I was glad our first recipe for the year for Baking Chez Moi was an easy one. This loaf cake came together with minimal fuss. You really need to love poppy seeds for this one, it packs a punch of poppy seed crunch. This is also a rich cake with 4 eggs, butter and heavy cream. I think this is the first time I have added heavy cream to a cake.
I grabbed an orange at the grocery store not paying attention, obviously, as it was a blood orange. I used the rind in the recipe and it smelled great. The juice does not have the same citrus tang that regular oranges do so I missed out on the juice flavor. I only added one tablespoon of juice as I was afraid I would get a muddled weird color in my cake.
As a side note, I counted how many recipes we have left in the book, about 40 is what I came up with. I wanted to see if we would finish the book this year but it looks like 2020 will be the celebrating year. Happy New Year!