Thoughts on Boredom with Lemon Yogurt Cake
There is a section on boredom in a book I’ve just finished reading. It mentions that Nietzche considered that only superior animals have the capacity to become bored. We do not really know if this is supposed to be a compliment for human beings, or just the opposite meaning that humans can be as unintelligent as to not occupy their minds long enough to finally encounter boredom. The boredom will cause irritation, then progress along to anger and finally towards a destructive attitude.
The book then goes on to talk about how poetry can bore some people, but I won’t go into that.
What about the kind of boredom that comes to being because of other causes? What if it was due to your obligations? Imagine you are in a job that really bores you out of your mind. It is not physical so you don’t need to move much, not social so you don’t need to speak to much people, and intellectually it bores you out of your mind. Plus, due to the fact that there is recession, you’re next more interesting job is arriving slower than you thought.
What if it were due an illness that doesn’t allow you to move and you’re so weak that keeping your mind on reading is difficult.
Or imagine you were on a long distance train, you go to the café part to grab a quick coffee and when you’re back somebody stole your book… Yeah, that happened to me once. The book was tremendously boring anyway, so perhaps the incident improved the train journey slightly.
In these cases we can assume that the boredom arrived from outside and that we didn’t create it ourselves.
I’ve been doing some baking lately. Don’t worry, the baking isn’t to fill up space where there may be boredom. Far from that! I feel there is not enough hours in the day to do everything I would like to you. I’m sure you often feel that way.
I also have a sweet tooth, but have never really been a big baker. That is going to change. Be prepared to see more sweets now.
This lemon and Greek yogurt cake is of the moist kinds of cakes. I adore cake for breakfast, not just because it is a cake, but also because of the fastness in just cutting it and eating it. No more preparation required for sleepy mornings in a rush.
250g Greek yogurt
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Grate the lemon zest and squeeze the juice from both the lemons.
In a saucepan heat the butter on very low heat then let it cool.
In a large bowl, add the eggs, yogurt and milk. Stir until mixed. Add the sugar, flour, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and baking powder.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a baking pan with butter. Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Put in the oven for about 45 minutes, checking to see if it’s cooked.
Thank you for reading!