Archive for April, 2020

Pancakes

Posted: April 21, 2020 in America, Breakfast, Weekend

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There are loads of different recipes for pancakes in cookery books and all over the internet.  Click on the pancake link to open the free Apple Book with 4 easy to make pancake recipes.

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The best thing about pancakes is that they are very difficult to get wrong!  Even a pancake that’s a bit blah is good.

Seriously simple to make and even easier to eat!

Enjoy!

 

I know I haven’t written in a long time and was hoping to be in my new kitchen a long time ago, unfortunately, the pandemic that’s gripped us all means its not quite finished.  But please do not dismay as I have been cooking, as many of you see in my instagram feed .

With everyone staying indoors, people have taken to either learning a new skill or resurrecting a faded passion.  Most have taken to baking – hence the flour-crisis hitting our local food stores.

BUT HAVE NO FEAR – this flourless orange and almond cake will banish any cake-pangs that may have been growing in your house and will keep children (young and old) happy, even if for just a few minutes!

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Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

Ingredients:

2 large oranges
6 large eggs
225g ground almonds
225g caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder

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1st: Wash the oranges and simmer, unpeeled in water for 2 hours or until a knife can be pushed through the peel with no resistance.

2nd: Allow them to cool, cut them open to remove the seeds and the green stalky part.  Puree the oranges in a food processor.

3rd: Preheat an oven to 190ºC (175ºC for fan assisted ovens). 

4th: Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and mix thoroughly.  This can also be done easily in a large bowl.

5th: Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured cake tin with a spring form base (I used a 20cm/8 inch springform cake tin).

6th: Bake for approx 50mins until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the cake tin before turning it out and cooling on a wire rack.

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The diameter of your cake pan, size of the oranges and your oven’s temperature accuracy will all determine how long this cake should be baked for.  Remember that this is a moist cake but cooked all the way through.   

The cake easily doubles up as a dessert should you wish to serve it after a meal with vanilla ice cream on the side or as the base to a fruity trifle.