Imagine travelling with a bunch of new friends and then you discover that one is having his birthday the next day. What’s better than a home made birthday cake? Here’s the easy backpacker recipe of a super easy water-in-the-mouth lemon cake that’s going to impress everyone and doesn’t request a lot of baking tools. Heck, who needs a birthday? Start baking already…
250 gr butter
500 gr all-purpose flour
400 gr sugar
zest and juice of one lemon
7 gr dried yeast
hand full of pine nuts
1.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and butter a (10 inch) springform pan or loaf pan (9 by 4).
2. Melt your butter in the microwave, au bain marie, or leave it out of the fridge for a while. In the meanwhile you whisk of beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the yeast and, when melted, the butter.
3. Now add the eggs, the sugar, flour, and lemon zest and juice. Mix together well and pour it into the pan. Cover with some pine nuts and bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden.
Craving for more recipes? To celebrate our brand new kitchen here at the Amstel House Hostel Berlin we are sending at least one easy backpacker recipe a week into cyberspace. We’re aiming for at least 25 easy backpacker recipes in total. Check all recipes so far here.
Having travelled the world ourselves we know how nice it is to have a hostel kitchen. It’s a great place to meet fellow travellers*. Preparing and sharing tasteful meals together, borrowing each other’s ingredients and recipes. It creates a bond… We decided to put our magic kitchen building wands to use and build you a nifty kitchen. It caters to all your needs and is free to use for all our hostel guests.
*Travelling solo or keen on meeting new people while travelling? See our other 14 tips to make friends when arriving in a new place.