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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
It is still cold here this morning but there is a distinct change in the air. The squirrels are playing up and down the trees a little faster, the birds are actually singing and I can smell the earth rising above the cold. Yes, I think spring is around the corner.
Very soon, I will walk out to the garden and see the budding crocus and daffodil peeking their lovely heads out of the ground.
I wait in anticipation for that first sunny day when we can walk in the woods and enjoy the canvas of spring.
The countryside will be bursting with spring babies frolicking in the fields.
In honour of my optimistic Spring feeling today I am giving you a recipe for a lovely Daffodil Cake. I hope you try it and it brings a little sunshine to your day.
Your favorite angel food batter or a box mix
6 egg yolks, beaten
1 t. orange extract
3 T. cream cheese, softened
1/3. c. orange juice concentrated, thawed
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Make the angel food batter. Set aside about 3 cups; pour the rest into an ungreased tube pan.
Add egg yolks and orange extract to reserved batter and fold together. Spoon into tube pan over plain batter. Bake until toothpick in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool and unmold.
To make the glaze, mix together the cream cheese and orange juice concentrate. Whisk in the sugar. Drizzle over cooled cake.
I am proud of my Canadian, Norwegian and British heritage, it greatly influences my art and the way I decorate my 235 year old farmhouse. I am a vegan earth mother living in Canada. My passion is my family, my furry darlings and my art. I do all that I can for the welfare of all creatures great and small. I live a life that I fill with magic, blessings and bliss for myself and my loved ones.