My sister is coming over from Italy and I am looking forward to spending some good sisterly quality time with her. I will be taking her shopping, we will be having lots coffees together (she really is a coffee addict you know) and maybe... cook too!
Some time ago we created a few recipes together, if you remember the "Cooking with Laura" series. I loved cooking together, so much fun! The two of us really have something in common, we could be spending ages in the kitchen and never get bored discussing for hours which is the best pasta sauce for each type of pasta, how to make the perfect lasagne and so on. She really is damn good in the kitchen and extremely creative.
To welcome Laura I made a cake. January is a quiet month and we all need a break from heavy rich foods but really from time to time we all deserve a little treat, maybe one that won't make us feel too guilty.
Made with almond meal instead of flour therefore suitable for celiacs, this cake has and interesting texture with a subtle orange flavour. I have used clementines as I had so many as you can see, a whole box! But you can use oranges if you prefer.
- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time : 25 minutes
Grate the zest of 2 clementines and squeeze the juice of one.
In a bowl put the eggs, the sugar, the vanilla essence, the salt and the honey and whip for a couple of minutes using an electric mixer. Add the almond meal, the baking powder, the juice of one and the zest of two clementines and mix well.
Grease well and coat with flour a baking tin measuring approx 20 cm or 8 inch and pour the mixture in it.
Bake at 180C or 350F for about 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes with a toothpick and if the mixture is still wet leave it for a little longer.
Wait for the cake to cool down then dust with confectionery sugar and serve.