It's been a big week in our household.
Mima started High School, which is kind of scary because I don't feel older enough to have a daughter in High School, Max is recording his second album and Wilco is learning to go to the toilet and cook (decided it was time to train one of them young!)
So I booked a babysitter for the week to help me out. Time to catch up on things I've put on the back burner through the holidays.
First off I grabbed my stock pile of magazines, a cup of tea and a piece of cake and sat down and had quiet time with myself, then I got busy and posted this!
Orange and Cinnamon Teacake
perfect for a rainy day.
Yes, Sydney is rainy, again!
Along with my recipe, Ed from Ruby's Diner has kindly handed over the recipe for my all time favourite muffins (which just happen to be the inspiration for my Teacake).
Orange and Cinnamon a marriage made in heaven.
This cake was enormous, it fed my family(a couple of times over), Max's band, Rochie & Thomas and Ed.
It was delicious beyond belief and I already want to make it again.
And who doesn't love Teacake!
1 tablespoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
4 tablespoons of honey
175ml orange juice
zest of 3 large oranges
1 dessert spoon of cinnamon
Melted Butter for the top and cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling
Zest the oranges and set aside
Then I measured and sifted the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, bi-carb and salt – set aside
Line a 28cm spring form cake tin
(this is a large cake tin)
Once everything is prepped and ready to go, start.
Beat the butter,sugar and zest 'til light and fluffy
Now add half the flour mixture and mix till just combined - make sure you have someone to play with the flour while you're doing everything else(Wilco and I think it made the cake taste better!)
Then add the blended ricotta/sour cream
I folded the last half of the flour into the mixture by hand
Then bake in a 180c oven for 40 - 50min
The finished cake will look like this....moist and delicious.With a small sieve sprinkle the top with a decent layer of Cinnamon & Sugar.
Eat it with a cup of tea!
Eat it with a cup of tea!
1 tablespoon cinnamon and extra to sprinkle on top
then spoon into either non-stick muffin trays or trays lined with muffin cases and bake for 20-25min at 180c
*If you're using normal muffin trays, I'm pretty sure they'll be more than 22 muffins.
Ruby's muffins are very big.
If you can't be arsed making these go down to Ruby's Diner and hassle Ed to make them for you(you might see me down there doing the same thing)and don't forget to wash them down with a cold drip!
©Michelle Schoeps 2013
All photos taken by Michelle Schoeps
Muffin recipe kindly shared by Ed at Ruby's Diner