This years Easter celebration was a smaller version of anything I usually would do.
We were taking it very easy and slow. It is actually not bad at all to just roll up to the table without any fuss.
The good thing with being “my mothers child” is that I had everything in my fridge, freezer and cabinets and didn’t really have to go to the store.
The table is set ready to go. We are doing a cold-smoked salmon, salmon baked in the oven with just some pesto on top, colored eggs with white caviar, pickled herring, scalloped potatoes, salad and veggies.
And to finish it off, I improvised an orange cake. A simple cake served with heavy whipped cream and fresh berries. There is not much that can top that.
Simple Orange cake
1 cup sugar
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 small eggs ( or one large egg)
1 organic orange (or 1 well scrubbed regular orange)
1 tbs good oil
3 tbs heavy cream
Cut the orange into wedges. Take off any seeds and add the orange pieces into a food processor. Grind/pulse the orange pieces into a smooth paste.
Add all the ingredients and mix until it becomes a smooth (relatively thick) batter.
Grease and flour a spring pan. Pour the batter into the pan.
Bake in a 325F (175C) degree oven until golden brown and until a cake tester (or toothpick) comes out clean without any sticky batter on it.
I love serving a simple cake like this with some whipped heavy cream and fresh berries.
I love having fresh flowers in the house. And what screams Easter more than tulips?
Can’t wait for my tulips in the garden to bloom by the way.
Thanks to my sister my house has a little bit more of an Easter feeling.
Enjoy your Easter and what little is left of the weekend.