Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Monday, January 7, 2019

Saint-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake

Tuesdays with Dorie
Baking Chez Moi

I was glad our first recipe for the year for Baking Chez Moi was an easy one. This loaf cake came together with minimal fuss. You really need to love poppy seeds for this one, it packs a punch of poppy seed crunch. This is also a rich cake with 4 eggs, butter and heavy cream. I think this is the first time I have added heavy cream to a cake.

I grabbed an orange at the grocery store not paying attention, obviously, as it was a blood orange. I used the rind in the recipe and it smelled great. The juice does not have the same citrus tang that regular oranges do so I missed out on the juice flavor. I only added one tablespoon of juice as I was afraid I would get a muddled weird color in my cake.

As a side note, I counted how many recipes we have left in the book, about 40 is what I came up with. I wanted to see if we would finish the book this year but it looks like 2020 will be the celebrating year. Happy New Year!

9 comments:

  1. Ha! I was actually just thinking about this (when would we finish...) Seems like 5ish years is the norm for working through a book at this pace. But it sure does seem like we're close! I love the look of your cake with the blood orange!

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  2. I love poppy seeds so this cake will be right up my alley! It looks so comforting and delicious. I'm really looking forward to trying this next fortnight.

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  3. Happy New Year!!! Your cake looks great. I am looking forward to finishing the book.

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  4. your cake looks delish! i’ll get a list of what’s left up on the site before the next nominations post....sometimes i’m like, “did we make that already?” haha.

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    1. I try to highlight them in my cookbook when we have done them. Hope that will help us on our master list. I can't believe we are on our way to finishing the second one since I have started!

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    2. I also date and make comments in my cookbooks. This will be my first cookbook that I have finished.

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  5. This is my favourite kind of cake. Yours looks wonderful!

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  6. It did have quite the crunch right?! I feel like I noticed the crunch more than the taste. I like how yours got the crack on top...mine didn't haha!

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    1. I agree you taste more of the crunch than the cake.

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