Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I have not been posting nor visiting blogs as much as I would like to lately and I do want to apologise to all my blog friends for my absence. I have not forgotten you and I shall return to visit soon :). Work just got in the way and it tires me out.

Wonder what I do for a living? Well, I'm in public relations consulting. A recent 2011 poll report by indicates that amongst the most stressful jobs, pilots top the list. Not surprising at all considering the number of lives a pilot holds in his hand! Second on the list is none other than public relations executives. In fact, working in the media industry carries the highest work pressure with four of the top 10 most stressful jobs being media-related. Photojournalists were ranked fourth, newscaster fifth and advertising account executive sixth. Now, why didn't they produce this report at career week during my undergrad days??!!. Oh well, I guess with all that stress, that's where spending time in the kitchen helps.

This is a lovely soft and lemony cake with pretty specks of poppy seeds that adds a light crunch to the bite. Have a slice of this cake with a cup of can surely help to release your worries for the day! :)


40g poppy seeds
125ml milk
250g butter, softened
1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind
275g caster sugar
4 eggs
335g self-raising flour
110g plain flour
240g sour cream


1. Combine poppy seeds and milk, soak for 10 minutes.
2. Beat butter, rind and sugar with electric mixer till light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.
4. Stir in sifted flours, cream and poppy seeds into mixture, in two batches.
5. Spread mixture into pan, bake for about 1 hour at 160 deg C.


Happy baking!

petite nyonya