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Offline johnro

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Orange and Poppy Seed Cake
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:50:09 am »

This recipe is a loose adaptation of the original by Greta  Bhasin p 178 in Generous  Helping: Treasure d Recipes from the People of Qld

I made 2 cakes the first using the ingredients listed 1st  while the 2nd cake was made with the ingredients in italics. I also made it with 2 different methods in TMX – firstly I creamed butter and sugar and used the butterfly whereas the 2nd cake was made similar to ILB chocolate cake. The first was very light and almost sponge like while the 2nd was slightly denser - my preference was the 2nd cake as the orange juice obviously produced a stronger flavour - both were great!!

175g butter
240g castor sugar / raw sugar
Zest of orange
3 eggs
130g SR flour
130g P flour
1Ό tsp baking powder
Ύ cup milk or whole orange cut into Ό (skin and all as with whole orange cake)
60g poppy seeds

60ml orange juice +  60g castor sugar

1.   Pre heat oven 180⁰C – grease and line cake tin.
2.   Place butter, sugar and orange zest in TMX – cream together initially speed 2 increase speed 6 – 30sec, then insert butterfly – add eggs and beat speed 4 - 1 min (add all ingredients  - orange instead of milk - except poppy seeds to TMX , slowly increase speed to speed 6 - 1 min – if following method for 2nd cake add poppy seeds and mix through speed 4 - 10 secs or mix through by hand).
3.   Add milk, flours and baking powder – mix 30sec speed 6.
4.   Add poppy seeds – follow method instruction 2 above.
5.   Bake until 35-40mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
6.   Remove from oven and prick cake with fork – pout over hot syrup and leave to cool completely.
7.   To make syrup – add juice and sugar to TMX - 100⁰C speed 2 - 3 mins – pour immediately over cake
8.   Serve with natural yogurt or crθme fraiche
Hope you enjoy as much as we did!!!!  :)  :)

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Katiej - It was easy to make and tastes lovely.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2014, 01:23:08 am by judydawn »
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Re: Orange and Poppy Seed Cake
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 12:11:43 pm »
I made this cake today, following the second method (all in one method).
I've not made the whole orange cake before, so using the whole orange was new to me.

It was easy to make and tastes lovely.

Katie from Adelaide, SA

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Re: Orange and Poppy Seed Cake
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 12:26:00 pm »
Looks delicious Katie.I wonder if it work with a whole lemon ;D
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Re: Orange and Poppy Seed Cake
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 12:36:43 pm »
Another good choice for the challenge Katie.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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