Liquorice tapioca dessert (GF)
It's a pretty high level of German and it's an entry requirement for foreigners who want to study in a university here.
To be honest, I didn't think I would pass.
I know my mom is sitting now in front of her computer, reading this and shouting at me why don't I believe in myself...
Well, it's not that. I do believe in myself, besides some occasional doubt here and there, but I am very realistic. I knew that in three of the fours parts of the exam I did pretty good, but when it came to the speaking part it wasn't so great.
Apparently it was enough, but anyway that's not what I wanted to talk about.
I used to not tell people about things that were about to happen in my life. If I would try and apply for a job or studies, if I went to an interview and even before I did some medical tests, I always kept it to myself. I was so afraid of jinxing things, I was afraid that other people will somehow effect my destiny.
But now I am older. And wiser of course. And now I tell (almost) everything whoever is willing to listen, every freakin stranger I meet.
When I realized I am doing it I tried to think what changed and why from not telling anybody anything I turned into someone who tells things literally to everybody.
I came to the conclusion that it's really because I feel ok about myself.
I know who I am, I know what I can and I know what I am worth. So it doesn't matter what others think because even if they will try and jinx things for me or send some bad energy that I don't succeed they won't manage, 'cause I am who I am and I am good enough.
So before and after this exam I told about it to a lot of people and I actually believe it effected the result I got.
I know it sounds funny.
But there are people who care about me and they actually sent good energy and wanted me to succeed. That's what I want to believe.
It took me years to understand that and all that time I was my biggest enemy. I am the one who jinxed things for me, I was the obstacle.
This being a grown up thing, it works out pretty well for me.
2 egg yolks
3tsp liquorice powder
For the apple topping:
a big knob of butter
silan or honey for drizzling
Add the other ingredients and the rest of the milk and whisk. Let it slightly boil, then reduce the heat and cook on very low heat for about 45 minutes. You gonna need to stir it every couple of minutes because the tapioca likes to stick to the bottom.
Divide the tapioca between dessert dishes or glasses. Mine was enough for four high glasses.
While the tapioca sets in the glasses peel the apples, core them and cut then into 1x1cm cubes..
In a frying pan melt some butter and let it sizzle for a few seconds. Add the apple cubes and let them fry for 5 minutes.
When they are a bit brown add the honey and shake the pan so that the honey spreads around. Let it fry for a few more minutes.
Divide the apple between the glasses with the tapioca.
Let it cool completely before topping it with some whipped cream.
You can drizzle silan or honey on top.*
*If you choose to drizzle it with honey or silan, do it right before you serve it. If you do it way before then the silan or honey are going to color your cream and it doesn't look nice anymore.