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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Whole orange and almond cake

This is a good cake for those who may have gluten or dairy allergies.  It is served here with greek yoghurt which is the perfect partner but is delicious on its own too.

Step 1:     Pick oranges from the tree.
Step 2:     Collect eggs from chickens.

Only joking, it is just that this cake is a favourite at the moment because we happen to have a lot of oranges and eggs.  The cook in this house also buys almonds in bulk, blanches and processes them in the blender.  But you can buy almond meal.

  • 2 oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 gms caster sugar
  • 250 grams of almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder.

  • boil whole oranges covered in water for 2 hours.
  • preheat oven to 190 C
  • beat sugar and eggs
  • add chopped oranges (everything except pips)
  • add almond meal and baking powder.
  • mix
  • place mixture in greased 20 cm baking pan
  • cook for  approximately 1 hour until cake springs back when lightly touched in the middle.

Also a note to would be burglars.  Beware the security staff.  The killer mongrel and her clawed feline off-sider  are always on duty.  Enter at your own risk!


  1. Having been fortunate to have sampled the above cake, I would like to endorse the writer's comments. It is good, yummy and delicious but it also vanished very quickly - esp the left over's sent to my house. Thanks girls.

  2. The piece of cake I had is still clinging to the hips, who cares, the cake was yummy.


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