I had a tub of sour cream and some oranges that needed using, so decided to make Orange Sour Cream Loaves. I doubled the recipe because I wanted to use the whole tub of sour cream. My close up photos sucked, sorry.
Orange Sour Cream Loaf:
1 cup full fat sour cream
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
Zest of 3 oranges
1 tsp real vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
½ cup extra light olive oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan. Cut a piece of parchment paper to size and place it in the bottom of the pan.
In a food processor, process sour cream, granulated sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla extract, salt, olive oil, and baking powder together. Add the flour and pulse until combined, being careful not to over mix.
Pour the cake batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Wait for 10 minutes and carefully remove to a cooling rack.
For soaking warm cake
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
While the cake is cooking, add the orange juice and granulated sugar to a small sauce pan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is melted and the liquid is mainly clear. About 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Place the cooling rack on top of a piece of wax paper. Spoon the mixture over the cake. Allow the cake to finish cooling.
For glazing cooled cake
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
Mix together powdered sugar and orange juice. Spoon glaze over the top and let the cake set up overnight before serving.
***I did not put the glaze on my loaves it doesn't need it in my opinion. This recipe is a keeper, if you like the taste of orange you will love this. It has the consistency of a pound cake and is really moist.
I then had some carrots and apples that needed using up, so I made Carrot Zucchini Muffins. Here is the link to the recipe I also posted the recipe here I made a triple batch.
I then decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, using the recipe from the Golden Crisco package. Here is the recipe, I don't put nuts in mine or make ice cream bars with them!!
By the time I had done all that it was 11am. Now dh has been
I went to the veggie patch to see if I could find any carrots and onions, and found both and put them to good use. So I made a large shepherd's pie that I will put in the freezer and it is a easy meal for us all.
I finally did get around to cleaning out the fridge which isn't a job I love doing. I did have a good throw out in the condiment shelf as some things have been hanging around for quite a while. I have never seen the fridge as empty in a long while, even dh noticed it.
I don't have a light bulb in the top of the fridge as I find it bright enough with just the one bulb.
So all this happened just because I wanted to clean my fridge out. Due to doing all that, the only other things I got done on Tuesday was a big load of laundry washed, dried and ironed, supper made, dog poop picked up and fire wood brought in for the fire. Another busy day around here.