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 CareerCast.com 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 coffee...aaahhhh....it can surely help to release your worries for the day! :)

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Ingredients:
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

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Method:
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.

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Happy baking!

petite nyonya

16 comments:

  1. Oops...again! I don't believe it, I commented twice and both times I accidentally exit after I commented!
    Gosh, being unemployed like me can be stressful too! That is one of the reason why I bake all the time!
    Kesian! Do some gardening and weed out all that stress and work pressure, and then go bake some more, treat yourself to a tall glass of cold Shandy, put your legs up and relax.
    And having a slice of that soft, moist and lovely golden cake of yours can certainly make a difference! :)

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  2. Yes gardening and weeding is great for stress and eating is superb for work pressure!! :) Nice cake.

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  3. It's so nice to see you back and relaxing in the kitchen (of course for some the kitchen is stressful) I have not been as consistant has I have in the past, but with school just about over for the summer I hope that will change. I won't mention the stress I get each day in I work in the school's clinic or we call it the health room. :D

    The cake looks wonderful, I love poppy seed cake, and I would love a piece right now.

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  4. Was supposed to be trained as a pilot... there is a saying that goes 'doctors bury the dead while pilots get buried together with the dead'...
    The cake looks so lovely...

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  5. Thanks for the recipe, we already made it and it was delicious.

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  6. Cooking and eating is always a great way to relieve stress :) The cake looks super moist!

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  7. Exquisit poppy cake, looks great, I love it.
    "PICARONES " is a flour mixture and pumpkin or squash, fried like a donut and sugar cane syrup or molasses is not processed sugar, thanks for the comment, hugs

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  8. Poor Joslyn, hopefully I still spell your name correctly! haha.... Wow, what a busy lady you're. I guess you're as busy as the momsies too. Yes, it has been a long long time. Miss you dearly. You should spend some time at the gym too, to keep you healthy. I think we all busy with something. What to do! It's LIFE!!!! Do take care and relax.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  9. oooh laala. looks so soft and delicious.

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  10. This cake looks absolutely delicious! Loving your blog and so glad to be your newest follower! :)

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  11. Love the combo of this! Great for afternoon tea!

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  12. this is my first time visiting here
    this is a nice blog..your content is great..i will be back soon visiting you again..see ya

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  13. It looks so inviting with a cuppa. Have a good weekend!

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  14. I love lemon and poppy seeds cake! Looks so good! Looking forward to see more recipes from you. :)

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  15. Looks so good! V strangely, I can't get poppy seeds in SG. It's frustrating since I like them in my cakes and breads!! :)

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