Gong Xi Fa Cai
The first day of the chinese lunar calender always holds a special place for our family.
Our dearest daughter was born on the day which, coincidentally, was also the eve of Eid ul-Fitr.
It was one of the happiest moments of my life...
Orange Cake with Chocolate Morsels
1 tsp baking soda
180 ml water
125 g butter, softened
170 g sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 small oranges
200 g dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 180˚C
Grease and line the 20 cm tin
Dissolve the baking soda in the water and set it to one side
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well
Then add the flour and salt to the mixture and fold through
Roughly chop the oranges into chunks in the food processor, skin and all
Add this to the cake batter along with the water and bicarbonate of soda
Add the chocolate and stir through to combine
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 45 min
Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool
Serve and ENJOY!!