This Gluten Free Moroccan Orange Cake recipe was developed by my friend and gluten-free work colleague, Eleanor Hickson, from Killiskey Bakery in the Garden of Wicklow. It’s high in vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fibre and protein.
– 200g dark brown sugar
– 4 eggs, separated
– Zest of 2 oranges
– Juice of 1 orange
– 200g ground almonds
For the syrup glaze
– 130g caster sugar
– Juice of 2 oranges
– 1 cinnamon stick
– 1 teaspoon orange essence or Cointreau
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4/350°F. Line a 22cm or 23cm round cake tin with parchment paper.
2. Beat the brown sugar, egg yolks, orange zest and juice in a large mixing bowl until fluffy and yellow. Gradually beat in the ground almonds.
3. In a separate spotlessly clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter with a metal spoon.
4. Spoon the batter into the lined cake tin. Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean and the cake is golden brown. Leave to rest on a wire rack in the tin until it’s cool.
5. To make the glaze, simmer the caster sugar, orange juice and cinnamon stick in a saucepan for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved.
6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then add the orange essence or Cointreau. Pour the syrup over the lukewarm cake in its tin. Serve with vanilla ice cream or natural yoghurt.
The ‘Fuel Food Cookbook’ is more than just a collection of recipes. Author, nutritionist and chef Oliver McCabe sets out the cornerstones of nutrition and provides over 100 recipes for healthy food that doesn’t cost the earth – food that won’t have you stressing out over complex recipes and ingredients. This book brings healthy wholefoods back to basics and is packed with simple, flavoursome recipes for all kinds of meals and snacks, from juices and smoothies to substantial breakfast and brunch dishes, soups, salads, breads, burgers, casseroles and all kinds of snacks and sweet treats that you can actually feel virtuous about enjoying! Having worked in wholefood and vegetarian cafés worldwide,Oliver returned home in 2001 to help run the family business, Select Stores Dalkey. he has transformed it into a dynamic health-food store, which now includes Fuel Food, a fresh wholefood kitchen and deli and the food he produces there is the inspiration for this book.
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