I have spent a little bit of time in the kitchen this week. I have been refilling and rotating some of my ingredient tubs to give them a nice freshen up. When things like dates begin to get low I like to empty them out, clean the tub and put the fresh ones on the bottom to ensure the older ones get used first. I seem to use a lot of dates ! It could be because my hubby loves date scones and date and walnut loaf. They don't really get a chance to be stale but I still like to rotate them,
I have a really sweet tooth. I would much prefer dessert to main course. It has been my down fall. As my mobility has dropped my weight has risen so I try not to keep sweet treats in the house because I have absolutely no will power ! My sweet tooth craved some orange cake earlier in the week. It's a really simple one which requires a whole orange whizzed up in the blender, sugar, butter, eggs and flour.
Instead of making a larger cake I decided on smaller cakes this time and used these lovely muffin wrappers.
They baked up really well
I then added some orange butter cream made with orange juice and then sprinkled with some grated peel.
They were divine !! We still have some in the pantry and I think I will be having another one today for afternoon tea. Even though it has a whole orange in it including the peel you can't tell. It's just a lovely flavoursome cake.
I've been making some little fabric shabby flowers - I make these all of the time and set them aside for when I need them to embellish a project. I decided to make a tutorial in case you wanted to make some too.
They are really simple and use upcycled clothing that I find on the $1 racks at the local thrift shops.
The tutorial is on my channel HERE if you would like to watch it. Don't forget to subscribe whilst you are there - I am uploading little tutorials all of the time.