Sunday, November 13, 2011

Orange and Almond Cake

If I'm out at a cafe and looking for something to nibble on I can't ever go past an Orange and Almond cake or slice if it's going! We've got a lot of oranges in the fruit bowl that the fickle little people are ignoring, so a Google search for an orange cake revealed a delicious sounding Orange and Almond cake on the SBS site. This makes a beautiful cake, it's lovely and moist! Here it is, well my slightly modified version anyway!

The finished product, doesn't it look lovely!

2 oranges
6 eggs
200g caster sugar
250g almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
Extra caster sugar for dusting before baking
Margarine or oil spray (for greasing the pan)

Wash oranges and place, unpeeled, in a pot of boiling water for 1 hour, drain, refill pot with fresh water and boil for a further hour. Cut the oranges into quarters, remove any pips and then use a food processor to puree the whole oranges till smooth. Cool to room temperature.

The 'cooked' oranges, ready for blending!

Preheat the oven to 190°c. Break 6 eggs into a mixing bowl or blender. Add caster sugar and beat or blend together. Add the almond meal, baking powder and blend.

Ready for baking, it's a lovely and smooth batter

Grease a 20cm spring form baking pan with margarine (or oil spray) and dust with caster sugar. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour to an hour and a half or until the top is golden brown. Mine took exactly one hour.

Served with freshly whipped cream topped with orange zest.


Monday, June 20, 2011

It's been a while!

So I've been a bit busy lately... 2011 started off pretty busy and so I though what about adding a little more to that full plate and starting uni??? Yep, so my first unit was statistics, I had two assignments and an exam and did well on both the assignments, still waiting for my exam results but hoping I passed, it was really tough!

So anyway, I've been doing some cooking but I haven't done any sewing for months :( I miss it but I know if I start that I won't get any study done at all so for the moment it's study and cooking :)

Bella at the Park


Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Fabric!

I love getting new fabric that I've ordered online! I love opening the box, checking out each fabric and then later folding it all up and putting it up on my stash shelf. Here's what I got this order!



I love to read sewing blogs, I get lots of inspiration from looking at what others are creating, this morning I came across something really beautiful, so beautiful I wanted to share it with you all.

Amy from During Quiet Time created this little beauty! Go on over to her blog and check out what's behind the door! Have a look around while you're there, she makes some gorgeous things :)

Created by Amy of During Quiet Time

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrate the Boy!

Thanks to Nic for the heads up on Celebrate the Boy month on Made... can't wait to see what they come up with, I'm sure I'll collect a few more projects to add to the to-do list! Click the image below for all the details :)

I'm going to use this post as a reminder of all the things I want to make...

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