Looking back on my childhood, what I always sticks out in my mind is the delicious food my various family members served/made/gave/fed me. So many dishes, but I always think back on to the sweet cakes, breads, and cookies due to my ever present sweet tooth.
While browsing one of my favourite food blogs, I stumbled upon a picture of a cake that looked quite familiar to me. Once I read (and used) this recipe I realized it was the same cake my grandma had made me on numerous occasion, the same cake I loved dearly and knew would bring back some fond memories of the past.
So I set out to duplicate this now sentimental cake.
Once collecting all the ingredients I had to make a few necessary changes due to
lack of the certain ingredients.
2 main changes made:
- didn’t have an OJ so I used apple kiwi juice instead (its all I had!)
- a cup of plain black tea turned into Lady Grey
There are no photos that I would want to share showing the disaster that happened during the
baking process. Due to my overfilling the pans, the batter bubbled over the sides leaving a sticky uncooked mess on the bottom of my oven and the sides of the loaf pans. But after some serious cleaning I was able to restore the loaf to its almost glory.
The cake turned out tasting slightly dryer than my grandmas, but thats just because
I left it in the oven for longer than necessary. But the best discovery I made
was: using the apple juice gave the loaf an autumnal taste, and brought out the
|taste testing papabear|
|finished before the tea|