A lot has been happening in our kitchen over the last few days . . .
Bread . . .
And jam . . .
Cake . . .
And well, more bread . . .
But the exciting part of what’s happened in our kitchen over the last few days was this:
This eight-year-old girl here made her first loaf of bread and baked her first cake . . .
This wasn’t her just stirring and pouring and tasting the spoon . . .
This was the real thing . . . The real start to finish deal!
And I have to say, it is a little like passing on the torch . . . Not to get sentimental or anything . . .
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix:
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups safflower or grapeseed oil
Zest and juice from 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups unbleached white flour
(she used spelt)
3 teaspoons baking powder
(although I want to remake it with just 2 + 1/2)
Pour into an oiled budnt pan and bake at 350 degrees
until a knife inserted comes our clean.
I am guessing 35 minutes, but we didn’t actually time it. (Sorry)
Once cool enough, turn out onto a plate. She drizzed the top with our
fresh strawberry jam . . . And it was delicious!!!
To all the bakers out there, cheers . . . ~ Marica