This is based on a Nigella recipe…love the great flavours…I’ve made this a couple of times with different types of oranges successfully every time…just a slightly different taste. And it’s gluten free..all the rage right now…as long as you use gluten free baking powder.
400g oranges about 3-4 medium sized
225 g caster sugar
275 g ground almonds
1 t baking powder…again for this to be a gluten free cake then you must use gluten free baking powder.
Pop the oranges into a fairly large pan and fill with water….for about 2 hours. Keep an eye on the pan….the first time I tried this I let it run dry. Mmmmmm burnt oranges…not! Drain the oranges, then let the oranges cool…they will be rather soft and squishy. When cool, split them open and take the seeds out then pop the whole thing…yup peel and all into a food processor and whip away! Preheat the oven to 190c. Prepare an 8″ pan. After you have pureed your oranges add the rest of the ingredients and whip until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and pop into the oven for about an hour or until a knife comes out clean. I served this with fresh orange segments and double cream whipped with a bit of Cointreau…you can add orange juice to the cream if you want a non alcoholic cream :}