This is a delicious cake. It is also really easy to make. The recipe is from Nigella Lawson, and is middle eastern in origin. I have seen similar recipes but this is the one I like as it is so simple.
Put five clementines in a pan (these were large ones-I would use 6 if they were small), cover with water and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and cook for two hours. The smell of doing this is lovely and I wish I could blog it!
When they are cooled, drain them, then pulp them in the blender. I had ones without pips-but if they have pips cut in half and remove first. The skin, pith and flesh all go in-they are all lovely and soft after two hours cooking.
Add 225g of sugar, 250g of ground almonds and mix in.
You also need a heaped teaspoon of baking powder-I didn't use this as I had to use 50g of flour as only had 200g almonds.
Mix the orange pulp in last.
You need a 21cm cake tin-I only have these two and the mixture filled them nicely. One of my cakes came out thin and one thicker!
It is a very moist cake with a lovely bitter orange taste-it goes really well with coffee and is good with a little cream if you like.
Here is a conversion list for U.S. measurements to metric-Leenie made me think of that when she made the fig cake! I forgot the baking times and temperature-sorry!
Time-about an hour-and put foil on top after 40 minutes to prevent burning. Temperature-gas mark 5 or 190C-in my oven-a fan oven-I did 160C.I have been looking for this website for ages. I found it when I was first on the internet in 2007 and lost it-well it was still in my favourites list but I didn't know that! I like the main page with the little rooms, and the dolls are interesting. This was before I started making dolls.