Monday, May 3, 2010

Orange Cake

Monday May Day holiday and I decided to check out another fabulous recipe from a favourite little cook book called "Recollections and Recipes of Riverstone" by Jan Alley. Riverstone is an historical home in Gordonvale owned by Jan and Noel Alley. 100 years ago Riverstone was a hotel catering for pack-teamsters, horse riders and horse drawn vehicles enroute to the Atherton Tablelands via the Gillies Highway. In recent times Jan opened Riverstone as a Tea House and lunch venue and published a book with some of her favourite recipes. What I love most about the recipes in Jan's book is that they are good ol'fashioned favourites using ingredients that my grandmother would have used. There is a recipe for "Granadilla Pie" which I would love to try however the last time I saw granadillas growing was in my grandmother's house in Innisfail about 45 years ago. I don't know if anyone grows granadillas anymore? I wanted to try out the new kuglehopf cake tin I bought in Brisbane last year and thought that an Orange cake would go perfectly.
Ingredients :
190g butter
1 tabs arrowroot
155g SR flour
155g sugar
2 eggs
juice and rind of 1 orange
1 tabs water
Beat butter, sugar and rind till fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beting well. Stir in orange juice and water. Lastly fold in sifted four and arrowroot. Turn into greased and foured ring tin. Bake in a moderate oven 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes until cooked when tested. Leave in tin a few minutes, then turn out and cool. Ice with orange icing.
Verdict : Delicious! Don't think it is going to last till tomorrow.

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