Saturday, October 27, 2007

A New Recipe

This was my 7.30am baking project this morning as the skies opened up again. I decided to pull a recipe from the Straits Times, Mind Your Body Supplement as it was simple and had no butter in it.
By 9 am, I was serving freshly baked cake to the mother and the help. It was very yummy and fragrant. I added Belvedere's macerated vodka PomaraƄcza, that has orange aromas with bursts of orange blossom. It gave my cake oomph.I made an orange cake, for morning tea.
Recipe from Straits Times
3 medium-size oranges
230g sugar
6 eggs
140g cake flour
100g ground almonds
1 heaped tsp baking powder
Wash the oranges before boiling them whole for around 20 minutes. When cool, puree them in a blender, orange peel and all.
Beat the eggs and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is light and fluffy.
Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold this into the beaten egg mixture along with the ground almonds. Gently mix in the blended oranges.
Pour into a lightly greased cake tin and bake in oven for about one hour at a temperature of 180degC.
Test whether the cake is cooked by inserting a knife or skewer - if wet cake mixture clings to the skewer, then bake a little longer.
Dust top with icing sugar and serve.

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