Monday, January 18, 2010

So Ready .. So So Ready!

Remember my diabolical plan of winning over the labor nurses by offering them my Pistachio-Cardamom Pound Cake? I'm sticking to the general idea, but with a different cake. It's a day before my due date as I'm hurriedly typing this, and I had to share this recipe with you once more. It's a reminder really. I made this cake last year when blood oranges were in season, and I saw them again at my grocery store recently, so grabbed a whole bunch. This beautiful cake is sitting on my kitchen counter right now, ready to get sliced. I'm positive that it will win over the entire staff at the hospital, and make them more generous with the drugs.
I'll keep you all posted about whether my scheme succeeds, or whether yours truly will cave and gobble it up all at once. But regardless of my situation, you should use the limited supply of blood oranges out there to make this cake. Hurry. Run, don't walk to your grocery store. I waddled as fast as my swollen feet could take me.
Blood Orange Yogurt Cake - a moist, delicate, fragrant, fresh symphony in your mouth. Melts on your tongue.

Now wish me luck - I'm off to pack my hospital bag, folks. The time is nearly upon us, when I can join the exalted ranks of mommyhood! Well, I hope. Delivery is tricky business, even after all that modern medicine has accomplished. So if you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know I'm knee-deep in baby poop. Gawd, it's funny how much I want that!

24 comments:

Ellie said...

Very nice yogurt cake! I like the red top :)

Happy Cook said...

Wowo just look at that beautiful colour of the fruit. ANd the cake looks so so delish.

Future Grown-Up said...

That looks gorgeous...If I was a nurse, you would become my favorite patient after seeing that.

Good luck in the next few days and congratulations again!

Ann said...

Good luck Muneeba! Take the cake for YOU!!! Enjoy a big slice after baby is here!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Thinking of you, right this moment. Welcome to Mommyhood. I can't believe you baked a cake, as pregnant as you are! What a gal!

Mari said...

GOOD LUCK LOVE!!!!! KEEP US UPDATED!

Joanne said...

I'm so excited for you sweetie! Good luck with everything and let us know how it goes when you can. You are going to be an excellent mom!

This cake looks amazing. It would definitely win over the hospital staff. But no one would blame you if you ate it all before you got there. After all, you're going to need a lot of energy to push out that baby!

s said...

Best of luck..Im sure you'll do great!

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh I'm craving for this already! I must really get my baking utensils sorted out!

Deeba PAB said...

Good luck to you my dear friend. Ye gads, didn't realise it was so soon! WOOT...of course they're gonna love this gorgeous cake! Come back soon with your bundle of joy!! {HUGS & KISSES}

Anonymous said...

May Allah make it easy on you. The whole experience is gonna make you feel that you are not going to go through another pregnancy and delivery EVER!!! And very soon you will crave for another round of it LOL! Enjoy the baby and keep those recipes coming even after the baby and post the baby pics.

Maria said...

I'm thinking you've had the baby ... and hope everything went well! All the best!

Roumopod said...

Bestest of Luck Muneeba.
you are IA IA IA going to rock at that...":D:D:D:D
we are so looking forward to little pittar patter:D:D and baby food recipes
Take care and drop a one liner as soon as you have a cuddly warm thing to hold in your arms and light up your life.:D

Kerstin said...

Good luck Muneeba - I'll be thinking of you and sending lots of good vibes!!

Gorgeous cake too :)

5 Star Foodie said...

The cake is looking excellent! Hope to see the new baby pictures very soon!

Mary said...

Fingers crossed for a quick labour (or lots of drugs)! The cake would do it for me if I were a nurse:) Congratulations!

silk purse said...

All the best my dear!~ I'm sure they'll;( those nurses that is to say); will adore you and your yummy cake!.., ( As an aside, my two sisters, as well as one of my dearest friends, are all labour and delivery nurses)..,


I've only just found your lovely and delicious blog yet, I can't wait to hear your baby/ bundle of joy news!!..,

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling good luck to you, I will pray for a safe and speedy delivery and for a healthy baby. And don't worry darling the poop is part of the package.

Take care
Love & Hugs
Duchess

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Nizsha said...

Oh mashallah Muneeba,

I had read earlier abt your pregnancy and wanted to congratulate you.But I got caught in stuff and had been away from blogging for a while.
Anyway, inshallah you'll be back soon with a healthy, happy baby and a healthy,glowing you.

:)

nandini said...

So So elegant!. Good luck with the baby muneeba! Keeping u i my prayers!.

Cheryl said...

I am living vicariously thru you, I was not able to have babies! I am so excited for you. That cake would win anyone over I would think!

Sophie said...

This cake looks fab, as allways!!

Good luck with the delivery of your baby, Muneeba!!


XXX

vickys said...

CONGRATS!!:) Im sure they'll love you even without the cake. Buit they'll love you more for it, no doubt! :)