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Orange Loaf Cake

It’s a super easy cake to make and full of orange flavor.


orange 1

eggs 3

sugar 100g

vegetable oil 70 ml

vanilla 1/2 tsp

flour 250g

baking soda 1/4 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp


Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.

  1. Cut orange into small chunks and remove the seed.
  2. Put orange into a blend and blend till into paste.
  3. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl. Add in sugar and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  4. Add egg mixture into blender and mix with orange paste well.
  5. Pour the orange egg mixture into a big bowl. Add in vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Sieve in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Combine them.
  7. Brush loaf pan with butter and dust with flour.
  8. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  9. Into the oven and bake for 40 mins.

Cool down and cut into slices. The orange cake smells incredible.

Oven Roasted Orange Duck Leg

My husband loves roasted duck. I used to make roasted duck leg in this way:


But this time I want to try something different. It’s Chinese New Year, which means there are so many mandarin oranges. So i just have that thought, using oranges to cook roasted duck leg.

First, make the marinade:

  • Juice of a medium orange
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey

Mix them well.

Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper over duck leg. To make duck more tasty, I poked it with toothpicks. But I didn’t poke skin just want to keep skin complete and looks great after cooking.

Cut the duck leg at the point like one finger below the joint. So when it’s baked, it will shrink and expose the bone. Put duck leg in a zip bag. Pour the marinade in. And let duck stay in fridge for overnight.

When you are ready to cook, first preheat oven to 170 degree C. Take the duck out and drain. Don’t discard the marinade, it would be used to make sauce. Wipe the skin with kitchen towel. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp vinegar and 1/2 tsp water. Brush it over the duck skin. After it got dried, brush again. Repeat for like 2 or 3 times. Put the duck leg into over and roast for 40 mins.

Pour the marinade into sauce pan. Add in 1 tablespoon water. Heat with low heat and keep stirring till condensed.

Spread orange sauce in a plate, put the roasted duck leg over it. You can also garnish the dish with orange peel. But remember to remove the white part first.

My husband loved it very much.


  • Cut duck leg at one finger below the joint. Poke duck with toothpicks for severest times. Marinate duck leg with 1 fresh orange juice, 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp honey for overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Mix 1/2 tsp water, 1/2 tsp honey, and 1/2 tsp vinegar in a small bowl. Brush duck skin with it for 2-3 times. Brushing should Wait till it’s dry. Roast duck leg for 40 mins.

  • Heat marinade in a sauce pan. Add in 1 tablespoon water. Keep stirring till condensed.

  • Serve the duck with sauce

Homemade Lemon Orange Jam

Original recipe:


I used 1 lemon, 2 oranges, 1600ml water as said in original recipe. But I reduced sugar. I used only 600g sugar, and it turned out very sweet to me.

1. Use a slicer to make lemon & orange peel into short strips.

2. Cut lemon and orange into small pieces. ( I took off all the white parts)

3. Put all the peel and pulp in a large bowl, add in 1000ml boiled water for overnight.

4. Put all the peel, pulp and water in a pot large enough for another 600ml water. 

5. Turn on the stove and heat with low heat till the water in the pot reduces to half and peel turns softened.

6. Add in sugar and turn to high height. Keep stirring.

7. Water in the pot will become less and condensed. Take out a few drops in a plate to test their mobility. If the drops don’t flow well, then it’s done. You need to test many times, just please be patient.

8. Put them in sterilized jars. 

The Chinese label was written by me. 🙂

柠檬 “Ning meng” means lemon.

橙子 “Cheng zi” means orange.

酱 “jiang” means jam or sauce, depending on the text.

日期 “ri qi” means date.

I almost spent the whole morning making this jam. And tested many many times. I’m glad the jam tastes so good. 

It can be used as bread spread or to make fruit tea.