Man o man, it's been a long time since I have had the time to pay attention to this blog of mine. I am sorry that I have neglected my beloved blog, but mostly sorry that I have also neglected to visit and comment on my blogging friend's sites. I will be making the rounds this week to catch up and see what you baking geniuses have been up to. July started off with and AMAZING vacation and I returned last Monday night to a whole host of work stuff and other commitments, so just now getting back to my normal hectic life!
So, short and sweet. This weeks SMS recipe is whole orange poppyseed cake chosen by Melissa of Lulu the Baker. You can get the recipe HERE. I just made this cake (its 11:30PM on Sunday night) so its still sitting on the table and I don't have any tasting notes as a result. But...sounds like my fellow SMS bakers really liked this cake. What I can tell you is that it was SUPER easy to make - most of the time is baking/waiting time, and it smells fantastic. As the name explains, this cake uses an entire whole orange - peel and rind and all. Wish I could taste it but I will live vicariously through others for now. I would like to try this without the poppyseeds and with dark chocolate chunks - what do you think?
Thanks Melissa for picking and hosting this week and thanks Karen from Karen's Cookies Cakes and More for helping me with admin stuff while I was traveling and thanks to all you faithful SMS bakers for your patience while I was out. I am back for a long while now. See you next Sunday.