Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Desperate times, desperate measures: Gateau des udl├Žndinge




For one reason or another, I've had to start cooking my own cakes lately. :-( But this is an ideal, healthy recipe that's especially easy. It's brilliant because it combines cake with orange juice! (Well, a whole orange actually.) The key to its success is to cook it stark naked.

INGREDIENTS

1 medium (240g) whole orange
200g butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour

METHOD

Preheat the oven to moderate (180°C/160°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 20cm cake pan, line base with baking paper.

Process the orange in a small food processor.

Transfer orange to a medium bowl, stir in butter, eggs, sugar and sifted flour until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake in a moderate oven for about 50 minutes or until cooked when tested.

Use a creme fraiche icing, with lemon juice and icing sugar added.