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Recipe: Cretan almond orange cake

Recipe: Cretan almond orange cake

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This Cretan recipe is perfect with a cup of tea

Ingredients:

3 oranges
9 eggs
1 tablespoons of orange zest
1 cup castor sugar
3 cups almond meal
3/4 cup rice flour
1- teaspoon baking powder

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Ingredients for syrup:

Juice and zest of one orange
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water

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Method:

1. Place oranges in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them
2. Cover with baking paper and lid and bring to boil
3. Cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes or until they are soft
4. Discard liquid and cool oranges
5. Process oranges to a course paste
6. Cream the eggs and sugar till white and fluffy
7. Add almond meal, rice flour and orange pulp and combine well
8. Grease and line a cake tin bake in for 45 minute in 190c oven

Method for syrup:

1. Combine sugar, water, juice and zest and make light syrup cooking for about 6 minutes
2. Pour on to cake and let cool

* This cake is also tasty eaten warm and with ice cream or cream.

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