The CWA - Country Womens Association was formed in New South Wales and Queensland in 1922. The CWA works to improve conditions for women and children especially those in country and isolated areas.
The CWA today has over 25000 members and is perhaps best known for scones and cakes this overshadows all the other work they do.
Last night the Masterchef All Stars revisited the CWA challenge. The eight competitors drew to decide which cake they would cook. Chris drew the whisk for Citrus Sour Cream Cake. We love citrus in this house. I didn't have any mixed peel so I grated the rind off two lemons. This is a really easy recipe and one for my recipe folder.
Citrus Sour Cream Cake
1 cup castor sugar
3 x 60g eggs
½ cup mixed peel
¾ cup self-raising flour
¾ cup plain flour
½ cup sour cream
oven to moderate temperature (180ºC). Grease and line base of loaf tin
with baking paper.Cream butter add sugar and beat until light and
fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beat well between each addition.
Transfer mixture to larger bowl, stir in the peel with half the sifted
flours and half the sour cream, finally add the remaining flours and
cream. Spread mixture into prepared tin. Bake in moderately slow oven
(160ºC) for about 1-1¼ hours or until cooked. Stand 5 minutes before
turning out to cool on a tea towel covered rack.