I have excelled myself with a doubly topical post today, and a delicious one at that.
This week is Coeliac Awareness Week and Sunday is World Baking Day – so I’m combining the two and sharing my favourite gluten-free cake recipe!
It also happens to contain no dairy. There is refined sugar in there, but we can’t always be perfect…
Orange & Almond Cake
Two big oranges, roughly chopped, pips removed (leave the skin on, gives lovely flavour)
5 eggs (separated)
200g caster sugar
225g ground almonds
Handful of flaked almonds to decorate the top
Icing sugar to decorate
Place the chopped oranges in a pan, add a splash of water, cover and gently simmer for about 30 minutes.
Once cooked, very finely chop the orange or bung it all in a food processor until you have a puree.
Whisk egg whites until they form stiff peaks, gradually whisk in half the caster sugar.
Whisk the eggs yolks with the remaining caster sugar and add in your oranges.
Gently fold the egg whites into the mixture – don’t be too vigorous or you’ll knock all the air out!
Spoon into a cake tin, sprinkle the top with flaked almonds.
Bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees C
I love mine served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey – yum.
Hope you all get your aprons on this Sunday – do tweet me photos of your delicious baked goods, @PaiSkincare. Maybe we should get Mary Berry to judge them…?