Nothing like a home delivery of baked treats to cheer somebody up, right? Give me a freshly baked cake and I'd be better in no time. :-) A.'s coworker is home recovering from surgery, so we thought we'd put together a little 'Get Well' basket.
Being that oranges are in peak season (doesn't it seem a little odd that citrus season in right in the middle of winter?) I filled it with my favorite orange goodies!
In the basket:
- Carrot Cake w/Orange Zest Cream Cheese Frosting
- Raisin Scones (my basic scone recipe but I added 2 tbsp of butter to make them extra yummy!)
- Orange Marmalade (Barefoot Contessa's recipe, but i peel the orange to remove the pith which removes the bitterness)
- Orange Maple Butter (from my french toast recipe)
- & fresh fruit of course
I packaged the jam in a mason jar (my fave!) so that it would keep for a few weeks, and put the frosting and delicious butter in ramekins. All wrapped in colorful twine and in a small rattan basket. Name tags included... perfect!
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