There is nothing better than good food after a bike ride. For the last six years I have been cycling and eating all over the world. From grilled snakes in Cambodia to wild pigs in France. With this menu you can discover all my pedal powered adventures. Explore & Enjoy
After days of grueling cycling in the vast Desierto de Vizcaino, San Ignacio is a truly welcoming sight for the hungry, tired and thirsty cyclist. From mile after mile of arid cactus covered desert the traveler is treated to a lush oasis of dense date palms planted by Jesuit monks back in the 18th century.
A lazy day was spent snoozing and sketching in the town square before camping beneath the date palms on the banks of the river were my new fiends Rob and Jill was a perfect way to unwind. Sleeping under the date palms the campsite owner added icing to the cake by delivered a freshly baked date cake to enjoy with that first cup of coffee.
Here is the recipe.
2 cups chopped San Ignacio dates 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup sugar 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites (beaten stiff) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1. Preheat your oven to 325º.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and sugar and fold in the egg whites.
3. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, and blend. Now add the chopped dates.
4. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared baking tin and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.