Monday, March 29, 2010

Orange Spongecake.

So, I am completely enamored with this old Italian family recipe-book that I have. When I was in high school, my graphic design class was hired to produce it. It was my job, so I managed to print myself a copy, and boy, am I sure glad! It's been a source of recent happiness (for all members of the family, not just me!)

My latest baking endeavor was this scrumptious orange spongecake. It was nearly a domestic fail, as it kept wanting to spill over into the oven. ugh. Yet I managed to salvage it, and it was a big hit and Monday night family dinner at Jesse's. I find myself at a disadvantage with this cookbook for a few reasons.

     1. There are no pictures which tell me what it supposed to look like.
     2. Sometimes they forget to tell you which pan to use.
     3. I don't personally know Aunt Aggie, so I can't call her up for help with her recipe.

I find myself improvising and experimenting, but so far it has worked out. It's quite the adventure.

Oh, and I am in love with my new colorful cookery. They make me so happy to be domestic.


He Took MY Last Name said...

I LOVE your cookware Alisha! And I am glad that Jesse is now well fed. I have been telling him for years he needs more food lol :)

What a yummy looking spongecake! :D
Keep up the good work! I have a cookbook all about cheeseburgers (I have two copies) if you would like it?

Love, Christie

andrea k. said...

your bowls and spoons look so happy and summery! good work friend.

sharon said...

beautiful! very inspiring. i love your cookware as well. i love things that stack into themselves... especially cause my kitchen is so small. anyways, bravo on a job well done!