I had to change my diet 😦 Well It’s not sad news – I will be eating healthier but new diet means pretty much I need to avoid almost all already prepared food and cook everything for myself. I cannot eat anything that contains sugar, yeast, vinegar or wheat flour.
So I decided I will bake my own bread but with sourdough starter – NO YEAST.
How to make a sourdough starter? Easy peasy, check the instructions below 🙂
Scald a big glass jar – 1l / 0,5l capacity. Mix well just two ingredients and put them into the jar:
125 ml cup rye flour
125 ml warm filtered water
Cover it with linen tea towel, put in a warm place. I usually do that in the morning, in the evening I stir the dough again.
2. Day Two
In the morning I add to the jar the same amount of the flour and water as yesterday and mix it Well. Set aside. Stir again in the evening or earlier it the dough is running away from the jar. 😉
3. Day Three
Feed the dough same way as on the day two. After three hours it’s ready for baking! 🙂 Notice: only when there are air bubbles in!
It is not an ordinary, simple pie. It is super healthy and suppose to help preventing or fighting cancer.
In this recipe you use whole oranges with peel which gives bitter taste to the pie. But we use the peel for a reason – the flavonoids in orange peel have the potential to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which is linked to cancer and obesity.
Madrid is a perfect place to spend a city break. I went there on Friday afternoon and got back on Sunday evening. We got some cheap tickets and rented a small flat in the city center – we got everywhere we wanted to on foot.
Here are some nice spots and activities I would strongly recommend 🙂
1. For art lovers – Del Prado and Reina Sofia Museums
I liked the Reina Sofia Museum – lots of paintings by Salvador Dali and Picasso – including famous “The great masturbator” by Dali. There is also really cool gift shop – I got a mug and bookmark with the painting – you can also check what they have online – Reina Sofia gift shop.
When it comes to Del Prado – it is huge. Prepare to choose artists or art works you want to see. Unless you have the whole day. I didn’t. Good news is that there is a free admission from Monday to Saturday 6 pm – 8 pm and Sundays and holidays 5 pm – 7 pm. There is a line but don’t worry it goes super fast.
2. Chill out in Retiro Park
The park is a complex of gardens, fountains and buildings located at the edge of the city center. There is an artificial pond where people can rents kayaks and canoes.
Inside the park there is a beautiful palace called The Crystal Palace.
3. Walk around
As we stayed in the city center we just wandered around. Without the travel guide. We saw so many murals and other street art. Spanish people are very creative when it comes to decorating buildings.
4. Eat classic Spanish breakfast
Order coffee with milk – café con leche and bread with crushed tomatoes and olive oli – tostada con tomate y aceite.