Well, life got in the way of blogging this weekend, but I’m not complaining! We had a wonderful weekend full of friends and family and gorgeous weather. Here’s what we were up to today:
I made this week’s SMS recipe on Friday night, but just haven’t found time to blog about it. Now, it’s pushing midnight on Sunday so I’ll keep this brief. The recipe was chosen by Melissa of Lulu the Baker: whole orange poppy seed cake! The cake uses an entire orange (skin and all) and I was really excited to give it a shot. We made a tart using an entire lemon for TWD not too long ago and it was way far too bitter for everyone who tried it, but I was hopeful I’d have more luck with the orange! I’m not a fan of poppy seeds so I skipped them but otherwise made the recipe exactly as written.
This cake smelled ridiculously good as it baked – I love the smell of oranges! The cake is topped with a glaze made from lemon juice, orange juice and sugar. The glaze made the top of the cake quite shiny and kept it really moist! We enjoyed some of the cake for breakfast this morning before heading to Shane’s triathlon and everyone liked it! It had great orange flavor and you really couldn’t detect any bitterness resulting from the use of the entire orange. I’ll definitely make it again!
Thanks to Melissa for selecting this week’s recipe – you can find it on her blog if you’d like to give it a shot!