December 12, 2011

Citrus Cake

December 12, 2011
Days are getting darker and darker. The arctic lack of light creates a sub-human environment. My camera is able to perform indoors an hour or two a day. It is difficult to coordinate cooking, photographing and the rest of daily duties when there is such a short burst of daylight. Therefore I will concentrate on other responsibilities for the time being and return to blogging in January or February when the days are getting longer again. To those of you who will celebrate Christmas, I wish you happy holidays! May we all enter the new year with a deliberate mind and grateful heart. Thank you for your feedback and interest over the past months.
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47 comments:

  1. What a great photography. Really brought me in a winter wonderland. And the recipe is delish

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  2. I agree with Vera about the wonderland -- I got so used to seeing you active I really missed you since the last post haha.

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  3. Beautiful cake and love love the picture. And have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year and see you back when the daylight gets longer.

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  4. I've missed you Laksmi.....glad to see you wereable to sneak in a post before the new year. And what a stunning. Cake looks super :)

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  5. Love the orange colour of the cake. It´s so festive and cheerful!

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  6. this is just lovely! gorgeous images and a great looking dessert.

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  7. Happy Hollydays to you too !
    verO

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  8. Winter wonderland indeed.What a beautiful play going on here Lakshmi. I heart the cake. even your little lights are so very pretty and different. Have a great rest of the year, if we don't see you until the next year(but i sincerely hope i do) and a wonderful beginning to a new one. love - Soma

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  9. This cake is absolutely beautiful! And I hear you with the winter light. It's killing me and my sanity. Happy Holidays to you too!

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  10. I'm going to convince myself that this cake is actually healthy because it has fruit in it, before digging in a huge piece.

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  11. I understand your lighting issues. I've never lived in Finland but in "northern" Sweden where light was really precious. But to be honest, it doesn't seem much better in Berlin. It's just totally overcast all the time. So happy holidays to you and enjoy your little break from the whole blogging thing. I'll be super excited when you return! Every post of yours is seriously like a little present. It sounds ridiculously cheezy, but it's true.

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  12. Great photography and dessert!

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  13. A beautiful gift for our eyes. What a lovely presentation! Here is summer already started and I should use this great time for photography.
    Wishing you a very Happy Holidays!

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  14. What a gorgeous photography! Yum cake recipe!

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  15. Gorgeous photos... setting my mood for the coming year end holiday
    Have a great holiday... and wishing you a Wonderful 2012

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  16. I've been absent from Flickr for so long, I've missed seeing your beautiful photos. I'm so glad you have a blog now so I can visit.

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  17. Beautiful! Such a gorgeous cake. Have a wonderful winter my friend :-)

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  18. It looks so fabulous Lakshmi.Will miss you until your next post in Jan. Have a happy holiday and time off blogging

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  19. Your pictures are absolutely "magnifiques" as we say in French. I love coming here.
    I wish you and your family a splendid end-of-year and then beginning-of-a-new-year time.
    Best wishes, and thank you for bringing beauty as far as into my French countryside via your blog.

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  20. Awesome pictures. You really presented in simple yet so profound way.

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  21. Gorgeous Citrus Colors to brighten up this winter! Lakshmi... Like the way you've peeled that little one leaving the stem intact..

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  22. So beautiful! So happy to discover your site today!

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  23. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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  24. As gorgeous as ever! I would have loved to see a picture of the cut slice to see the texture of the cake

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  25. reminds me of winter wonderland....season's greetings laxmi ! the cake is gorgeous :)

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  26. Thank you all for the well-wishes.

    Anushruti, I gave the cake to a friend. I didn't cut it for that reason. She told me afterwards the cake was excellent in taste & texture. I was afraid her children might find it too tangy, but she said they loved it.

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  27. Your photos are always so beautiful…and this one is no exception. I love visiting your blog as it's always so visually stunning.

    Happy holidays Lakshmi and enjoy winter.

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  28. I'm sure it would have a great texture and taste...that's exactly why I wanted to see it! Your friend is very lucky to have you in her life.

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  29. Gorgeous shots. This citrus cake looks divine! I just want to dive right in for a slice or ten. Yum!

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  30. Happy New Year Lakshmi to you and yours! May it bring all the joy and magic. And may we see more lovely photographs and recipes from you!

    Love - Soma

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  31. I came back to say that I hope you had a lovely holiday season and that you're enjoying the ever longer days. :)

    I think I speak for all your readers when I say that we look forward to your return!

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  32. Hi. Just discovered your space via IndianSimmer. It's a gorgeous blog! Your Citrus cake looks delicious. Happy New Year to you too. I look forward to exploring more of your posts.

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  33. Soma, Erin & Urvashee - Happy New Year to you, too. Thank you for the kind wishes.

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  34. oh my... what gorgeous clicks!! looks very refreshing & citrus-ey :)

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  35. These are the best stylised photo's i have seen ever...well done...I Love when it shows that people truly love what they do.

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  36. I don't know about "the best", but thanks anyway :-)The cake was gooood!

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  37. you are on my favorite versatile bloggers list, do check :) http://squeakycorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-award-remember-in-my-last-post-i.html

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  38. Lakshmi, I just discovered your blog and I have to say I am so in love with it. Stunning recipes, styling and photography. Simply stunning. And pure....xx

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  39. Thank you, Prachee & Colleen, for your encouragement. I hope you are having a good start for the year.

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  40. Fantastic photos - the recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. This has to be the most beautiful citrus cake I've ever seen. Best of luck in the Best Food Blog Photo contest where I saw your entry.
    Sam

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  42. Hi. I know that you've made this cake a very long time ago but I was just wondering what size springform pan you suggest I use. I am going to try it out this week!

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    1. I would say 22-24 cm (8 1/2 - 9 1/2 inch).If you make smaller, the baking time may vary. Thicker the cake, longer it takes to bake. Good luck!

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  43. I used a 22cm pan. Was a little anxious when I saw that it made quite a stiff batter. Looked a little higher than yours but lovely and spongy on the inside. I did not have any spelt flour but it still turned out fine. I didn't manage to get many round rings out of the clementines though! Mostly broken pieces unfortunately. Also I think my white chocolate topping was a little on the thick side. Overall, I'm quite pleased and I know what to work on for next time! Thank you so much! Your blog is really inspiring!

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    1. Thanks for reporting! Spelt and wheat bake a bit differently. To me it seems wheat absorbs more liquid. When making eggless cakes, a good rule is to use as little flour as possible. This way, the cakes become very soft. It's especially good if there's no need to cut layers.

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