Sponge Cake!

Hello everyone! I’m sorry it’s been a while I have been pretty busy lately but I’m sure I will be back on track soon! So the other day, I made some sponge cake for my class. I had never seen a sponge cake in a bundt pan before but I decided to give it a try!

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My class really enjoyed this cake and I think you may as well, so here is the recipe:

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 – 9 inch tube cake

6 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Separate the eggs. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until very thick and lemon colored. Beat in sugar gradually. Add water, lemon extract and lemon rind. Beat in flour.
In another bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Then add cream of tartar and salt. Beat mixture until whites are stiff, but not until they are dry. Fold this whipped mixture into yolk mixture.
Pour batter into an ungreased 9 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for one hour, or until done.

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I highly suggest this recipe! It tastes great especially with strawberries!

Thank you to: http://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/glorious-sponge-cake/detail.aspx?evt19=1

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Awards!!

Wow! I am so grateful for the awards that I’ve just been nominated for! First, I would love to thank the amazing Jhuls! I am so thankful! Jhuls has nominated me for the Blog of the Year 2013! Oh my gosh, thank you so much! Next I want to thank Poppy, for nominating me for my second star! She’s great you should check out her blog! Thanks so much!! Next, I would like to thank Fae! Thanks so much for nominating me for my third star! She is so amazing! Thanks again!

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Here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars! You can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

Nominations:

Fae’s Twist & Tango
Bitter Sweet
More Food, Please
Poppy’s Patisserie
Go Bake Yourself

Secondly, but certainly not least, I would love to thank Shivaay Delights and Jhulsfor the versatile award! I am so incredibly thankful is so kind of them to nominate me so, Dimple and JhulsI really really appreciate that! Thanks again!

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RULES of Versatile Blogger Award, if you accept:

1. Display the award image on your blog.

2. Mention and link-back to the blogger who nominated you .

3. Nominate 15 bloggers you think deserve the award.

4. Inform your nominees that you have honored them with nominations

5. Write 7 facts about yourself.

Nominations:

Easy Baked
Sinsations-Cakes to drool over
Sophie’s Foodie Files
Yummy Chunklet
Oh Lidia
Rabbit Can Bake
Cupcake Artist
A Pug In The Kitchen
Honk If You’re Vegan
Loving Homemade
Dentist Chef
The After School Chef
Silk And Spice
Fudging Ahead
At 350 Degrees

Seven Random Facts About Me:

1. I am currently teaching myself to play the ukulele! I’m learning Cough Syrup by Young the Giant!
2. I am not very fond of clowns, apart from the ones who aren’t purposely trying to be creepy.
3. I don’t consider myself a good drawer but, I love to do it.
4. I am currently reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
5. My favorite kind of cheese is Brie.
6. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii.
7. In school, I am taking Spanish.

Thanks again! 🙂

Key Lime Pie Take Two!

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If you recall, I made key lime pie a couple months ago and I decided to revisit the idea. I think you should try this recipe:

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 pie (Or make your own)
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime rind. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN! Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices and whipped cream if desired.

I loved my key lime pie and so did my classmates!

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