- Christmas treat
One of my greatest pleasures in life is to spend hours at a table, eating with friends and family… That’s why I am always so excited when Christmas is coming. There will be serious cooking this year, my sister and I wi
ll put the apron on. She is passionate and meticulous so I know we will have long and great time in the kitchen and at the table as well.
For now here is my ‘Mini sticky orange and almonds cakes’recipe. Makes 25.
– 2 whole oranges, unpeeled
– 6 eggs, beaten
– 250g granulated sugar
– 250g ground almonds
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 4 tbsp pomegranate kernels to garnish
– 150ml Greek-style yoghurt
Cook the whole oranges in boiling water until soft (1 ½ hours). Cool completely. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas 5.
For the cake: Cut orange in half and remove any pips. Place in a food processor, process to a smooth puree. Add eggs, sugar, almonds and baking powder, pulse until well combined. Pour batter into the line tray. Bake until firm to the touch, for 40min. Cool completely.
Release pomegranate kernels by pulling stem ends of each quarter towards each other. Cut the pastry in 20 rounds with a pastry circle cutter. Spoon ½ tsp of yoghurt on to each little cake and garnish with pomegranate kernels. Serve at room temperature.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas full of joy and good food shared with your loved ones.