that as soon as I grew up I would eat rice pudding and Nutella bread every day and I would probably lick out a whole bowl of dough without baking a cake.
These things have remained childhood dreams just as much as the desire to become a princess.
That’s okay, though. After all, there are so many dishes that would like to be tried. For example, I wouldn’t want to miss the Crepes with Caramelized Pears or the Baked Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze.
I still have rice pudding at regular intervals. Recently in the form of this milk rice upside-down cake.
O. M. G.
This cake is super easy to make and a dream both for the eye and the mouth.
The (untreated) organic oranges are thinly cut before baking and cooked for a few minutes in a water-sugar bath. This gives them an ideal consistency and caramelises them beautifully.
If you have A) no organic oranges at hand and/or B) don’t like the slight bitterness of the peel, you can also cut away the peel including the white part.
For the “dough” you simply cook a rice pudding as usual. After cooking mix with eggs and grated almonds, pour onto the oranges and bake.
You experience the first magic moment when you put the cake out of the mould and you see the oranges shine. So beautiful.
The second magical moment comes when you eat the first bite of the milk rice upside-down cake. Mmm. Mmmm. MMMMM…