Monday, February 14, 2011

Baking with the girls - Part 2

Semalam, I was too tired to update on my baking class with the girls. On Saturday tu kan, I buat the baking class. Tapi, oleh kerana kemalasan yang amat sangat, I didnt take any photos of the girls, cuma ambik gambar end product je. Ishk! apa la I ni...

Pagi ni pun I dont intend to write panjang2, just wanna tulis a short entry sebab I'm running late. The girls bangun lambat, mak dia pun bangun lambat, with so many things to do termasuk la nak siapkan their breakfast, so, I dont have a choice. Dah ler kejap lagi nak exercise.

Today is going to be week 7 of me exercising and dieting. And starting from today, I'll revamp what we eat coz aku nak try low calorie diet macam K.Min buat. I wanna see progress this week. I hope to see it. Kalau takde drop on the weighing scale by end of this week, memang nangis la aku.. huhuhu.. I've gained weight last week. I think the weight gained came from muscle mass. I know, I'm supposed to be happy coz I'm shrinking, but I'm not! huwaaaa... sedih sedih.. especially bila tengok pinggang K.Min yang kecik tu.

Eh! aku ni lari topic pulak. Back to the girls' baking class. We baked Sicilian Orange Cake. But this time, I bake them in cuppies.

The recipe (source : Ellie)
Thank you Rima for introducing this delicious recipe, I can never get enough of it.

Sicilian Orange Cake Recipe
(Adapted from Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escape)
Makes 1 x 22-cm cake, to serve about 8

250 g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
220 g caster sugar ( I reduced the sugar)
4 medium eggs
1 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
250 g self raising flour
85 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
For the icing:
125 g icing sugar
5 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 22-cm clip-sided round cake with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Using an electric whisk, cream the butter and sugar together for 4-5 minutes until very pale. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating very well between each one, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the orange zest. Add the flour all at once and mix in well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly buttered foil.
  4. Leave the cake, in its tin, to cool on a wire rack, then carefully remove the sides and base of the tin and peel off the paper. Put it onto a serving plate.
  5. For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in the orange juice until you have a spreadable consistency. Spread it over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides, and leave to set. Serve cut into slices, and store any leftovers in an airtight container.


  1. nampak sedap je..
    pos cket ke sini.

  2. comey
    tk sabar plak nk tunggu hasya besar.,..nk bake sesama :D

  3. I memang suka segala kek dijadikan kapkek sebab dulu kala kalau masak kek besar, ada jer disasternya but slowly n surely *cewah* I dah ada konfiden sket to bake big cake.

  4. saya_arief,

    it's delicious. cuba la bake kat rumah recipe tu :D

  5. zarin,

    kalau tgk master chef junior, budak2 kecik dah pandai masak. haa.. maybe hasya pun dah boleh join her mummy in the kitchen. :)

    i started cooking with the girls a bit lambat for their age, sampai sekarang, nak bukak stove pun takut. fenin kepala mama dia org..

  6. CS,

    I pulak suka cupcakes sebab sekali ngap je, terus boleh telan. pastu boleh masukkan dalam their lunch box the next day, takyah susah2 nak potong.. hehe.. malas sungguh mak sorang ni :D

  7. Lepas ni sure astro introduce programme masak-masak macam Jr masterchef tu! Ada chance Shidah, anak-anak you masuk! Ok tak?

    BTW, memang we couldn't get enough of the Sicilian Orange Cake tu..kan? ;)

  8. K.Lili,

    hahaha.. rasanya memang takde chance budak2 ni nak masuk sebab baru 2 sessi belajar memasak dgn mak. :D

    yup! sicilian orange cake tu berantu. sekali makan, nak lagi, lagi dan lagi. pastu bila tgk dah habis baru menyesal. punyala byk calorie masuk perut :D

  9. Wah bestnya combination, I can taste it already sour and sweet, I use to do it with lemon ...oh no nak bake la pulak : )

  10. Mel,

    the cake is actually sweet tasting. maybe sebab the oranges yg I guna tu sweet. If u dont like cake yg manis, u can cut the sugar to 200gm. :)

    ps : bake with Ash this weekend. she'd love it! :D