Friday, December 17, 2010

Strawberry-Peach Swirl Pound Cake


Weather for Te Awamutu today,
Season :
Spring
Forecast :
Rain
Temp : 25°C | 17°C
Current :
Light Breeze With Late Fog
Temp : 20°C



Salam, Kia Ora...

I made this pound cake yesterday from whatever strawberries that are left in the fridge.  From today onwards, there's no more strawberries left in the fridge.  I've enough of strawberries...hahahaz.  Next week, if weather permits I'll be going to the blueberry farm with some friends to hand pick our own blueberries. 

Do expect blueberries recipes in my entries 2 weeks later....hehehez :D.  Hmmzzz I supposed I've to slow down on my baking and dessert making, otherwise the 3 of us will pack on more weight :( aiyayay.  I only had 2 slices of the pound cake (1 yesterday and the other 1 today), I could have eaten more.  Asked hb how many he wanted and he said just 1 slice and gave 1 slice to Jannah.  I quickly packed the rest and asked hb to share it with his work mates today.

This cake was too yummy to resist especially when I ate the chilled one today.  Reminds me of my younger days when I still didn't know how to bake.  It tastes like Sara Lee strawberry swirl pound cake....hhhmmzz delicioso :p.  My favourite part of the cake is the burnt puree on the side of the cake.  I will definitely bake more of this cake, its simply, brilliantly, absolutely, perfectly, irresistibly yummmeehh....hahahaz was I over doing it??




Source : Creature Comfort's blog

Strawberry-Peach Swirl Pound Cake
Makes 1 loaf (adapted from Everyday Foods).
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 total cups peeled peaches and strawberries fresh or frozen - if frozen, bring to room temperature over a strainer and allow excess juices to drain. (I used fresh strawberries and canned peaches)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 2-6 tablespoons sugar for berries (I only used 3/4 cup sugar plus 3 tblsp sugar for berries)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon course salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature (I used left over vanilla custard from the Strawberry CheeseCake Semifreddo  recipe)
1. Preheat oven to 350 (Fahrenheit).  Lightly butter 5x9 inch loaf pan and line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides; butter parchment.  In a food processes, puree strawberries and peaches with 2-6 tablespoons of sugar (depending on desired sweetness).  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.
2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy, 5 minutes.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed.  With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
3. Transfer half the batter to pan and dot with 1/2 cup strawberry-peach puree.  Repeat with remaining batter and puree.  With a skewer or thin-bladed knife, swirl batter and puree together.  Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours.  Let cool in pan on a wire rack, 30 minutes.  Lift cake out of pan and place on a serving plate; let cool completely before slicing.  Store cooled cake, wrapped tightly in plastic at room temperature, up to 3 days.
Optional:  Top with a dollop of remaining fruit puree and/or some sweetened whipped cream (I added a touch of lemon zest while mixing mine and it was delicious).



Note :
  1. I baked mine @ 160 deg C.  I didn't check for how long I baked it for, maybe abt 45 mins, maybe longer.
  2. I only added half cup of the puree as I felt that there was too much puree in the cake and it was making the cake mixture afloat.
  3. What I did with the leftover puree was, boil it and add half a tsp of gelatin till it thickens and serve it with the cake.
Seems like most of my FB & blogger friends are going for a holiday this w/end.  Enjoy yourself peeps....

Me Te Aroha...With Love,
Anie ;)
Strawberry on Foodista

16 comments:

Yat Maria said...

Babe

apa u bake musti ai rasa nak wat jugak..tangan ada 2 jer, abih manyak menda lain nak kena buat..haizzz..tapi akak ku usahakan 1 persatu..cewahhh..

anyways kan babe, ai baca balik comment ai pat yr post, ya rabbi..pontang panting spelling dia...muahhaha...maapkan daku yg sangat malas nak proof read segala comments beofre hitting send..kalo cikgu ai baca, confirm fail arr...dah lah dude asyik ngomel, bahasa rojak ai kat my blog, spelling errors jgn cakap arr..sampai anak ai cakap that ai have to slow down and take a breather..elehhh kalo ai take a breather dia tolong kemas umah, ok lah kan..ni cakap jer potpet2 pandai, tolong kemas tak nak, asyik kat depan computer, if not that game thingy, if not merayap, if not bola, or cycling..ntah apa2 lagi la.. ehh panjangnya ai ngomel kat sini..maklum besok nak jalan, bukan main gumbira lagi ati ku..tadi my boss call my hp pun ai tak angkat, ai tak nak mood ku terganngu, balik keje kalo kena hampot tu belakang kira, appraisal pong dah over, so member tak leh rub balik my score kan..muehehehe..baik kan ai.. ingat nak sambung cakap lagi, tapi nanti jadi 1 entry plak kat sini..senang2 nanti karang ai sambung kalo nak potpet lagi eh babe..

Hann said...

anie..

nampak so sedap.. apatah lagi kalau masut mulut.. hehhehe

Mas said...

salam anie....sedappnya kek, nampak gebu jerr..nak 10 ketoi boleh,,ramai ni kat rumah....he..he..

NoorMasri said...

salam...nampak sedap kek tu, bole lah cuba nanti

Rima said...

Tak pernah bake strawberry pound cake.. one fine day akan ku cuba.. haizz dont know why when a blogger baked pound cake i feel like baking em right away.. gulp i can imagine how many slices will go into this tummy :op

Anie said...

Babe,

U mcm tulis composition hahahaz...tapi I mmg seronok baca, mmg sgt di alu2kan comments dari u....I like ;)

U dont worry baybeh, spelling pontang ke panting ke yg penting kita paham. Kalau tak paham pun buat2 paham jer :D wahahahaz

I think hari ni blogspot ada problem sikit arh. My page punya lah susah nak load lepas tu asik main hang ajer :( Then the feedjit punya widget also doesnt work anymore...giler betol. Kasi org susah whooaaaa.....

Alahhh Yat, org lelaki mmg tak boleh suruh buat keje pompuan. Kalau u suruh dorang buat pun nanti kita kena betulkan balik. Jadi dbl job, I lagi senang hati buat keje sendiri drpd suruh my hb tolong...buat sakitkan hati jer whahahaz :D Biar lah dia pi main xbox ke psp ke playstation ke wii ke. Semua game ada dkt rumah I ni dah mcm arcade...Isshhh dah tua2 pun asik nak main game ajer my hb ni....hahahaz oooppss mengumpat plak XD

Anyway, enjoy ur holiday babe...jgn poning2 kopala pasal boss u yg bossy tu. Mmg betul u ckp, belakang kira kelau dia nak hampot u besok2....yg penting u have a great time with ur family...

Anie said...

Hann,

Mmg sedap lah...I boleh habiskan kek ni sendiri...hahahaz Ganaskan?? :D

Anie said...

Salam Mas.

Bestnya ada ramai org dkt rumah, boleh tolong habiskan. Dkt sini, cuma kita 3 jer...meh sini amik 10 ketul cepat...hehehez

Anie said...

Salam Noor,

Tenkiu sbb sudi singgah to my blog :)

Sedap mmg kek ni, cfm u will like it too...I highly recommend kek sedap utk u cuba buat ;)

Anie said...

Rima,

I know u mmg feveret pound cake :) Sedap and lembut lah kek ni. Kalau I tak pack kan hb utk share with his friends, cfm I akan habiskan semua...hahahaz. Tak nak, tak nak, tak nak mkn byk2 huhuhu.

My feveret part is the burnt puree alamak sedapnya makan, teringat the biskut nenas timbang yg my mom slalu bli :D

Alisa said...

Anie your recipes are delicious!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this strawberry widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes with strawberry,Thanks!

Anie said...

Thank u Alisa...It's my pleasure to share this recipe with Foodista readers ;) I've already added the strawberry widget...hope I did it correctly...hehehez

Alisa said...

Thank you so much Anie for adding the widget,you got it right :) I look forward to reading more of your delicious recipes :)

Anie said...

U are most welcome Alisa ;) and thank u too.....

Katerina said...

This strawberry cake looks fantastic. I love strawberries.

Anie said...

Thanks Katerina :)

I love strawberries too, in fact I luv all berries....they are berry good...hehehez ;)