Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Almond,Orange and Olive Oil Cake Recipe

"Almond blossom, sent to teach us

That the spring days soon will reach us."

Edwin Arnold.   

I so like the idea of using olive oil in cake making which i found via +David Leite many thanks. What a great idea so i have adapted this recipe from his sumptuous recipe and web site @ Leites Culinaria.

Olive pomace oil is the oil that is extracted from the olive pulp after the first press. Once the mechanical oil extraction of olive oil is complete approximately 5-8% of the oil remains in the pulp,



250g Plain Flour

200g Ground Almonds

2 teaspoon Baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

4 Oranges

3 Table spoons Orange Flower water

5 Eggs

400g Castor sugar

1/2 pint Olive oil (I used Pomace olive oil)


1. Zest the oranges, then squeeze 4 of them. 

3. Sieve  together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl 

4. In a large bowl  beat the eggs on medium speed 

 Add in the sugar and beat 2 minutes.Turn down adding the flour mix and oil slowly.Add the orange juice, zest and orange flower water, beat for a few seconds to mix 

5. Pour the mix into greased and floured cake tin and bake at 350f / 170c  1hour 15 mins or there about. Cool 10 mins

6. Turn the cake out onto the rack and cool completely 

Buttercream icing

140g butter, softened

280g icing sugar

1-2 tbsp Lemon juice

1 Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft.
2 Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
3 Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon lemon juice and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the lemon juice if necessary, to loosen the mixture.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Taster Menu of Alchemy, from the 21stCentury Kitchen

View from Kitchen

Have been deep in the forests of here in North Scotland and came across Flute shaped beauties with a saffron glow known as the " Queen of the Forest" Chanterelle mushrooms.See my page here for more information on Chanterelle Wild Mushrooms

with original music by Galina herself

Caramel iphone5 Apple upside down cake

One of my most Favorite food combinations Dark Chocolate and Raspberries(Scottish best in the world ! ) 
Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse recipe Here
With wine and music !

The Delusion of Food and Lardy cake,with funk
Somersetshire  Lardy Cake Recipe here 

Aromatics for Food  Saffron
As the saffron tints and crimson flushes of morn herald the coming day, more here with spice music

By Jon Chef