Monday, March 19, 2012

In the kitchen over the last few days . . . And a beginning baker . . .

A lot has been happening in our kitchen over the last few days . . .
Bread  . . .
And jam . . . 
Cake . . . 
And well, more bread . . .
But the exciting part of what's happened in our kitchen over the last few days was this:
This eight-year-old girl here made her first loaf of bread and baked her first cake . . .
This wasn't her just stirring and pouring and tasting the spoon . . .
This was the real thing . . . The real start to finish deal!
And I have to say, it is a little like passing on the torch . . .  Not to get sentimental or anything . . .  


THIS CAKE

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl mix:
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups safflower or grapeseed oil
Zest and juice from 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt
3 cups unbleached white flour
(she used spelt)
3 teaspoons baking powder
(although I want to remake it with just 2 + 1/2)

Pour into an oiled budnt pan and bake at 350 degrees
 until a knife inserted comes our clean.
I am guessing 35 minutes, but we didn't actually time it. (Sorry)
Once cool enough, turn out onto a plate. She drizzed the top with our
fresh strawberry jam . . . And it was delicious!!!



                                                             To all the bakers out there, cheers . . .  ~ Marica









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