Thursday, June 18, 2009
The next baking project for Sweet & Simple Bakes is this Chocolate Orange Drizzle loaf. Since I am moving, I needed to bake this a bit earlier since as of Tuesday I will no longer have any kitchen stuff to bake with. Thankfully, this recipe called for a lot of ingredients I had on hand and needed to use up anyway, so it was really a perfect choice for me to make.
The loaf turned out very moist and fluffy - like a very tender American style yellow cake, just slightly crumbly. I know it sounds a bit odd to be both tender and crumbly, but well - it is. (This was not a bad thing). I was very generous with my poking step - stabbing at the loaf with my toothpick until the entire surface was riddled with tiny holes. As a result, the syrup really soaked in well and made it a very moist cake. The flavor is really very good, not too orange-y. Perfect with coffee. I followed the recipe linked above to the letter. The only change I would make next time is to possibly make a true icing, and not just melt chocolate over the top.
at 2:45 AM Posted by Heatherfeather