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Offline Pattidevans

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St Clement's cake
« on: 04 March 2012, 07:39:14 PM »
This is actually a variation on another recipe I posted in the old forum, which in it's turn was a variation of the low carb pound cake.  It came about because we bought some blood oranges, which we normally love but these ones were really tart!

2 unwaxed lemons
1 small orange (I used a blood orange) skin scrubbed to remove the wax.
110g softened butter or something like "Utterly Butterly"
110g greek style yoghurt
2 tsps orange extract (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
200g ground almonds
4 large eggs.
1 cup (25g) Splenda

Heat the oven to gas mark 4 (350F, 180C).  Grease and bottom line a 9" cake tin - pref a quick release one or a loose bottomed one.


 
  • Put the lemons and orange into a pan of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours until really really tender.  Mine were on 2 hours today - try not to prick them or you will lose a lot of juice into the water and the water should be discarded as it will be very bitter.
  • Carefully lift the fruit out of the water with a slotted spoon and put on a plate to cool.  Once cooled cut them open and using the tip of a sharp knife and your fingers remove all the pips and discard them.
  • Put the fruit into a food processor (if you haven't got one you will need to find a way of chopping them very finely and will need to go to the end of these instructions to continue the recipe)
  • Add ALL the other ingredients and whizz for a couple of minutes until the mixture is quite smooth and doesn't have lumps.
  • pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and give it a couple of good bangs on the work surface to spread the batter evenly.
  • Put into the oven and bake for approx 35 mins or until the top just gives a little under pressure.  Kind of as though it's not completely set.  Allow to cool in the tin
If you don't have a food processor you can chop the fruit very finely by another means and make the cake in the conventional way by beating the butter and yoghurt together with the Splenda, adding the beaten eggs and essence, then folding in the fruit, ground almonds and baking powder.

Lovely served a bit warm with cream of creme fraiche.

Total cake 53g carbs - serves 10 @ 5.3g carb per serving.
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #1 on: 04 March 2012, 08:56:30 PM »
2 unwaxed lemons
1 small orange (I used a blood orange) skin scrubbed to remove the wax.

Wax? On citrus?
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #2 on: 04 March 2012, 09:27:23 PM »
You may not have it on Aussie fruit Alan but it's been applied to fruit imported into the UK in order to preserve it since about WWII.  Awful stuff but without it you needs must eat your citrus fruit PDQ.
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #3 on: 04 March 2012, 09:28:14 PM »
BTW that cake is simply ----- awesome!
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Offline Idreamofchocolate

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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #4 on: 05 March 2012, 10:01:19 AM »
I did make the one with boiled lemons a while ago, Patti. It was lovely, a real favourite. Haven't made it for a little while though so will try this instead.
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #5 on: 05 March 2012, 10:33:03 AM »
The waxed lemons look shiny and more "lemony" bright and yellow, so they sell. But the unwaxed are better if you need to use the skins in any sense.

Patti I am hunkering to try this cake!
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #6 on: 05 March 2012, 11:05:01 AM »
Can I ask a daft question?

Does the boiling of the fruit, remove the skin / peel?
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #7 on: 05 March 2012, 11:24:04 AM »
Not in the case of citrus, where the rind is pretty thick to begin with.  On some fruits where the peel is thin, boiling might cause the peel to split and make it easier to take off later, like it does with tomatoes?  But for most fruits that need the peel taking off, I just do it with a peeler or a knife.  Citrus fruits I usually use a spoon and to around and pry all the peel off.  Or alternately, slice the fruit into pieces to begin with and pry the fruit off the peel from the "inside".
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #8 on: 05 March 2012, 11:45:33 AM »
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Does the boiling of the fruit, remove the skin / peel?
No, Poppet the peel is what gives the cake a lot of it's flavour - you just bung the whole lot in chopped finely - or in my case it just goes in the food processor.
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #9 on: 05 March 2012, 01:17:37 PM »
How much Splenda ? It's not shown in the list of ingredients.
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #10 on: 05 March 2012, 01:45:04 PM »
Ooops!  Have added the Splenda to the original post (1 cup or 25g)
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #11 on: 05 March 2012, 01:56:13 PM »
Thanks!

I aim to have a bash at this this week sometime...
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #12 on: 16 March 2012, 10:09:16 AM »
Sounds delicious. I am definately going to give this a try.
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #13 on: 27 March 2012, 04:50:48 PM »
I want to try this recipe for Easter but I don't use Splenda, I prefer xylitol. In other recipes I usually use the same, or a little less, weight than sugar (if the recipe were asking for sugar that is). Patti, do you know what is 25g splenda the equivalent of in sugar so I can work out the xylitol ?
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Re: St Clement's cake
« Reply #14 on: 27 March 2012, 04:54:43 PM »
It's 110g sugar Anne
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