Thursday, May 3, 2012

Apricot- Pistachio- Lemon Cake




I’m really excited that finally I’ve received a copy of Lou Seibert Pappas's Coffee Cakes  to join The Home Bakers(THB) event hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavors. f you are interested in joining in the fun please do hop over to THB
 
  


 For the 2ndTHB bake was this Apricot-Pistachio- Lemon Coffee Cake chosen by Chris of Yummy Bakes.  For recipe of this cake please hop over to Chris of Yummy Bakes.




Jane Austen moment in Persuasion (1818)

Chapter 5

Anne herself was become hardened to such affronts; but she felt the imprudence of the arrangement quite as keenly as Lady Russell. With a great deal of quiet observation, and a knowledge, which she often wished less, of her father's character, she was sensible that results the most serious to his family from the intimacy were more than possible.  She did not imagine that her father had at present an idea of the kind.  Mrs Clay had freckles, and a projecting tooth, and a clumsy wrist, which he was continually making severe remarks upon, in her absence; but she was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been.  Anne was so impressed by the degree of their danger, that she could not excuse herself from trying to make it perceptible to her sister.  She had little hope of success; but Elizabeth, who in the event of such a reverse would be so much more to be pitied than herself, should never, she thought, have reason to reproach her for giving no warning. 








 






Linking this post to The Home Bakers event hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavor. To view the rest of the fabulous entries , please click here.




Spring flowers from my garden : Narcissus & Tulips


44 comments:

  1. love pistachios Kit look awesome and delicious!

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    1. Thanks Gloria dear! Have a nice weekend! =)

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  2. Oh. Love that shape of the cake!. And that pic of cake slice cut, ... ohhhh. feel like taking a piece out of it.. I love lemony flavors

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    1. Thanks Sumee for your lovely words! Wuold love to share this cake with you! Have a wonderful weekend, Sumee! =)

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  3. Hi Kit,
    Your cake looks wonderful with the pieces of pistachios on it, now why didn't I think of that! Maybe because pistachios are so expensive over here! LOL!! Wow, your family finished it all in 10 minutes? Great supporters!! This is a lovely cake indeed! Lemony and "apricot-y"! hehe! Thank you for baking and being part of THB! Glad to have you as a fellow baker! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you so much Joyce for your lovely words. It happens that I've some grounded pistachio in my pantry & thought it would jazzed up a bit with some of it on the cake. Ya, agreed that pistachios are expensive even over here. hehehe... ya, my hubby & sons are my number one supporters & love the idea of baking all the recipes in one book! LOL Seriously they've rated this cake a 8/10!! This recipe is a keeper for sure! Love to be part of THB & can't wait for the next bake! Wish you a lovely weekend, Joyce! =)

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  4. it's a tasty cake, isnt it? a nice idea hv those chopped pistachios on top of the skirt! LOL! very delighted to hear that you are joining THB, shall look forward 'baking' together!

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    1. hhahah...Thanks Lena for your nice words! Yes, it's really amazing 'explosion'(French expression) of flavors that make this cake a keeper! LOL ... I wanted to add the 'skirt' pan word in my text but didn't know if you mind or not but I love funny comments that really makes my day! I'm really honor to be part of this awesome group of bakers such as you! Can't wait for the next bakes! Have a wonderful weekend, dear Lena! =)

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  5. Yay!! m so happy now that you'll be joining us in the fun.
    Love this recipe. Such a pretty cake with apricots and pistachios peeking through. The brioche pan certainly transformed this simple cake into something fancy :D.

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  6. that looks just gorgeous kit! I love that contrast of colours from the apricot and pistachios! looks almost too pretty to eat, I don't know how you can bear to!

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    1. Thanks Shu Han. Well, that is why I took quite a lot of pictures of my bakes so that I will not feel to bad about eating them. Sometimes it's hard especially those tedious cake that I spent hours making them. Anyway I still have the photos to remember them off! =)

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  7. Wow this looks amazing! I love the spaceship cake and the hearts are very cute too. Sounds like a fun event too :)

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    1. Thanks Ros for your kind words! Would you like to join in the fun? Have a nice weekend! =)

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  8. You know you bake amazing things?! This looks good outside and inside! Must be mouthwatering!

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    1. Hahaha... Thanks Alida for your lovely words. I'm glad that you like my bakes. This is truly a very delicious cake! Do give it a try! =)

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  9. Love your spaceship mold lol. Beautiful cake!

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    1. Thanks Neshanne ! Hahahah Isn't it cute my space or Barbie skirt mold huh! LOL Have a lovely weekend! =)

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  10. Oh my what a great looking cake. No wonder it didn't last long, it wouldn't in my house either - coffee and nuts who could resist. What a great challenge.

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    1. Thanks a lot your lovely words! It's really a delicious, favorable cake! It's worth trying! =)

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  11. I can so understand your family!!! It once again looks absolutely delicious! Also LOVE your pics! And those flowers...
    Big hug and lots of love from Namibia, maybe one of these days we will meet in person and have some cake and tea together!
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Jutta dear! It will be wonderful if we can meet in person & have a tea time treat together! Love to visit Namibia some day & to meet you & your awesome family too! Sending you cyber hugs & love to you & Eva! =)

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  12. A gorgeous looking cake! I love the little heart ones too!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words! Ya, my favorite are these little sweet hearts too! Have a lovely weekend! =)

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  13. I really like your blog, its so creative with amazing combinations!!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by & your encouraging words. Hope to see you again! Have a great weekend! =)

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  14. What a great idea to be making all the recipes!!I really love the flavors in this cake, pistachos, apricots my favorites!!It looks so moist and delicious and again such good pics with lovely flower arrangements.Now I know where all the flowers come from :)You have a lovely garden Kit!!Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Soni for your nice words that really brightens up my day! This cake is truly worth the try. It moist with amazing combinations of flavors! Yes, most of the flowers that you see in my pictures are from my garden . Except during the winter time, where nothing grows so I bought the flowers from the florist! Have a lovely weekend to you too, Soni! =)

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  15. This is one gorgeous cake...and I love the big chunks of apricot and nuts...so yummy! Have a great weekend, Kit :)

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! It's really tasty & the awesome combination made it really flavor ably delicious! Have a nice weekend to you too, dear Lizzy! =)

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  16. What a great cake...it's a lovely and unusual combination of flavours and I always like the look of cakes made in the fluted tin...although my favourite must be the little hearts! :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura for your nice words! Ya, I love the little sweet hearts too! They are really cute , aren't they! =)

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  17. Did I tell you I like pistachios?
    Your cake look gorgeous as usual and I am sure it won't last long at my house,too.
    I really want to participate in such baking events but then I think what will I do with the baked cakes?
    You have a lovely garden,Dear! That reminds me I have to work in the garden. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  18. LOL.. thanks Balvinder for your lovely words! My hubby & sons love the idea of trying all the recipe in one cookbook coz they love cakes. That is why I participated this challenge. But do feel free to try out these recipes , it really worth the try especially this apricot, pistachio & lemon cake. I've just finished cleaning my garden this afternoon & now it started raining again. So I have to stop! heheh Happy gardening & have a nice weekend, Balvinder! =)

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  19. Hi Kit, wow.... such a lovely cake, I could smell from here lei. I want 2 slices please... hehehe
    Your presentation really look gorgeous.

    And oh ...my... I love your tulips and narcissus, they are so pretty. Wish I can have 2 stalks now.

    Have a nice week ahead. A big cyber hugs to you.

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  20. Kit, your desserts never fail to amaze me!

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  21. Wow....awwesome Cake Kit...........lovely clicks tpoo...

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  22. Wow what great flavours, and I love the little heart shapes - they're super cute! I wanted to tell you about this amazing blog I just discovered, I'm jumping up and down I'm so excited about it - she bakes TONS of coconut goodies...coconut&raspberry white ganache tarts, coconut&pineapple cookies and coconut crumb cake with pineapple vanilla bean jam filling! I thought your husband would be in coconut heaven! It's http://www.bakingobsession.com/

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  23. What a delicious dessert! Beautiful photos!

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  24. Hey, your cake is very pretty in the bundt pan and with the extra grounded pistachio.

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  25. I love the color , texture and flavor contrast in your cake and it looks pretty gorgeous , too ! Love the heart-shaped silicone mould :) I wish I could grab some of that and taste it now ! :D And pick some of your lovely flowers , too ! lol

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  26. Sounds like you are enjoying this baking group. Your cake does look amazing and I love the flavor combination. Also, nice to see that your flour garden is doing quite well!

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  27. Hello kit @ i-lostinausten,

    Nice to know you tru the home bakers! What a coincedence that your sister lives in the Netherlands, But i live in the Southern part. Only 30 minutes to Belgium from here.
    I like that you are inspired bij Jane Austen, i remember the time when my sister and i where teenagers and addicted to the pride and prejudice mini series.
    Have a nice day!

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  28. eileen@hundred eighty degreesMay 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    This has became a international event, people from different countries, cultures, different custom, and background come together to savour same dish. wonderful! I like the spaceship cake, great idea to have honey and pistachio toppings.

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