Sunday, 25 August 2013

Orange, Almond and Yoghurt Loaf

Hello everyone! Firsts things first, I would like to let you know that there's been some changes around here. Inspired by the lovely Lisette, I decided to buy my own URL! This is a huge thing for me and I'm really excited to see how far my little blog can grow. You may have also noticed that I've had a bit of a tidy up, and I've changed colours! I don't do things by half, that's for sure.

On to business then, I thought that seeing as it's Sunday and people just tend to relax, I would post my new favourite recipe. It's so good, and easy, that I've baked it twice in two days! We invited Joe's brother round on Thursday night and he kept coming back for more slices. I don't mind, obviously, so I just baked another one.

Recipe is adapted from Cake Days by the Hummingbird Bakery
For this recipe you will need -
190g (7oz) plain flour 
190g (7oz) butter
190g (7oz) caster sugar
60g (2oz) ground almonds
3 eggs
25g (1oz) yoghurt
1tbsp orange zest
1tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt (not pictured, bit of an idiot sorry!)
1tsp baking powder
10g (1/3oz) flaked almonds

You will also need a loaf tin, two bowls, a skewer and a cooling rack. You could use a knife if you don't have a skewer handy!

I did do step-by-step pictures to go along with this, but it just looked really awful in the bowl. So, I've decided to skip the visuals throughout the process and you can just see the wonder product in all its glory!

No instagram filters on this, baby! Right, on to the recipe...

1. Preheat your oven to 170ºC, then grease your loaf tin with butter and dust with flour.

2. Cream together the butter, orange zest and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. You can use a hand-held electric whisk, but I used a bit of elbow grease and a plastic spatula spoon thing. Add the eggs one by one, ensuring that you've scraped down the sides between each mix.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Tip this into the creamed mixture in two even(ish) batches and mix together until incorporated. Then add the yoghurt and vanilla!

4. Pour the batter into your loaf tin and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until your sponge is firm. I always enter a skewer into the enter to check that no gloopy mixture is lurking in the middle! Remove it from the oven when you're happy, and allow the loaf to cool in its tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Done! Now, you can take some fancy pictures, instagram it, or you could just have a cup of tea and grab a slice!

If you do make this, let me know! I'd love to know what you thought :) 

Chelsea xo


  1. This loaf looks lovely, Chelsea! Orange and almond is always a fantastic flavour combination.

    Angela xx
    Little Apple Tree

    1. It really is, and it never lasts longer than a day!

  2. Oh! It looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it :)

    1. I'd love to know how it turns out :) x

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    1. You really should! I'll be making my third one next week! haha :)


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