31-03-09

Easter egg overdose

It seems like my parents chickens are in Easter mood. They lay 3 eggs a day and it gives an abundance (read: overdose) of eggs. Needless to say my folks distribute eggs to all family members and I got in to a baking franzy.

I'd like to share the recipe I found on Salihan's blog and borrowed her picture. Mine was made with frozen blueberries

cake

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • Moro Extra Light Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup Moro Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • plain yoghurt and icing sugar mixture, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Spray a 6cm deep, 19cm square cake pan with oil. Line base and sides with 2 layers of baking paper.
  2. Place oil, eggs, sugar and extract in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add half the flour. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with blueberries.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean (cover cake with foil during cooking if over browning). Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes. Line a wire rack with baking paper. Turn cake top-side up onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with yoghurt.

Tried it and love it, It's easy and delicious !

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09-02-09

Hooked ?

Yes, I think I'm hooked. After seeing all that beautifull stuff at Attic 24's blog, I got hooked and started on the hexagon blanket. I'm up to 6 of 159 hexagons.

In the meantime I also started crochetting on the Babette Blanket and it's totally addictive. I decided to make mine in different shades of Noro Kureyon. I really like how it looks.

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Well I like how the squares look  Lachen because there is still a lot to crochet and then have to sew everything together. I'm hoping to finish the Babette by the end of March at the latest so keep posted for more pics.

This weekend I decided to try out Lucie's (Attic 24) Carrot cake. I can't compare with other carrot cakes 'cause it's the first I ever tasted, but I loved it ! The recipe is to be found here and it's easy peasy. Here's my result : I like the little touch of spring with the daffodils in the background.

 

 

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My BF made a delicious cup of coffee with whipped milk to go with the cake and lit some candles for even more atmosphere.

  

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 Life can be great!

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