Makes 1 x
25cm/10 inch cake Cold
Vegetarian Nuts Fruit Cakes Bake Fayre Poland Europe
Oranges, pricked in a few places
Self Raising Flour
tbsp Soured Cream
Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4 and grease a 25cm/10inch square shallow cake tin.
Place the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine
breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar then add the egg
yolk and enough soured cream to form
a soft workable dough.
Turn the mixture onto a floured board and roll out just large enough to fit into
the tin. Bake in the oven for 1 hour until
Meanwhile, place the oranges in a pan, cover with water, bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the oranges from
the pan, reserving the water, and place
in iced water to cool them. Once cooled, slice the oranges and remove the pips.
Dissolve the icing sugar in the reserved orange water bring to the boil and boil
10 minutes to make a syrup. Add the orange slices and simmer for 10 minutes or until the rind is tender. Remove from the
heat and cool the orange slices in the syrup.
After the cake has been in the oven for an hour, remove from the tin and place on a floured baking sheet, right side up.
Arrange a layer of the orange slices over the
top, draining them of any excess syrup. Sprinkle over the almonds then return the cake to the oven for 5 minutes to allow the
orange slices to dry. Serve cold.
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introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or
whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.
- to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together
with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This
process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.
- The incorporation of fat into flour.Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and
forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully
incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.