This post comes to you from beautiful Morocco where I'm vacationing. It's beautiful and sunny here, with temperatures in the upper 80s. Food is super fresh here; from seasonal vegetables and fruits (I've especially enjoyed the ripe strawberries), to meat (chicken is slaughtered and plucked upon buying – doesn't get any fresher than that). Did I mention the breathtaking scenery?
Seville Orange trees are used as street decoration pretty much everywhere in Morocco
Koutoubiya Mosque in Marrakech in southern Morocco
A little park with water fountains right outside the condo I'm staying in
Back to business... baking business, that is. This month's recipe for ABC of the Month, Spicy Yogurt Pound Cake, is chosen by yours truly.
My mom and I baked up a storm on Sunday. We served the pound cake (and the other goodies) at a familygathering and everybody loved it. My personal opinion: the cake was delicious and moist. The wonderful flavor of almonds came through really well, and so did the orange zest. The spices gave the cake a really nice aroma and lingered in the background without overpowering the cake.
Don't forget to check out the ABC blog roll: Wafae and Chaya. And, if you'd like to give this recipe a try, you can find the recipe for it HERE.
My mom's holding the plate :o)