Sunday, February 13, 2011

Orange blossom water pound cake and papaya salad

It's cold here and it's cloudy, and it's going to rain (according to the weather forecast). So yes I want summer, I want holidays, I want white sand and hot blue water, I want to drink a cocktail on a beach and eat exotic fruits, but "you can't always get what you want" as they say. But If I can't go on a sunny exotic island, maybe the island will come to me.

I don't really think pound cakes are exotic but it depends on what you put in it and what you eat with it. You can turn a pound cake into almost anything. I added orange blossom water to reach Middle East and a papaya salad to finally land in Paradise.

For the pound cake :

Ingredients :

- 200 gr flour
- 200 gr sugar
- 200 gr butter (if you're on a diet, please don't try this at home)
- 200 gr eggs = about 4 or 5 eggs
- 2 tbspoon orange blossom water
- 1 tspoon baking soda
- 1 tspoon baking powder

Directions :

Quick and easy, you just need to add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix for about five minutes until you get an homogenous texture. Put in 455° F oven for 40 minutes. Let it cool for 15 minutes.

For the papaya salad :

Ingredients :

- 1 papaya
- 1 tspoon honey
- 1 tspoon coconut milk

Directions :

Cut the papaya into small cubes, add 1 tspoon honey, 1 tspoon coconut milk, mix together and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to get a refreshing exotic salad.
This is how I turn a pound cake into an exotic pound cake and an exotic pound cake into an imaginary flight ticket. Enjoy!

By K.


Mary said...

Your bread and salad sound delicious. I've never had a papaya salad. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

KandB. said...

Thanks Mary.