>> Monday, March 26, 2012
If there was one cake that I had made so many times but never blogged, this must be it. I still remember the baking frenzy for the fruit pastry cake when we first saw at Happy Home Baking, it captured so much attention. We all loved it. Whenever there were extra fruits, (stone fruits especially), this would be the first I'd think of. Despite it's look, it's neither a butter cake nor a sponge, yet it has the lightness.
Oh, the oven here, it's a long story.. and so I kept it in the oven for over an hour and forty five, foiled at the top, ofcourse, with a temperature you think your cake will never bake till tomorrow, and yes, it was just as good. There isn't a photo of proof, I brought them to my friend's place and I'm glad it was polished off the plate.
Fruit Pastry Cake Recipe(adapted from HappyHomeBaking)100g butter160g caster sugar50g low fat greek yogurt3 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp lemon or orange zest210g plain flour1 tsp baking powder3 Tbsp poppy seeds3 nectarinesa handful of blueberriesMethod:1. Preheat oven to 180C.2.Cream butter, sugar and yogurt until light and fluffy.3. Add in eggs one at a time and beat until combined.4. Mix in vanilla and lemon/orange zest.5. Sift in flour and baking powder. Mix until incorporated and fold in poppy seed.6. Pour batter onto a 8" lined round pan. Lay fruits at the top. Sprinkle some sugar over the fruits.7. Bake for 60-70 mins.8. Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 5-10 mins. Remove cake from pan and let to cool on a wire rack.
Coffee isn't exactly my new addiction, I just don't think there's anyone who can live without it here. Is it a peer pressure? I spotted a french restaurant from reading cafe reviews and thought I'd get a bite for some pretty cakes. It was such a disappointment that the cakes were completely gone at 2ish afternoon and they don't close till 5. Why Brisbane, why? .. or shall I say France?
I settled with a quiche and it didn't work. Nope. It didn't. I was so looking forward to the cakes.
...and so I walked away for gelato. Yes, I hold grudges.