Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Citrus and Basil Cake

This is a particular cake. It's made with whole boiled citrus and food processed to obtain a puree.
The result is a very moist cake and very rich. It has a subtle bitter taste and a mild taste of basil, which add freshness.




Ingredients:

1 orange
2 lemons
1 lime
125 g butter
1 cup of sugar
5 eggs
2 cups of almond flour
1/2 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup basil

sliced almonds, for decoration
sliced orange, lemon and lime, for decoration


Preheat the oven to 180°. Line the base of a 22 cm cake tin with packment paper.
Boil the orange, lemons and lime and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until moist.
Let cool, then chop the citrus roughly, removing the seeds. Process orange, lemons, lime, butter, sugar, eggs, almond flour, flour, baking powder and basil in a food processor, until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour.
Decorate.



Ingredienti:

1 arancia
2 limoni
1 lime
125 g burro
1 tazza di zucchero
5 uova
2 tazze di farina di mandorle
1/2 tazza di farina
1 cucchiaino di lievito
1 tazza di basilico


Riscaldare il forno a 180°. Foderare una tortiera di 22 cm con carta forno.
Mettere a bollire gli agrumi e cuocere per circa 10 minuti.
Far raffreddare, tagliare gli agrumi a pezzettoni, togliendo i semi. Mettere arancia, limoni, lime, burro, zucchero, farine, uova, lievito e basilico in un robot da cucina e amalgamare tutto fino ad ottenere un composto liscio ed omogeneo.
Versare l'impasto nella tortiera e cuocere per circa 1 ora.


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