Its holiday time!!! In the pursuit of sunshine we decide that Cornwall would be our best bet to catch some rays and start on the summer tan…..maybe a little optimistic. However on arrival to the beautiful seaside town of St. Ives we were not disappointed; the sun was shining and the sea was sparkling blue.
I was living in Sydney for a short time last year and whilst I was out there I was introduced to a whole new breakfast experience. As I was doing foodie research I subjected myself to spending hours in their endless supply of cool, quirky cafés. It was here that I discovered a love for breakfast done the Australian way!
We all have one month of the year when there seem to be more Birthdays than usual, mine happens to be February. As I don’t like to repeat myself, making creative and exciting Birthday cakes can be tricky. However, I came across an Orange and Almond cake in a lovely little cafe in Cheltenham, this gave me the idea for this cake. As they are in season at the moment I thought it would be nice to try this recipe with Blood Oranges and I think they work a treat! However if you make this out of season then normal large oranges would be fine. I made this cake for my Mums birthday; we had this cake as a dessert with crème fraiche which just finished it off nicely.