Suddenly spring! Three weeks ago we were under the snow and now spring is here! The first sign is the almond tree flowering. And with spring comes my feeling for fresh colors in the house, and especially pink which is my favorite color. I started taking everything pink from the closets : quilts, cushions, blankets... with a will to transform the house atmosphere. With enthusiasm (I don't know for how long) I began to air, brush, wash... in a word spring cleaning.
Apart from cleaning and decorating, I baked a brioche and this orange cake. This is a classical family recipe I used to make a lot for my children :
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter
- pinch of salt
- Orange peel + 1 orange juice
- 4 eggs
Lay butter and spread sugar in a rectangular baking pan and pour the mixture.
Put in the oven at 180 o C (327 o F) for 45 mn to 1 hour.
Just out of the oven, pour some cognac or rum and sprinkle a little icing sugar.
This cake is the easiest possible to make, and always successful!
After decorating and baking, let's start a little gardening... Quilting tomorrow...