Today I think I should really talk about the state of the nation talk just given tonight at 8 pm by President Macron to extend our lockdown to May 14th – but I won’t. Its already been 4 weeks of us being inside (I went outside only 3 times to get food at the supermarket): Today I was surprised when I didn’t see a lot of people out and no lines at Monoprix, a stocked aisle of toilet paper but no flour and brown sugar ( I guess everyone is really busy making all those banana bread we have all been seeing on Instagram).
I’ll just share this cake that Pierre and I made yesterday because my brain is going into “this is too much” territory and I want to focus on some #feelgoodparis https://www.instagram.com/myparisianlife/
I’m like you and just processing it all the best I can; thanking god for my little daily routines like journaling, meditation, soap making and being a maman. Hoping to get back to able to work soon. I miss you all – and look forward to creating an online book club for us soon!
So the idea for the cake came about because I bought a ton os clementines, and I asked pierre if he could make it into a cake so he used his ‘basic’ cake ingredients base he uses for a lot of his cakes ( I guess I don’t quite know how he comes up with his recipes tbh)
He has a passion for baking, so I finally made an Instagram for him here https://www.instagram.com/pierre.patisserie/ for his 12th birthday. Oh God, I have a son who is almost a teenager! oh mon Dieu
I hope you and your family are staying safe and well?!
well, heres the recipe 🙂
Clementine Upside Down Cake Recipe
-250 g of flour
-120 g of sugar
-125 g of butter
-1/4 cup soy milk
– 1 tsp orange blossom water
-1/2 tsp ginger powder
-2 tbsp vanilla
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-2 tsp baking powder
*Serves 6*prep 15 mins*cook 30 mins
to start before mixing – preheat oven to 180 Celsius
also in a little bowl put your butter to melt and leave aside for now.
(1st) in a large bowl mix flour and sugar
then add ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and baking powder
(2nd)then add melted butter
(3rd)add milk of choice
and juice of 4 clementines
(4th) cut 8 of the clementines in circles and around the base of the buttered pan
(5th) Pour mixture in pan
bake for 30 mins
cake is finished when knife comes out clean