Most of you know that my second love is gardening, after sewing, so I often post gardening tips and recipes here on the blog. We have a small "orchard", (we like to call it that because it sounds like we know what we are doing) with two Satsuma tangerine trees, a meyer lemon, fig, olive, dumpling peach, lime and grapefruit tree. This is a story about the grapefruit tree.
About 20+ years ago, our then 8 year old son wanted to plant a tree for Arbor Day with his dad. So Kyle and Mr. Romance decided that we needed a grapefruit tree. This thing grew so slowly and would produce the odd few grapefruits every few years. The fruit was so sour it was deemed inedible by the family. I have wanted to dig the thing up and plant a more productive tree for years. This last year, Mr. Romance decided to give it some of his super duper fertilizer and lo and behold we have about 40-50 grapefruits this year! They are a tiny bit sour but still edible a make delicious juice.
So I scoured Pinterest and found this recipe for Grapefruit Pound Cake.
I won't reprint it because I can't figure out Pinterest's new terms yet, but I can tell you it is really good.
I juiced more grapefruits than were needed because I wanted to drink some of the juice. Refreshing!
It's a super easy recipe and the zest makes it taste so fresh and yummy.
My Mixmaster in action.
This is to show Katy I'm a Ginger Monkey that we do have brown eggs in the US.
Only the best ingredients for my cake.
It bakes over an hour, slow and steady to produce a dense pound cake texture.
Two Tablespoons of juice reserved for the glaze, then I drank the rest.
More powdered sugar, juice and zest and the glaze is the "icing on the cake" for sure.
Ta, Dah! Done, and so, so yummy.
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