I’ve not had much time to experiment with baking recently, but when I saw @growforagecookferment’s Instagram post about blood orange cake, I just needed to see if I might turn it into something I might be allowed to eat.m
My son’s been eating so many blood oranges recently, it’s been exciting to do something else with the oranges rather than just devouring them raw!
Syrup: 120ml water, 90g sugar, and 60ml maple syrup, 2 blood oranges finely sliced
100g almond meal
140g finely grated sweet potato
80g buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
90g maple syrup
120g lactose free yoghurt
1/4 tsp psyllium
Rind of 2 lemons and some dried rosemary
For the syrup, boil the water, sugar, and maple syrup for 5 minutes.
Add the blood orange slices gently, and leave to simmer for 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile, Pre-heat the oven to 175C.
Mix all of the cake ingredients to quite a dry mix.
Put one orange slice in the middle of an oiled cake tin with baking paper. Put more slices from the middle, overlapping until the touch the outside of the tin. Add some syrup on top.
Pour the cake mix on top of the orange slice.
Bake for 45 mins.
Turn the cake upside down and take out of the tin.
Pour some more syrup over the cake before you eat it. The rind is edible by the way.