And now to my favourite part – dessert!
So I then searched on almonds and oranges (both of which we feasted on in Seville!) and came up with this recipe from chef James Martin. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/orange_cake_with_a_18847
If I had read the recipe all the way through before I started (*important note to self!*) I would have begun 24 hours earlier!! The (whole) oranges need to be boiled and cooled before you begin the cake!
So while the oranges were cooking in the bottom oven of the Aga I got on and made the sauce. If I make this again (which I definitely will!) I’ll cut the orange segments up so they are much smaller in the sauce – but it was delicious!
Also I’ll weigh the oranges BEFORE I cook them – as when I had pureed them and the recipe says, ‘take 450g’ I only had about 275g (they were obviously small ones!) so I had to scoop out the orange pieces from the sauce mixture and add them in for the cake!
Plus I hadn’t got enough ground almonds so I used half ground almonds and half self raising flour – it was perfect though – I think it would have been too dense with all almonds.
My tin was 10.5″ and the recipe says 9″ – so if you use the right size tin it would be deeper!
I also made a fresh fruit salad
So there was cake and sauce, fresh fruit salad and cream, and/or vanilla ice cream! All delicious!
I had prepared cheese and biscuits but we were all too full!