Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tea and Tangerine



TANGERINE!
 
when she dances by,

senoritas stare

and caballeros sigh...


And I've seen toasts to Tangerine ~~





In my photo, tangerine pound cake is keeping company a teacup and brew pot from my friend Jill...
 Jill I'm also enjoying the chai tea you gave me ...

and my cup runneth over with gladness!

(p.s...Jill, do you recognize the plate in the pic...
you gave me that about 15 years ago with a giant matching coffee cup!)


~

I thought I'd share my recipe for
Tangerine Pound Cake ...


I purchased a large bag of tangerine's and I've been enjoying fresh squeezed juice, but thought I'd make a variation of a banana bread recipe I love by substituting tangerines for the banana's....

Here's the easy and fresh recipe:

1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 eight ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened (1/3 less fat)
1 2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1 TBSP. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup half n half ....** 
...**(I guess the half n half and the butter make up for the third less fat in the cream cheese ;))
3 Tbs. Tangerine peel
3 Tangerines...
(squeeze the tangerines over a strainer into a cup and set juice aside for later)

Preheat oven to 375...

Grease and flour two loaf pans and set aside...

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
Add dry ingredients alternately with half 'n half

Stir in Tangerine peel 

Pour mixture into pans and bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to sit for about ten minutes and then
drizzle reserved tangerine juice over each loaf. 
Remove from pans onto wire rack to cool. 


Raise a cup and toast to Tangerine!




11 comments:

The Mom Chef said...

Oh, my sigh of happiness! I have clementines in the house so I think I'll be making this with those. It looks so amazing. The tea cup is beautiful too.

Lizzy said...

Yes, this looks delicious, Lorraine! A bit of sunshine on a chilly day!!! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend~

Deborah Ann said...

Good Lord - a recipe and a song to go with it? You're my kinda gal! Now you got me spoiled. I'm gonna have to listen to this song while I'm making my Tangerine pound cake:

unsalted butter...play song...cream cheese, sugar, eggs...replay song...flour, baking powder, salt...replay song...half & half, tangerine peel...replay song...

Thanks for the recipe - and the mood swing! Heheh...

Teresa said...

Lorraine!!!! You are awesome...I agree with Debby...a recipe and a song to go with it...so my kinda gal!!!!...I slurp with delight as the drool rises from my tongue wanting to take a slice out of that picture!!! I love you girl!!!

A multi-dimensional life said...

Thanks friends! You may have noticed that I changed my comment format. Something was wrong with the other format and it kept locking up. People were having difficulty leaving comments. Hopefully all is well now!

p.s. the only problem with this song is I can't get it out of my head....all night long..."tangerine"! Enough Frank, I need some sleep! ;)

Katherines Corner said...

I said yum out load when I saw this. This cake looks so delish and the recipe sounds diving. Thank you for sharing Hugs!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Tangerine is suppose to be the color for the year...this sounds wonderful, I collect pound cake and cheesecake recipes, so I pinned this to Pinterest to put on my to bake list.

Deborah said...

It sounds wonderful Lorraine!
Looks great too...I love anything with orange in it!
Thank you for your email and thats been happenening to me too with some blog comments on various blogs.
Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness!

Deborah xoxoxo

A multi-dimensional life said...

Thanks Deborah! I hope the isssue is cleared up very soon! T hanks for stopping by! xoxo

mangiabella said...

I'll raise my cup and toast this fantastic poundcake!!!!! Just the thought of this tangerine deliciousness brings a smile to my face. And that is a beautiful pot and mug by the way.....ahhh I'm sorry I missed Frank....but this is definitely a plate of sunshine in the heart of winter! xoxo

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Mercy... I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!

Good to hear from you.

peace~elaine

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