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Baking calving and other stuff.

August 12, 2014


I think if  everybody had views like this outside their house we would all be a lot happier . A view like this brightens even a dark day. 


Even a day like this hold its own beauty and magic. 

Well calving on the farm has started and it is busy and muddy but such a great time of year welcoming the next generation of cows to the herd. 


I seem to be doing an extraordinary amount of baking lately,  trawling blogs and cookbooks for new, fun and yummy things to feed to the hungry farmer. 
He is very appreciative and encourages more trawling for new recipes and ideas. 
I’m so excited to start using more raw cream and milk in my cooking and make more cheese. 

This cake may not have any milk or cream but teamed with fresh Greek yogurt and it’s amazing.  Mr Butler’s  verdict “perfect “.


This is Petite Kitchen’s  recipe for

Boiled orange chocolate cake. 

2 oranges
2 cups ground almonds
4  heaped tbsp good quality cocoa
5  heaped tbsp honey
5 free range eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Place whole oranges in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and boil for 1 hour. Drain and then allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 160°C and grease a cake tin with butter or coconut oil. Cut oranges in half and place in to a food processor (skin pith, flesh and all). Blitz until smooth. Add the remaining cake ingredients and blitz again until smooth.

Pour in to the prepared cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from tin or it may break. 

Once the cake has cooled down completely, dust with cocoa if desired.

*gluten free
*grain free
*wheat free
*dairy free
*refined sugar free – See more at:

So many other cakes and cookies that I won’t bore you with this time. 
Till next time happy cooking and enjoy each day what ever the weather. 

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