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Urban Food Diary with Chef Zinzie : Orange and Poppy Seed Cake

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Orange and Poppy Seed cake
Orange and Poppy Seed cake

Hey guys, welcome to the Easter edition of the Urban Food Diary, so this week it’s all about sweet treats and baking. Baking really is more scientific than cooking so if you’re trying a recipe, when you switch up the ingredients always make sure you replace a like with a like, so a liquid should be replaced with a liquid, and I like to try the original recipe then think of what flavors I want to incorporate and change.

The Editorial team and management of Urban Culxure Magazine Wishes you a Happy Easter Holiday. Remember to drive safe all the time. #CulxureZw
The Editorial team and management of Urban Culxure Magazine Wishes you a Happy Easter Holiday. Remember to drive safe all the time. #CulxureZw

So I’m giving basic recipes that you can change up and make your own, I can’t even begin to count the different things you could do with scones. Orange and Poppy could be changed to Lemon and poppy and a Pavlova can have any selection of fruits so make them your own..

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So on our Easter menu we have:

Brekkie bake: Classic Scones

Afternoon tea: Orange and poppy seed cake

Dindin Dessert: Strawberry and Orange Pavlova

 

Classic Scones You’ll need:

3cups flour

1/2 cup white sugar

5tsp baking powder

1/2tsp salt

3/4 cup butter

1egg

1cup milk

Preparation

Preheat oven to 200degrees Celcius

Grease and dust a baking sheet

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Cut in butter and rub in until you have a sandy texture

Mix the egg and milk and stir into flour mixture until well mixed.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly.

Roll out into 1/2 inch thickness, cut into 8 with a scone cutte.

Bake for 15mins

Serve with strawberry jam and whipped cream.

For variations:

*Replace milk with buttermilk, plain yoghurt or sour cream *Add 1/2 cup grated cheese fresh herbs

*Add dried fruit

Classic Scones
Classic Scones

 

Orange and Poppy Seed cake You’ll need”

1 orange

125g butter

3/4 cup castor sugar

2 eggs

1tbs poppy seeds

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup icing sugar

Fruits to garnish

300mls sweetened cream cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 180°c

Grease and line baking tin with greaseproof paper

Zest and juice the orange

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add eggs and stir in orange zest and poppy seeds

Fold in flour

Add milk

Add orange juice

Add mixture to the prepared baking tin

Bake for 50mins

Rest in tin for 5mins and turn out Cut through the middle and ice with the sweetened cream cheese

Add remaining cream cheese and fruits to garnish on top and dust with icing sugar

Orange and Poppy Seed cake
Orange and Poppy Seed cake

Strawberry and Orange Pavlova You will need

Meringue-

4egg whites

250g castor sugar

1tsp white wine vinegar

1tsp cornflour

1tsp vanilla extract

200ml melted chocolate

500g strawberries

3tsp icing sugar

350mls fresh cream

Preparation

Preheat oven to 150°C

Use a pencil to mark the size you want to make your pavlovas on your baking sheet

Whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks Whisk in sugar Whisk in vinegar, cornflour and vanilla

Spread your meringue in your marked circles

Bake for 50minutes and switch your oven off but keep your meringue in there until the they have completely cooled

Garnish splashes of melted chocolate

Add your sweetened cream to the meringue Top with your strawberries and orange segment.

Strawberry and Orange Pavlova
Strawberry and Orange Pavlova

Bon Appetit!